1. I do agree with you not to let them push you around. I was several stones overweight when I started my pregnancy, however, my bump always measured the standard amount and my baby was born small (5lb 13oz at 38+4). So if your bump is a little big perhaps it is just because you’ve got a standard size baby growing!

    I think they try and give us a ‘one size fits all’ approach to pregnancy and it never works!

  2. I’m not surprised your blood pressure was high lovely. She sounds awful! I had a similar thing with my GP with my back. He was late, rushing and tried to give me anti-inflammatory drugs – hadn’t noticed I was pregnant!!! You know your body. Stick to your guns xx

  3. Oh well done you for sticking up for yourself. You should refuse to see that person again and insist that you only see your usual midwife, the stand-in one sounds like a knob.

  4. Emma I agree, only see your usual midwife for check ups. It’s not worth having someone who’s going to make you feel worse after your check-up. Hope you’re feeling calmer now xx

  5. Ahh I feel stressed reading this! I’m glad you stuck to your guns and didn’t let her push you around, no one knows your body better than you, hopefully you’ll have your regular midwife back next time xx #maternitymondays

  6. Amen. This is your third pregnancy and you know your body and what it’s doing better than anyone. I hate it when you get midwives who don’t listen. In my last pregnancy I had a different midwife at each appointment,there was no continuity and some of them really were awful. It’s frustrating but good for you for sticking to your guns! #maternitymondays

  7. Oh my! How frustrating. I had a midwife make similar comments when I went to an appointment with my then 2 year old. It left me wondering if midwives only like babies and not children?!! And don’t get me started on people not understanding how farmers can’t take time off- no such thing as paternity leave when you are a farmer. Well done for sticking to your guns, take care of yourself though.

  8. It’s so so annoying isn’t it! I am 20 weeks pregnant and after three midwife appointments I am yet to actually meet the one who is supposedly allocated to me! So much about pregnancy is trusting your instincts so well done you for sticking your ground! One day they will learn that Continuity is key when it comes to maternity care!

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