Opinions…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@emmos:  I work retail as a merchandiser. I will continue to carry my regular loads but I will not be climbing ladders. In my job I don’t think that will be a requirement (there are two merchandisers for my store and when my coworker was pregnant they no longer mader her do things like take out the trash).

If you like your job, I would talk to them and see if there is any way they can make certain allowances for you. If they cannot, I would give notice. If you want to continue working, I would find a store that does not require you to climb ladders.

In case you can’t tell, I REALLY don’t like ladders 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You really don’t have to leave your job; You can ask to be given tasks that are less risky for pregnant women (no climbing & lifting) & they must accomodate you because of the Ontario Human Rights Code. You can also see about taking part of your maternity leave over the holidays depending on how far along you are.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@emmos:  :- It sounds like you’ve already got your mind made up.  Honestly, I would go on Mat leave if I were you: you get 55% of your salary from EI & some employers benefit plans top you up another 20-45%. You won’t have to see your boss for a year… but if you don’t want to deal with her being “dissapointed”, you do what you want.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@emmos:  Yeah, as a fellow pregnant woman, I definitely don’t get it & do think it’s a bit short-sighted.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@emmos:  That was my exact reasoning for stopping my protein shake. I lost 20lbs before pregnancy and don’t eat a lot of meat so I rely heavily on my shakes. At my first appointment my doctor suggested I stop using them since all the ingrediants weren’t tested. A good friend of mine put me in touch with a bunch of other pregnant ladies who continued to use the product, but ultimately I decided to quit because I didn’t want to look back with any regrets. If I MC or the baby is born with some defect at least my mind will be at ease that I did everything I could to protect it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Between pregnancy and having a child, other people will continually question your decisions; I think you need to make the best decisions for you and your family and try not to worry about what other people think.  I know I do a lot of “silly” things but at the end of the day they only really matter to me (and DH sometimes) 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I worked retail during my pregnancy and I gave my notice at the end of my second trimester. I planned to work until about a month before my due date but I was getting bad backaches from being on my feet.

My position involved a lot of lifting boxes, climbing, reaching, etc. I told my boss about my pregnancy early on so I could be put on somewhat lighter duty. My managers and coworkers were very accomodating and understanding. Hope that helps – and congratulations!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@emmos:  I quit my job when I got pregnant! I was a preschool teacher–so I also did a lot of lifting/bending/stretching, and TONS of exposure to germs and viruses (no one wants to get the flu/chicken pox/ fifths disease when they’re pregnant!)

I felt a little bizarre about it at first, but it is SO NICE to focus on your health and make sure you’re getting an hour of exercise 5days/week!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  As a fellow pregnant woman, I think it also depends on how your pregnancy is progressing. I’m a teacher and happened to be on summer break during my first trimester. During that time, there was a point where I was spotting. The placenta was low and the doctor put me on minimal activity. She didn’t even want me going on walks. I was also told no heavy lifting. Things have moved since then, and I feel better, but it was a scary month.

  A lot of things just depend on your personal situation. Ultimately, you have to do what’s best for your family. Good luck with your decision!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@emmos:  I think that people treat pregnancy as a disability and there is no reason to unless you have complications. I still lift weights- deadlifted 265# last week at almost 6 months pregnant.

I’m not sure of the point of this post as you have already made up your mind. My opinion is that you are putting the cart before the horse and you could wait a couple of months and see how things go. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@emmos:  I think that people treat pregnancy as a disability and there is no reason to unless you have complications. I still lift weights- deadlifted 265# last week at almost 6 months pregnant.

I’m not sure of the point of this post as you have already made up your mind. My opinion is that you are putting the cart before the horse and you could wait a couple of months and see how things go. 

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