After my last pregnancy was in France but with the agreement of the UK EHIC & E112 form I thought this time it would be interesting to see what the difference is as we are now registered with French Social Security and I wondered what mound of paperwork I have ahead of me.
So today I had the 4month check up with the Sage Femme at the local hospital & duly presented my Carnet de Maternite which has a load of feuilles (bits of paper) one for each monthly check up for the Dr to complete. The Midwife looked at me strangely and said oh I haven't seen one of these for a while.
Does that mean they are not used any more? If so why did the RSI send it to me with a letter saying I have to send each one completed back to them? Or does she not normally see pregnant women? Confused! Anyway she filled it in & gave it back to me & I'm supposed to send it off but I don't know why?!?
Let's see what happens when the OH is supposed to use his for his fathers check up next month!
Also tried to find some maternity shorts today in preparation for hot sunny weather (yes I am expecting this rain to go away soon), it appears pregnant women are not supposed to wear shorts. I have found lots of great linen skirts & trousers via the mother & baby shops on my site www.UK4Me.co.uk but no shorts. I tried locally today in our nearest big town & none in my size or they were horrible & shouldn't be worn pregnant or not!
If you know any shops selling decent maternity shorts please do let me know, especially if they offer delivery overseas!