I know the midwife's of the uk are generally overworked and under paid but ive had some lovely ones ...just not with this baby!! I saw my midwife for the second time today, Im 21 weeks, I last saw her at 8 weeks when she told me 'i wasnt to put on so much as a pound during this pregnancy as my BMI was already too high' as you can imagine, she wasnt my fav person esp as at the time i was puking like mad and feeling shite. Anyways, she then went on holiday for a month and I saw a different one , really chilled and lovely, but she was back today. To start with I had to bring my two kids with me ( age 12 and 7) the 12 yr old to look after the 7 yr old while i went in, they were not happy. Then we were kept waiting 3/4 hr as she was running so late. She was nicer today but i dont get any warmth or compassion from her, she seemed so concerened about the stickers being in the right place on my file and the whereabouts of blood results ( done at 12 weeks so i would be up shite creek by now if the results were wrong) rather than anything else. She did my bp which was loads different to my bp machine at home ( she did it manually) and checked my pee, went on about blood tests and that was it, next ap at 28 weeks....blimey Im so glad Im not a new mum, it would be so scary having these rushed appointments. Her writing is so bad I cant read it and when i took her forms to the hospital they got my name and date of birth wrong because its so hard to read! aaaaaagh!