just had my 24 week midwife appt and am feeling soooo pleased with the service i'm getting. i haven't seen the same midwife twice yet, but all of the team are lovely and make a point of reading all my notes at the start of each appointment. i know some people are having a nightmare and i just feel so happy that i'm being looked after properly cos i know what a lottery it is - its a weight off my mind. the MW thinks i may have SPD though - have got to see a physio in the next few weeks. its mild pain at the moment, but goes straight down the front of my pubic bone - its a really odd sensation. i forgot to ask about getting my matb1 form and called them after i'd left the health centre - left a message and was called back in 10 minutes. i can go collect it tomorrow morning. then i can finally confirm when i'm taking maternity leave with work - woohoo i just read on the government site that you can take your holiday for the year before you go on maternity leave if your company won't let you carry the holiday into the next year so i'm going to bring that up with my manager tomorrow. so i might even be able to finish at christmas if they allow it!