I'm 36 weeks and have routine mw appointment tomorrow but it's at 3.40 in the pm and I have work so would have to leave very early.
Normally I would go but I saw my consultant last Wednesday and had to take time off for that. He did the routine checks - wee, bp, had a feel etc. And all fine.
Do you think it would be negligent to cancel my mw appointment and arrange to see her at 38 weeks? Just not sure if work will be happy (Especially as this 4th baby and starting to feel a bit paranoid about what they already think of me).
I'd say go on two counts. 1. Your baby comes first and I thought that work had to give you reasonable time off throughout pregnancy? 2. It's late to cancel an appointment. They would have been able to give it to someone else if they'd known earlier. They probably won't get anyone in at the short notice- what a waste.
Could you go to your GP practice instead tomorrow and get bp checked and pee on a stick? Might be worth asking if you can do future antenatal checks somewhere more convenient (though if you're this far with dc4 I'm guessing you don't have anywhere more convenient to go to!)
I have cancelled routine appts, i would do it. Mine was fine about me missing my 39 week mw appt, as there was a breastfeeding workshop that day. As long as i came in at 40+2, she didn't mind. Each to their own - but i didnt go to antenatal classes due to not wanting to miss work.
So I went. Bit pointless as standby midwife who couldn't even read the system to see how pregs I was and then asked why I needed to see a consultant despite it being infront of her. All fine though and next appointment 2.20pm which is even more unhelpful with work- they run the clinic 1pm-4pm. Maybe I'll care a bit less about work in 2 weeks though. Thanks for your comments ladies