Post # 1
Moms and pregnant bees, when did you start maternity leave? I was planning to work normally until labor or my due date. I work as a stylist in a busy salon and my clients already were freaking out i would be gone 4 weeks after delivery, if everything goes ok. I make zero dollars when im not at work and although DH makes enough for us to be comfortable during this transition, i dont want to lose the clientele ive worked my but off for
thing is, we are shorthanded, and i have been doing what i can yet feeling overwhelmed. I work by myself a lot lately, doing cuts, hihlights, waxes, answerimg phones, and everything else some days i dont even have 10 mins to sit down and eat lunch. Ive decided to go wayy part time at 37 weeks because of awful sharp shooting pains and severe back pain. The nurse told me to take it easy… The 38th week i have a family scheduled in the morning, thats it. Then ooooofffff! Its hard but ive got to put my family first…eeek! My own family, that makes my heart smile (:
Post # 4
I plan on stopping work at 37weeks. I work in an urgent care clinic and the shifts are 12-13hrs (depending if we get people coming in late), so I feel like it will be best to stop a little early. Not to mention my baby has been measuring big the whole time so far, so I am thinking she might come early! I think you have a good plan 😉
Post # 5
I planned to work right up until delivery, but with my school’s schedule and Thanksgiving break, I ended up with about a week off before delivery. But I did rake leaves the day before I gave birth, so I could have kept working. On the other hand, at work people were super accomodating, so by the end, I wasn’t going up and down stairs, or moving kiddos, or working with my dangerous ones. If your work is that stressful/physically demanding, I think your plan is great. Take the time to organize last minute things and take some time to yourself to relax (and sleep AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!)
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Give your regular clients some notice of when you plan to leave and when you plan to return. Try to fit them in before you leave and schedule the rest for when you get back.
Post # 7
Is there any way you can cut your hours down to part time type shifts? That might help keep your clientele happy before your leave and until you come back.
My plans currently are to work until I pop, or the Friday before my due date. My work gets to be stressful and up and down from my desk and around the office. It’s getting hard to get up and down at 27 weeks thanks to groin pain so I don’t know how close to my plan ill stick. Might be out sooner.
Post # 8
Right now, I’m just taking it a bit at a time. School lets out when I am 39 weeks, so we shall see if I make it that far! I plan on just reevaluating every few weeks. If I feel like I’m doing too much, I can take a few days off and see how that goes.
Post # 9
I worked until I went into labor and took the full 12 weeks off …
Post # 10
I have been working extra hard to get everyone in before i leave. I said i would be part time but it hasnt worked out that way. Im just going to suck it up i guess, i get cabin fever when i have too much time at home
Post # 11
I had to stop working a month before my due date. I was working as a massage therapist then and I just couldn’t reach the table and was having back pains.