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1486020 tn?1354028475

How long did you work while pregnant?

So I'd like to know what was/is your profession, what was it like working, did you work just as many hours (not everyone can afford a cut in pay by working less) and how long did you work while pregnant? I'm a hairdresser and I am so curious to know about other woman's experiences in my field and other fields while pregnant....
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377493 tn?1356502149
I work in a social services role.  My focus is primarily on the homeless (singles and familes).  So I work with everyone from families who work full time, but sleep in church basements to those you see talking to themselves and eating out of garbage cans.  I worked the same amount of hours, and up until about 34 weeks pregnant.  I live in Canada, so we have paid maternity leave, so I was able to take a year off after my son's birth.  I'm glad I had the extra time to rest up and relax before his birth, and am very grateful for the time I had after his birth.  
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251790 tn?1317312867
i was an office manager and worked up until i delivered.  lit er ally left work to go to the hospital!  i think being on your feet like you are would be more difficult tho....
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1395422 tn?1308016251
I found out I was pregnant in september....and I stopped working the day after thanksgiving last year. I was a Vet. Tech. so it would have literally been impossible for me to do my job pregnant. Especially with all of the chemicals I came into contact with. I was also moving out of state at that time. I probably should have found another job but I didn't look very hard. I am so thankful that I was so fortunate enough to be able to stay at home and relax my entire pregnancy.
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187316 tn?1386356682
I was a server at a restaurant and going to college full time. I worked until I was placed on bedrest at 32 weeks.
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1486020 tn?1354028475
I work 4 days a week, but am on my feet literally 5-8 hours straight, depending on the day (sitting for maybe 3-5 min every 2-3 hours, and that includes my lunch/dinner "break"). I can't even begin to describe how much my back and feet bother me by the end of the day!
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1486020 tn?1354028475
and I've got 14 weeks to go!
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37 weeks
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1486020 tn?1354028475
Bump!
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With my first pregnancy, I worked until 34 weeks (I was the assistant manager at a formal dress boutique), and I was also a full time college student. I'm 32 weeks with this pregnancy, and I plan to work until she comes. I'm a teacher now, so I'm still on my feet a lot, but I can rest when I need to.
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1486020 tn?1354028475
It's tough with the salon where I work because we are an appointment only salon. I don't know when I should stop scheduling appointments for my clients with me.. I'd hate to have a full book and have to call everyone and cancel when I go into labor.
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1794093 tn?1357930759
Im an LPN(nurse) i was working casual and 12 hour shifts, im from Canada... my due date was June 20th so i stopped work June 1st... but my daughter didnt show till July 2 but right after i stopped working i swelled up a lot! im glad it was summer so i could wear sandals cause my shoes had no chance of fitting! so this round im not putting my leave till the due date(or close to) as i will probably get taken off earlier anyway(paid medical leave) and that was a whole month i "wasted" off my mat leave which is a year paid but i had to go back to work a month before my daughter was a year... it was casual again and i can pick and choose easier but if i knew my options before i would have done things different....

At work for the most part the staff was really good to me, on nights we dont have to get too many residents up but they usually do a couple more aggressive ones and i refused to get them up if they started kicking and hitting... i would get someone else up...and the SCAs wouldnt let me do anything that way put me in harms way... i work long term care and acute/emerg in a couple different towns...my main job includes giving meds, and doing treatments, and client care... my main concern was when i worked at the hospital there is only an RN and I so when an emergency comes in you are it! so if someone is violent or needs CPR you have this giant pregnant belly you still have to do your job! but luckily i never had to deal with that! but it was in the back of my head...
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362249 tn?1441315018
My job didnt wanna help me in any way form or fashion they made it impossible for me to work since it was convience stores they knew i couldnt lift and put me on the shift where i had to so at 3 months pg i was forced out the door on medical leave!! Im demanding unemployment at this moment but my ? is should i just take it this way till the baby is born or find another job where its less demanding and i can actually do the job?? what would you ladies do??

cnhauk..-I'd be careful working in a salon you re not supposed to breathe all the chemicals in i know they say not to even get your hair done cus of the chemicals! Not sure just what i heard im sure you can at least give haircuts and styles to people though
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1794093 tn?1357930759
My friend works close to full time in a salon and she didnt stop working till just under a week before her scheduled C section , but she said she felt great all the way to the end so it all depends on how your feeling... do you have someone lined up to replace you temporarily that can take over your sceduled clients? like someone else in the salon even, that way you dont have to cancel on them or not boook them in...
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1907244 tn?1329231251
With my daughter I worked 35-40 hours a week and chuck e cheeses. I was n my feet running around all day. It was nice because it was only me working with maybe 1 other person. I didn't gain a whole lot of weight and it kept me busy waiting for her to come. But once I hit 30 weeks I started getting Braxton hicks all the time. Especially if I would get overwhelmed and dehydrated at work. I stopped working at 36 weeks when I had a labor scare at work. They were worried about me having a baby at work and asked me to stop working! Went back 6 weeks after britton was born.
Now I'm workin at sears. Kind of the same environment. A lot of walking but right now just part time because I am a stay at home mom during the day and family babysits in the evenings/on weekends :)
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