I work from home, on a PC 9-5 and my job isn't stressful. I have just booked my maternity leave to be on my due date. I am just taking 6 weeks as we cannot afford anymore than that and plus I am at home so I will be with her anyway. Reasons - If she is early, then I will start it early my work are good like that. If she is late I won't miss too much time with her. I was going to go for a week before the due date, but then thought what if she is 2 weeks late, I will then only have 3 weeks with her while not working. So I figured I may as well risk it and work up until I pop. Then if she is late by 2 weeks (hopefully she isn't) I will still have a full month with here. Am I being silly working so late?