(Closed) Teacher Pregnancy Thread!

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Post # 46
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Blushing bee

Roll Call! Expected

Due Date: June 20th

Position in School: 6,7,8th grade ELA teacher and 6th grade homeroom

Years Teaching: This is my first

Other duties in school: Creative writing club facilitator

After telling your SO, who did you tell first, when, and how: I told my cousin a few hours after my SO because we were originally going to get pregnant at the same time (would have been except I had a CP, so she is due January, I am due June.) We just stick through things together and she is my inspiration mama (she’s on her third, I’m on my first).

When did you/do you think you’ll be telling your principal/supervisor: I am not planning on telling them until around 12 weeks, but they will figure it out before and I think I might be an early shower, so I am thinking around 8 weeks.

And for fun, what is your favorite part about fall: FOOD. I am just hungry all the time and all fall food sound great.

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Add me to the list!!

Roll Call!

Expected Due Date: 16 June 2015

Position in School: High School Teacher

Years Teaching: 1

Other duties in school: Senior student coordinator, student wellbeing coordinator, careers coordinator..

After telling your SO, who did you tell first, when, and how: Darling Husband and I only just found out yesterday. We are waiting until 12 weeks before we share the news with our families. We are still deciding how to surprise them.

When did you/do you think you’ll be telling your principal/supervisor: I think I will tell the Principal at the end of this year (after12weeks).  I think I will stay at work for term 1 next year but prob begin maternity leave after the Easter break.

And for fun, what is your favorite part about fall: It is Spring here in Australia and I’m loving the warmer weather. Winter was too cold for my liking so I’m enjoying the Summer fashion in stores ATM.

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Roll Call!

Expected Due Date: 7/14/15, according to my OB. This means I’ll miss the first several weeks of school during maternity leave. I’m definitely feeling  very stressed about the timing. Ugh! But…I’m 35, so my husband and I are glad for the BFP no matter when it happened.

Position in School: Fourth Grade teacher

Years Teaching: 9 years, but this is my first year in a new district.

Other duties in school: committees and recess

After telling your SO, who did you tell first, when, and how: Nobody but Darling Husband and my doctor!

When did you/do you think you’ll be telling your principal/supervisor: Sometime after 12 weeks — I’m nervous to tell administration because of the timing. :-/

And for fun, what is your favorite part about fall: Crisp air, changing leaves, and warm beverages!

 

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been stalking this thread for awhile!

EDD:  June 28 2015 (6 weeks after EDD is the first week of school ๐Ÿ™

Position:  ELD/ELA Middle School teacher

Years:  4

After telling SO:  We told our moms.  A couple people at work  (both his and mine) figured it out, so they know.  Planning to tell immediate family this weekend, after our first dr appt.

Telling principal: 12 weeks puts us right before our winter holiday, so probably right around then.  I will probably tell our academic coach sooner, as I’ll need some help with some things (subbing and whatnot).

 

Favorite thing about fall: snuggling up in warm blankets ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

kellyha99:  I’m a litle nervous, too, because I want to take additional time after the baby is born (at least my 12 weeks FMLA).  But, that’s the whole first quarter.  I know it sucks to be gone at the beginning of the school year, but it is what it is, and they’ll have to deal.

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

melisandescott:  You’re right – they will survive without us, but I still feel like my principal will be less than thrilled. Oh well, there are more important things in life!

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

THEY FOUND A LONG TERM SUB FOR ME!!!!! Woohoo!!!! I’m so pumped!  ๐Ÿ™‚  Baby is due January 10, and I’m going to take the whole rest of the year off…….

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Magpie86:  I’m also an adjunct instructor and worry about scheduling and timing when I get pregnant.

What are you doing for the semester you can’t teach?  Just not getting paid?  This is what I worry about.  I might be able to freelance but it won’t be much.

Are your supervisors ok with you coming back after that semester?  I worry about getting shut out of future opportunities.  I’m not sure if there are any laws to protect job security since technically we’re on a term-to-term basis.

Not pregnant yet but TTC soon and the lack of job stability is making me nervous.  I want something full time eventually but figure it will take a while for me to get there.

