Just wondered if you stopped driving before or after your due date?
I'm 40+1 and although driving is a bit uncomfortable I feel fine doing short journeys. I didn't really give it much thought until I met up with a friend who was shocked I'm still driving. MiL also expressed concern
My pregnancy's not high-risk and I'm not going far from home so I don't see it as a problem...I think people think I'll suddenly start having contractions behind the wheel and crash the car!
Is anyone else planning to drive for as long as they can safely?
I still drove and went 40+6. Only short journeys as by that point on Mat leave etc. obviously. You are unlikely to suddenly start having extreme contractions and not be able to safely pull over. I'm with you, it's fine.
I think people have a bit of a Hollywood idea of waters whooshing out then suddenly being in full blown labour drive as long as you feel comfortable doing it, at least if something did start you'd get home quicker!
Neolara I am so jealous!!! I gave up cycling at around 20 weeks pregnant. Physio kept saying how dangerous it was (I was cycling country roads but then also in London) So I gave up She kept saying I could come down my bike easily and not to
I worked till 39 weeks and continued driving to work which included the Aus equivalent of motorway and A-roads. I crashed, I think due to extreme tiredness that late on and discomfort. Midwives weren't explicit but did sort of agree with DH that perhaps it wasn't a good idea so DH asked me to stop driving. I got cabin fever but as well as concern for me, dd is of course his child so I respected his wish about keeping her safe.
However, slow speeds, local roads I'll probably continue to do next time.