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Everyone says i shouldn't be working during my 8th month

I've been hearing this a lot lately from men and women both. Every time i come in for work my coworkers says that it's about time for me to stay home and relax. Let's be serious you only get 6 weeks of maternity leave so if i was to stop working when i went into my eighth month i would only have 1-2 weeks with my baby that's assuming that she comes on time. Lucky for me i can use my FMLA which allows me 12 weeks. Some of the women at my job said that quit their jobs after they got to a certain point of their pregnancy but unfortunately for me I don't have that luxury. Now of course i wouldn't push myself to a point that it will hurt my unborn child. I'm about to be a single mom with what seems like(if he doesn't change his mind) with little to no help from my babies father so MOMMA GOTTA WORK lbvs
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I worked up until 3 days before I went into labor. I was schedule for induction so I was able plan a little easier. Sometimes you just have to work and as long as you're safe with your baby and your doctor has no worries, I say do what you need to. Good luck to you, and just smile when they have their comments and remember it is out of concern.
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People will always be quick to voice their opinions & not take consideration of your circumstances. I was also in your position & I would receive the same comments (waitressing) .. I worked until my 37th week of pregnancy  & i've only been home for 1 week now & im honestly bored & ready to have my baby. If your body is allowing you to work then do so, sounds like youre not putting stress on yourself or baby so thats great. Unless any of your coworkers plans to support you financially its best if they dont say anything  (I know they say it to be helpful) but I would think to myself "do you honestly think I would be working if I didn't have to?" lol best of luck for you & your baby!
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Don't listen . i push myself last 8 mth to go work everyday . Am stopping at 37 weeks also. 2 weeks before my due date
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I'm 35 weeks and plan on working till I'm 39 weeks hopefully I can make it till then. Don't listen to anybody work till your ready to stop working
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I worked until I was 39 weeks and we were fine. I also had her 5 days early so it's a good thing I didn't go until full term. My water broke so that would not have been fun to clean up at work.
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I work straight to my due date and a college went to a week before. If u r fine to work and want to continue then don't listen to them u know your body they don't.
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I'm a high school teacher who travels from room to room with my kids, and I'll be working up until the baby comes. My doctor cleared me to work until day of delivery. It's getting more tiring (I'm 36 weeks now), but I feel like I'd be more lazy and less active if I didn't have to go to work! There's no reason you shouldn't work unless you don't feel up to it!
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I'm a high school teacher who travels from room to room with my kids, and I'll be working up until the baby comes. My doctor cleared me to work until day of delivery. It's getting more tiring (I'm 36 weeks now), but I feel like I'd be more lazy and less active if I didn't have to go to work! There's no reason you shouldn't work unless you don't feel up to it!
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37 weeks tomorrow and I'm still working ...being home gets boring really fast and it makes me lazy ...all I end up doing is eating and watching tv ...after a few hours I'm miserable lol and those are on my off days so I could imagine how crazy I'd be once I take maternity leave
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My friend wanted to know, if she had sex five days after her period will she get pregnant?
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Work until your body says "no more".
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I am only 31 weeks, and I am already exhausted,  sometimes I cried like a baby because I am so tired and sore, but I need to work until the last day. My husband cannot work and I don't have maternity leave...life is hard sometimes, I just try to take it one day at a time...
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I plan on working until either my water breaks or my dr tells me i can't work anymore. I work in the medical field.
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I have no choice right now but to work until I go into labor. As did my mother and my sister's. Some other women I work with also did. There is nothing wrong with working if you habe to work. Just don't over do it.
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It really depends on your body. My first pregnancy I worked up to 2 days before delivery and although I got sore, I never had any real problems with it.

This time I have to be more careful due to different issues plus I am in tremendous pain if I am my feet longer than 10 minutes so I had to go on loa early.

I guess my point is everyone is different and you know what you can handle and what would be unsafe. As long as you are not pushing yourself past a point you should not and you listen to what your body is telling you then you should be fine (barring there is no medical issues preventing it.) Lots of people work till delivery and deliver full term babies with zero issues.
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I'm 39 weeks Monday and having a c-section on Tuesday. My last day was this past Thursday. So I waited as long as I could too. Same reason no help sad to say. But we will make it.. :) I have before and will now. Good luck!!!
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