(Closed) Were you working when you got pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I was definately working and then cut down to part time with #2 to be home with them more.

To be honest,I think if you put your career on the back burner without any type of experience, you might always have a hard time finding a job. I would try to find something at least part time and build your resume first.

Post # 4
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m working, it’s a retail job so not using my degree, but I’ve been there for 5 years at this point so I make a decent amount per hour, and the benefits aren’t bad either since I’m full time. I figure it’s best to save up money while I can since we’re considering my taking a couple years off when our child is born, and the bigger our financial cushion can be, the better. If you’re a teacher why don’t you at least substitute teach or something? That way you would have some experience and money coming in before children.

Honestly, working throughout my pregnancy has been tough. I’m on my feet all the time and I have been hit very hard by constant morning sickness (which thankfully seems to be starting to fade). But DH’d job dos not offer insurance and mine does, so I will be sticking it out for at least awhile longer to help us financially.

Post # 5
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Do you want to work, eventually? It sounds like a good plan in theory, but with no experience and a huge gap on your resume it will be even harder for you to get a job in your field or any kind of job. I think that if you go that route, be prepared for a tough job search. 

I was working when we got pregnant with Dirty Delete and I’m working as we TTC. I’ve been employed since the week after finals/graduation. I think I’ll always work; I’m a great mom but I’m domestically disabled!

Post # 6
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Both times I was pregnant I was a full time student and working full time as well.  Both pregnancies were not planned.  During my 2nd pregnancy I was in the middle of my Bachelors degree and I was going to work only part time (weekends at a nursing home) to help with bills and to keep my employment for aftrer I was finished with schooling until I found a job related to my degrees.  But then we found out I was having twins!  So we needed the extra income.  Shortly after ex and I broke up anyway so I really couldn’t afford to not be working.  It was a mess but it all worked out in the end.  I graduated with my Bachelors, even went on to get my nursing license and have a great job now utilizing both my Bachelors degree AND nursing license and have a great Fiance.

Just know that no matter what you decide things will work themselves out.  Just have faith that you’ll find your dream job, you’ll be able to work while pregnant or stay at home while pregnant or whatever. 

Post # 8
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Whether you decide to TTC or not right now, I would continue to try to find work…unless you don’t WANT to work. Being out of the work force for a long time will just make it harder to find a job later. 

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