(Closed) Misunderstanding?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6701 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@tnbellebee:  How far along are you? Are you close to your co-workers?

Post # 4
46414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tnbellebee:  Can’t you just call one of them and ask them to pass the word that you are not confined to bed but taking it easy?

Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Just correct people as it comes up – or tell one or two people you know well/trust and ask them to spread the information. News spreads (and twists) like wildfire among workplaces with a lot of women!

Just make up a word for it – Restricted activity or something like that.

Post # 6
6701 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@NAvery:  I was thinking the exact same thing. The word spreads out so fast. I bet everyone who cares to know will know. That’s why I asked about the close co-worker. Making sure the word gets out in the correct way is important.

Post # 8
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve heard the term “modified bed rest” thrown around a few times here and in real life.  “Restricted activity”  sounds good too though. Hope the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful.  

Post # 9
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Doesn’t matter what your coworkers think. Does your boss understand? If so, then just correct as necesary. It’s really none of their business.

Post # 10
1431 posts
Bumble bee

@tnbellebee:  You could always send a group email to people who have reached out to you or who you are closest with saying, “thanks for all the well wishes (assuming they have wished you well) I will miss you guys and my students while I’m out on leave. I am thankful doctors orders are for modified bedrest and not strict bedrest otherwise I would go stir-crazy! I am trying to enjoy taking it easy to keep my blood pressure down until the little one arrives!”

I know what you mean with worrying people about that. I work with a lot of women and have heard those comments when someone is out on leave but then FB picture pop up with them out and about so If I were you I would want it to be clear too.

Post # 11
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I can understand how you feel, maybe just tell the few that you are close to what is going on and they can correct people from there. It really is none of their business though.

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