(Closed) Why do people act like pregnancy is a debilitating disease?!

posted 10 years ago in Babies
Post # 18
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Bee Keeper

LOL, I never thought about the moving thing in terms of YOU lifting the boxes.  When I first met my new OB and told him we had just moved his eyes got all big and he was like “You were lifting BOXES??”  I said no, I’m in the military and they pay other people to pack AND lift the boxes AND unpack them!  I didn’t do anything at all but drive here.  Maybe people are assuming that you’re doing all the moving yourself (which seems ridiculous even if you aren’t pregnant…).  LOL.

Since your new job is so cool and your new city has so much support, I definitely say go for it!  And when people are aghast, just humor them.  “Oh, I won’t be doing anything for the move but drinking sweet tea with my feet up…”

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Obviously, don’t be a hero. But, you’ll know what you can handle. I moved myself and all my posessions from San Diego to MI by myself when I was 4 1/2 mos pregnant with my oldest. And I was on bedrest. You know what’s right for your family! Congratulations and good luck!!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hmmm…I’m wondering if people that think pregnancy is a “debilitating disease” had problems with their pregnancies???  I’ve never been pregnant, but my mom (had 4 kids) was on bedrest with all four of us and my little bro was born 3 months early.  Not to mention she had some pretty bad issues with nearly losing 3 of us kids, pre-clampsia, and the list goes on…so yeah, if my pregnancies are anywhere near as stressful as hers was, you can bet I’ll be treading very softly on major change.  The DH and I were chatting the other night and I mentioned that ideally, I would like to be literally working up until the moment I go into labor, but considering all the women in my family have rough pregnancies, I don’t think that will be the case 🙁

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have to agree. It drives me crazy that people think they can’t do things because they I moved, had major stress with baby’s dad, broke up, and worked until the day I delivered. You are pregnant, not disabled!!!!!!! Drives me nuts.

If the move and job change is something you want, then go for it!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think it would be much easier to move and start a new job now than when your child is in the 1mo. to 2yr age range. Maybe the older crowd wants to make sure they can see the new baby.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@andreaandchinelo… I was actually kind of a brat during the whole thing. Since I was on bedrest, I wanted my Mommy and that’s what prompted my move!

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel like this is a great topic and I have learned so much for reading the responses. This poses a bigger question that I am going to make an additional thread about, what about getting a new job while pregnant? So I dont hijack Ms. andreaandchinelo post Im going to make a new thread beacause I would love to hear what you all have to say.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I agree that it depends on the person and the job.

I felt miserable and sick for the first three months of my pregnancy, and my work productivity definitely suffered. For me, that would have been a bad time to switch jobs and move to a new city- I would have felt overwhelmed, and unable to really put my best foot forward at work. In addition, my field is not very flexible, and I would have been screwed if I moved to a new job during pregnancy and therefore wasn’t eligible for FMLA leave. So maybe the naysayers had crappy pregnancy experiences and inflexible jobs like me 🙂

However, it sounds like you feel ok, and that your job environment is really conducive to the change, so it sounds like the move is a good fit all around- good luck!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I think it depends on the pregnancy- everyone is different. My pregnancy was a breeze and we moved from LA to Minneapolis when I was 36 weeks. You know your body and what it can handle.

By The Way pull out the preggo card while you’re moving and pretty much anyone will help you 🙂

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