Help!! Maternity scrubs?? Are they necessary? - page 2

Anyone who can offer advice, it would be greatly appreciated. I am pregnant and finding my normal scrubs difficult to fit into. They are very snug in the waist, and the shirts are snug around the... Read More

  1. by   MissJoRN
    I lost my first post. The summary- Maybe it was just the way my baby was positioned but I needed elastic. In the OR, I either wore a BellaBand over bigger pants or looped an elastic band around my back when I got too big for the BellaBand. (My Bella was actually an ebay knock-off)
    When I worked on the floor, I wore upsized elastic pants (usually from thrift shops), a white maternity T, and a regular jacket or snap front top. By the time I was a week overdue, I was tugging everyting anyway, didn't matter. Colored scrub pants look odd under white pants, IMO, since even dark ones like navy have a white panel. I looked odd enough without that.
  2. by   fussy_lass
    How far into your pregnancy are you allowed to do clinical placements or work in the hospital? Judging by this thread, it seems like quite a while.
  3. by   KellNY
    Quote from fussy_lass
    How far into your pregnancy are you allowed to do clinical placements or work in the hospital? Judging by this thread, it seems like quite a while.
    Allowed? They can't not let you, it's discrimination. You're "allowed" to work until the baby slides out.
  4. by   MissJoRN
    Unless Mom is on bedrest there's no reason she can't work if she wants to. As I hinted, I worked on my due date (Silently grumbling everytime I heard the lullaby played on the intercom for other babies) and I worked the day before my baby was born the next week- while contracting. I don't even think school have any limitations- I went to school with some women who were "due any day" by the end of the semester.
    Maternity leave is so bad in the US (6 weeks, I think? I'm perdiem so I'm not sure) that working up until the first contraction is the best way to maximize your time with the new baby.
  5. by   fussy_lass
    Thanks for that. I'm getting married in April next year and not due to graduate till November so I've been wondering how to fit in possibly being pregnant with doing clinicals. I can imagine I'd be rather nervous about knocks and infectious diseases.

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