Post # 1
Im just starting up a conversations on the effects of pregnancy at work. My FI and I will be TTC in a couple months and I know that she second I find out Im pregnant my job requirements instantly change due to the dangers involved…I’ll be confined to desk duty, 9-5pm for 9 months rather then a being out of the road and shift work, not that I mind, I’d never put my baby in danger for anything. How about the rest of you. Anyone else get a drastic job switch? Was it enjoyable?
Thought it would be interesting to hear different stories.
Post # 3
I didn’t, but I work in a lab with pediatric patients so there were days I had to take more potty breaks than normal.
My biggest challenge with work now that the baby’s here is finding time between patients to go pump!
Post # 4
I will have to shift my lab work to things not including untested drug compounds, known teratogens, and human blood/primary cells. I’m also in a job where they want to know you are pregnant as soon as you know (and really even when you are TTC) so that you can reduce risk to the baby.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2015 - Historic Chapel
@TraLo: I work at an office just sitting at a desk in front of a computer, so other than just being very sleepy/tired and nauseous nothing really has changed. I’m only 7wks.
Post # 6
I work at a bridal shop, so I didn’t have too many changes. I do take more bathroom breaks when I really never did before. I am also allowed to wear sneakers instead of dressy shoes. When possible, they don’t let me work the reception desk because there is no chair and standing in one spot for more than an hour or so kills my back, so I usually work at the cash registers because I can walk around more. Oh, and my co-workers (not so much the managers) don’t let me carry bridal gowns if it can be avoided.
Post # 7
@TraLo: I worked in Early Childhood Education, so I quit when I was 6 weeks pregnant! The risk of infection/disease (Chickenpox, Fifths Disease, etc.) was just not worth the $13.26 an hour!