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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 10:32 AM   1
baileybubs
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Pregnant and taking driving test


Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone else has taken their driving test whilst pregnant? I have mine tomorrow (1st time) and I am terrified that being pregnant is gonna make my nerves ruin it all!! I am normally excellent under pressure, I thrive on it!! I used to be a chef and the busier and more hectic the better, and I always loved exams when at school and hated coursework coz I did far better when pressurised. However, on Sunday I did a mock test and I failed spectacularly, managing a total of 8 majors! My driving before and after the mock test was perfect though!! I never dreamt I could do that badly and was fairly confident up until then, now I am convinced I will fail!!
Any success stories or tips??

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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:50 AM   2
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I'm from third tri, but figured I'd come see what people in second tri were up to haha. I went for my driving test at 33 weeks pregnant and I passed. I do HORRIBLE under pressure, so I was extremely stressed about it since the month before when I had booked it. Honestly, all you can do is try to keep calm and think positive. I was hoping I'd have someone who acknowledged the fact I was pregnant and still willing to take my test You might be too early for it to be noticeable though? And I don't think it acutally worked for me lol...

Just go out and practice today or tonight if possible I didn't know how to parallel park until the night before my test and my boyfriend taught me in the dark While it wasn't my first driving test, it was my second and final test before my final license, and I knew that if I didn't get it then, chances are I'd have to start all over since my license expires in Jan, so I was really under pressure.

Just think things through as you're doing your test. I'm sure you'll do great!!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:51 AM   3
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I'd say just relax and try not to think of it as a 'test'. You'll probably do a lot better than you think you will! I didn't take my test when pregnant, but I did take it about two months before, so it was pretty recent (I'm from the U.S. and have a license there, but had to totally start over here, get my provisional license, and take my test again, plus I'd never driven a manual before). I took my mock test right before I went for my real test (like 20 minutes before) and failed spectacularly. I passed my test though with only 5 minors. I found the mock test to be really stressful, but the real test was much better. Just try not to think about it too much. Just drive like you always do and more than likely you'll do fine. And it's such an amazing relief once you pass and know you never have to do it again. So try to focus on the positives and not think about the test itself too much.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:54 AM   4
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Thanks ladies, I think I have just got myself worked up now coz my mock test went so horribly wrong that I think that's gonna happen on my test now too! I can't go out and practice tonight unfortunately because I have noone to take me out! I'll just have to hope my hour before my test in the morning is enough, and try to stay calm lol!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:56 AM   5
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Good luck for tomorrow! Stay calm and act like it's not that important, you can always take it again! I'm sure you'll do fine! Let us know how you get on!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 11:59 AM   6
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I'll be doing mine pregnant! My driving instructor said pregnant women do better, as we're more determined! Good luck hunny!
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 13:12 PM   7
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Well I am definately determined lol! I was convinced I would pass up until my nightmare mock test! Fingers crossed it will all be fine at the time, gotta remember its costing me money so cant afford to mess it up, but also not be too hard on myself if I do fail lol!



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 14:14 PM   8
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You will be fine xxx



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 18:51 PM   9
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one of my close friends passed hers at 8 months pregnant as did my auntie but dont think she was so far along..
Good luck! xx



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2012, 01:01 AM   10
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Good luck and do let us know how you got on. I didn't take mine while i was pregnant but it was recent. Just wanted to say that the reason they give you a mock test is to let you get all the silly things you might do out of your system so you don't have to during your test!

Deep breaths and even if things don't go your way, you just retake it. No one gives you a prize for passing on the first go!

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