Poll: to leave work or stay until 6 months pregnant?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When to quit job?
    Now! : (27 votes)
    47 %
    At six months : (17 votes)
    29 %
    Not until you're almost due : (14 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @earthbiscuit:  I think it’s fine either way, but if you can swing it financially I’d quit.  I’d love to stay at home all throughout pregnancy and relax!! 

    Post # 4
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    3989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Whatever you choose to do, don’t quit your job now.  9 weeks is still early.  I would wait until you’re safely out of the first trimester to make any big decisions like that.

    Post # 5
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    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I personally wouldn’t be comfortable working in that environment, especially in the first trimester when you (and the baby you’re expecting) are extra sensitive. However, I’d also want to work while I could, and saving a little extra before baby would be nice. I’d probably leave and look for another job until baby, but that’s just me!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @KateByDesign:  +1 on what she said. I would wait until at least 12 weeks when things are safer. You are almost there anyway! 

    Post # 7
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would talk to your doctor and make a decision that is best for you and your husband financially. 

    All that being said I wish I was able to stay at home while pregnant and then be a stay at home mom!

    Post # 8
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Yep, I agree to wait till you’re out of the first trimester…. especially if you’re not announcing till after 12 weeks, how would you explain to friends, acquaintances, etc that you’re quitting for no reason?

    Post # 9
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @earthbiscuit:  You’re pregnant, probably have morning sickness, and are surrounded by chemicals and bacteria!

    Definitely quit now!

    I worked in childcare (also very germ-y and infectious), and I quit at 8 weeks, I think. I definitely do NOT regret it!

    Post # 10
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    151 posts
    Blushing bee

    If you can afford it and DH is on board- quit! You can prep for baby. Take up knitting or something. Get your prenatal yoga on. Start a hobby business.  You can find lots of ways to make yourself busy. Its such a luxury- if you can- do!

    If you feel too much like a bump with a bump- maybe you can find some place to volunteer- reading to kids, helping refugees with english, soup kitchen- whatever the needs of your community are.

    Congrats!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @earthbiscuit:  I won’t go visit DH’s grandma where she lives for all the reasons you listed above. She’s 90 and lives in a care home with 7 other residents & the last thing I want to do while pregnant is put myself in a situation that’s full of sickness. I had my first pregnancy related cold 3 weeks ago and it sucked! Luckily I got a more mild version of the cold DH had but it still messed up my sleep & I had a super difficult time finding meds I was comfortable taking, so I mostly “toughed it out.” – I do stay at home now & will be a SAHM when baby arrives & I LOVE it. I have all the time in the world to take care of myself, get ready for baby & not be super exhausted when DH gets home in the evenings. You’re almost out of your first trimester so if you and DH made a decision in the next week or so to quit you could then put in your 2 weeks notice and be done right at the end of your first trimester. Good luck with whatever you decide!

    Post # 13
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Quit now. Your work exposes you to chemicals and bacteria, which can harm your health and your baby. If you need to save financially, you can always find a job near your home that can be safe for you to work on and take a leave as early as a month before your due date.

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    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2006

    @earthbiscuit:  if you guys can afford for you got quit, go ahead and quit. my DH would probably say the same thing

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I work with chemo and I, like my coworkers before me, will be working until a couple of days (or, in a few cases, the day before) giving birth.

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