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When did you go on maternity leave with twins?

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Jen160817 Sat 30-Sep-17 18:03:19

Hi, am due twins the end of April. Just wondering when you all went on maternity leave? I'm clueless!

neversleepagain Sat 30-Sep-17 18:25:40

I finished at 30 weeks (a physical job with long hours). Babies were born 4 weeks later.

Toomanypackingboxes Sun 01-Oct-17 03:09:05

I finished at 33 weeks, they were born just before 37. I had a mostly desk job.

RandomUsernameHere Sun 01-Oct-17 07:00:13

30 weeks, but in hindsight I could have gone on a bit longer. They were born just before 37.

moggle Sun 01-Oct-17 13:15:44

I'm hoping to last til 34 weeks in my desk job. it's only part time and I have a 3yo DD, so maternity leave this time means two days a week to myself and still 3 looking after DD which means it won't be a big rest :-(

doodlejump1980 Sun 01-Oct-17 13:17:06

Went on mat leave at 33 weeks, had babies at 37+6

Ohhshiney Sun 01-Oct-17 20:18:38

Left with 4weeks annual leave at 33weeks had babies at 37wk2days I work in a supermarket

dangle90 Mon 02-Oct-17 17:14:20

I'm due to go on mat leave at 31 weeks. Got a physical job though I'm 26 weeks now and struggling more and more everyday

BrassicaBabe Mon 02-Oct-17 17:34:15

I planned to do at 38 weeks (hahahahaha). I was knackered and gave in at about 32 weeks. DTS came early at 34 weeks.

HettySunshine Tue 03-Oct-17 11:46:07

I finished work earlier than I had planned at 32 weeks as I was so uncomfortable.

Babies arrived in a hurry at 33+3. If I had finished when I planned I would have finished work on the Friday and they would have been born the following Monday!

My advice is listen to your body. It will tell you when it’s time to stop.

HettySunshine Tue 03-Oct-17 11:47:02

Oh and I have a moderately active desk job.

gruffalocake2 Tue 03-Oct-17 11:51:03

I am finishing day before 34weeks at a mostly desk job, 31 weeks currently. I think finishing at 32 weeks would be ideal as you are bigger and under more stress than a singleton pregnancy, I'm finding All the unpleasant end of pregnancy stuff just kicks in earlier. It is manageable though,

chocolateshortcake Tue 03-Oct-17 12:13:09

I'm finishing at 33 weeks. Currently 26 weeks and can't wait. I've got a toddler too so hoping for some quality time with him before babies come.

chocolateshortcake Tue 03-Oct-17 12:18:54

Oh my job is pretty high stress too.

Cadenza1818 Thu 05-Oct-17 12:41:53

30 weeks. Born 36+6 days!

chuntersalot Thu 05-Oct-17 12:53:51

Finished at 28 weeks - it was Christmas Eve so officially started ML on the first day back of the New Year. They arrived at 32 weeks.

thenightmanageress Thu 05-Oct-17 13:00:19

Moderately active desk job here

I worked to 33 weeks, had a midwife appt on my last afternoon & was admitted to hospital there and then with pre-eclampsia.

Twins born at 35 weeks after 2 weeks on bed rest.

I still feel cheated I didn't get a decent break at home to 'nest' before they arrived!

Landy10 Thu 05-Oct-17 19:56:46

Was planning to work till 33 weeks but then a family wedding got planned when for the weekend after I was 32 weeks so decided I would stop just before this wedding at 32 weeks. Babies born by section at 37+4. Was really glad I stopped when I did don't think I could have done much more.

That was a desk job but the journey involves walking, train and tube so unpleasant.

MamaDeeGee Fri 06-Oct-17 20:38:49

I went on at 29 weeks and twins were born 37+5

MamaDeeGee Fri 06-Oct-17 20:39:34

I did both physical job and desk job ( office admin and worked in a cafe)

mrshansolo Tue 17-Oct-17 09:38:59

I went on mat leave at 35 weeks and went into labour on the second day of mat leave! I am a teacher so a moderately active job. I wish I'd gone a bit earlier to relax more before the babies arrived.

salsasalsa Wed 18-Oct-17 11:46:58

I'm 28+4 with MCDA twins, and leaving on 32 week mark.
I'm really starting to struggle now so I'm glad I chose a date, I was planning on trying to last as long as poss.
I work mon - fri 9-5 hours mostly on my feet and its a killer.
Pressure everywhere, legs are sore and swollen come lunch time and my feet are throbbing when I get home for hours, and my bump goes all hard and uncomfortable after working hard/being on my feet too long lol. x

NW10teacher Thu 26-Oct-17 11:54:02

Mrshansolo I'm a teacher too and I was planning to work until 35 weeks (which would be 24 November). I'm slightly starting to regret that now because I'm exhausted!

Myview2 Thu 26-Oct-17 11:59:41

Hi, I finished up at 32 weeks. I had an office job, nothing strenuous and had thought I would continue on to 38 weeks until the consultant informed me they would induce me at 37 weeks. My twins were born at 34 +5 so what did I know?!

Bungleboggs Thu 26-Oct-17 12:06:55

I went into labour at 30 weeks whilst at work! So straight away.

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