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Hello all! I have a question regarding being pregnant in nursing... 3 months ago, I transferred from an orthopedic floor to a cardiac ICU. I found out yesterday that I am 5 weeks pregnant (yay!),... Read More

  1. Visit  DoKa profile page
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    Dear colleagues,

    Happy New Year! I am 10 weeks pregnant, and in a couple of weeks starting an ICU RN job at a new hospital. When I got the offer and agreed to relocate I was not pregnant, so I never discussed this issue with my new employer.

    -Should I inform them from now or just wait until I pass all the health and written exams and get actually hired?

    I am due in August, so I will have worked for this employer for < 12 months.
    -Will I have the right to get a maternity leave without losing my job? How long can this be?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. Visit  bubblejet50 profile page
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    Quote from DoKa
    Dear colleagues,

    Happy New Year! I am 10 weeks pregnant, and in a couple of weeks starting an ICU RN job at a new hospital. When I got the offer and agreed to relocate I was not pregnant, so I never discussed this issue with my new employer.

    -Should I inform them from now or just wait until I pass all the health and written exams and get actually hired?

    I am due in August, so I will have worked for this employer for < 12 months.
    -Will I have the right to get a maternity leave without losing my job? How long can this be?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    You should qualify for fmla by then. You need to work 1250 hours which is about 7months fulltime to qualify. Its 26 wks total unpaid. You only get that much total for working at a place I believe. I was hired in sept and just had my baby 5 days ago and it looks like im going to have to go back to work next week or get fired! boo
  3. Visit  NicuGal profile page
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    You have to work one year with 1250 hours of service. You can have 12 weeks off without penalty if you qualify, which it sounds like you won't. Most places give you 6 weeks for a vag delivery and 8 weeks for a c/s if you don't qualify for FMLA.
  4. Visit  dah doh profile page
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    Avoid CMV and chemo patients. Otherwise I took care of all other patients when pregnant. I bought a support belt which helped with back support. I took lots of pee breaks. I tried to avoid violent combative patients and extremely obese patients. My coworkers usually didn't let me do CPR, push beds, or reposition patients when they knew i was pregnant. I personally hated bending over for foleys and chest tubes so I found alternate methods. I worked until 36 weeks when my OB took me off work. The old timers will tell you they worked until they delivered. I have coworkers who have problems so they get put on modified early on. It depends on how you are doing.

    As to the other question, its 1250 hours of work within the last 365 days to qualify for FMLA. Post delivery medical leave is 6 weeks off for vag delivery and 8 weeks for c-section (max 16 weeks medical leave including when the doctor takes you off work pre-delivery...you lose what you don't use of this once the OB medically clears you). FMLA or bonding leave is 12 weeks max which can be taken up til the baby is 1 year old. Most people take it following the medical leave. Most of this is federal mandate but some varies by state and facility. By the way, 12 weeks bonding leave can be taken by both the baby's mother and father, but if you work for the same employer, they may make you share it.

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