(Closed) Maternity leave

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 4
1577 posts
Bumble bee

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
1470 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
6887 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I worked until I went into labor and took the full 12 weeks off …

Post # 11
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.

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