I wrote my last exam today for the 5 month Health Care Aide program I've been taking. Next week we find out where we are being sent for clinicals (3 weeks at hospital/3 weeks at long term care facility) and I'm pretty excited. I'll be finished June 30th and I can't wait to get out there and start working again, and make some money!! ----> lucky for us they just raised the pay AGAIN so now the starting wage is $17.39. Yes Please!!
Ok so enough rambling....the whole point of my post is to hear from others if you've worked as a CNA or know anyone who has while pregnant? The husband and I are going to start trying to start a family in August (we've been waiting a looooong time and I'm not putting it off for anything else) provided I've got a job which I don't think will be a problem.
How does a person get through the day if they are experiencing nausea and sickness?
Can you still lift, transfer, etc.?
When the belly really starts to get big is that gonna be really hard to be on the feet all day long?
I worked as a CNA while I was pregnant (back in 2000). I wasn't supposed to do any heavy transfers or lifting and the other girls on the floor were usually helpful and understanding that I was pregnant and would help me out. They even let me put my feet up on breaks! But I worked with a great group of gals, on most days, at a great facility. The kitchen girls would load me up with extra food to feed the baby, LOL. My nurses even let me have frequent little breaks (a minute or so) to get some food in me because my nausea was worse if I didn't keep my blood sugar up. The only problem I had was that after a shift my feet would be swollen and huge, LOL. Also as I got bigger and bigger it was harder and harder to lean over and work with residents without my belly being in the way, LOL, but I got through it.
Last edit by radicalsenseofhope on Jun 5, '11