Having calculated my holiday entitlement for next year taking into consideration that the baby is due April, then holidays accrued for the 6 months maternity leave and 4 days for Xmas as well as minus 4 days for a break to Scotland in January I have 10 days holiday. I was hoping to take 2 weeks holiday before I start my maternity leave so that I could finish work on the 31st March, use 10 days holiday entitlement plus the Easter weekend bank holidays (extra 2 days paid) and save starting my maternity leave so early that I leave myself short on wages so my 90% maternity pay wouldnt actually start until the 19th April and baby due around the 23rd. My only concern in my cunning plan is what would happen if I was to give birth early during the holiday time of my leave??? Would they start my maternity leave early or does it carry on as planned???? Anyone ever been in this situation and have I made complete sense in what I am trying to achieve?????