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

E_Lynne615:  That’s awesome! Congratulations!

kb7:  Yeah, this is tough! I did freak out about timing, but then I thought, screw it, its not fully controllable, and having a baby is the most important thing (to me)! Especially after my first pregnnacy ended in an MC.

I can’t teach at the school where I adjunct, though I have seen professors teach when they’re due at the school where I’m getting my degree—mainly because they have teaching assistants here who can take over for a bit. Because I’m currently also finishing my Ph.D., the school where I’m getting my degree is letting me be a teaching assistant for a course—this also helps them out as our incoming graduate classes have been smaller, so we have a shortage of TAs! I probably won’t get the full stipend, and will have to do some extra work in the beginning of the semester, but at least it’s something.

I’m pretty sure the school where I adjunct would let me come back in the fall, but they wouldn’t “hold” the position for me—they rely a lot on adjuncts though, so there’s probably a good chance that they’ll have something. BUT I am applying for a full time position there (which I don’t have the highest hopes of getting), so it might be awkward to go back, though I still totally would!

Unfortunately, technically there is no job security for adjuncts, so certainly no laws in place to say they have to take you back if you take a semester off.  Are you in an area where there are a lot of colleges/universities? So many schools rely so heavily on adjuncts now (since they can totally take advantage of us), that even if you can’t go back to the school you were at, hopefully you’d be able to find something? That’s my hope! What field are you in?

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Magpie86:  I’m in art and design.  There are a lot of schools, but I haven’t had a lot of luck getting into them.  It seems like you have to know someone.  That’s how I’ve gotten positions at the schools where I teach, and I’ve submitted applications/randomly emailed department chairs at almost all of the schools in the area without any word back.

It does suck to have no stability… but if I wait until I have a full time position I’d probably be too old to have children.  I’ve applied to a couple full time positions but also don’t have a lot of hope in getting them.  It is a very difficult position to be in…

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

kb7:  Yeah, I hear you. I honestly don’t even want something full time right now—would rather continue to adjunct next year and have more time with the baby, but because I’m locationally bound, I feel like I need to apply for possible full-time positions whenever they come up in my area/are a decent fit because I would like something full-time eventually and the opportunities are so limited!

Post # 58
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Blushing bee

May I join?!

Roll Call!

Expected Due Date: June 29, 2015

Position in School: Math instructor at college

Years Teaching: 3.5

Other duties in school: 

After telling your SO, who did you tell first, when, and how: We haven’t told anyone else yet.  Planned on waiting until the 12 week mark (around Christmas) but now that Thanksgiving is creeping up on us we’re probably going to cave and announce then.  I’ll be almost 10 weeks then, anyway.

When did you/do you think you’ll be telling your principal/supervisor: This is a complicated one that I’ll probably explain in a different post.

And for fun, what is your favorite part about fall: My birthday is in the fall (October)!  Plus I love Halloween, and the beautiful leaves, and Thanksgiving.  Although this year Thanksgiving is not going to be as awesome because of how nauseous I’ve been.  I’ve had really bad aversions to poultry as well ๐Ÿ™

Post # 59
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Blushing bee

kb7:  Magpie86:  My situation is similar to yours.  I am currently teaching full time as an instructor at a university 1.5 hours away.  I managed to get my schedule down to TR, so I only commute 2 days a week, but the commute is still awful.  It’s even more awful when you’re pregnant, nauseous, and have to pee half way there.  DH and I decided that I should quit after the semester is done, but I still want to work up until baby arrives in June.  THANKFULLY I finally heard from one of the local universities in my current city who may be hiring me as an adjunct for the spring!  But of course, now I’m worried about what will happen once they know I’m pregnant.  I definitely don’t want to work the fall semester after I give birth, because I’d have to start less than 2 months after having the baby.  But will they re-hire me in the following spring?  I sure hope so, but there’s no telling with adjunct positions.  On the other hand, an adjunct position would be ideal with a little one once I’ve recovered, because I could just teach a class in the evenings while Darling Husband watches our baby.

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

TuxedoKitty:  Congratulations!!! Yeah, it’s such a tricky position to be in. I hope the new position for the spring semester works out! Just make sure to get really good reviews, and hopefully they will be dying to have you back the following spring. ๐Ÿ™‚

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