I had an appointment to see a midwife today and she didn't turn up. I'm quite relieved actually, as I had had to speak to her on the phone to make the appointment and she was a bit rude to me. Also they sent me a couple of booklets which I was supposed to read all about all the abnormalities my unborn child might have and it scared me silly. I was wondering if I could just slip quietly between the cracks now and under their radar? Has anyone else avoided midwives - how long can I get away with it before I absolutely have to see them (I'm only 9 weeks pregnant).