Need ADVICE is 4 weeks postpartum too soon to go back to work?! - page 3
by ladybugme! 4,983 Views | 21 Comments
Hello everyone, All your advice is greatly needed. I will be starting a new job as a new nurse and will get through about 10 weeks (out of 18 weeks) of my orientation period before I will have to leave for maternity. I know I... Read More
- 1Jan 10, '12 by NicuGalIt is all going to depend on how your delivery is...if it goes textbook, you should be good to go, but if there is anything going on or you have a hard delivery or a c/s, you may not be ready in 4 weeks. For the person who went back to work 2 weeks after her c/s, I am surprised the doc cleared her, I know that none of the OB's I work with would clear a c/s mom to go back to work in 2 weeks, you aren't even supposed to be driving until 4-6 weeks. Have you talked to your OB, because it is a customary 6 week leave and you have to have clearance to return to work in most places. Have you talked to your manager at all?
I think on top of the physical part, the mental part will be very hard. Lack of sleep and the mommy hormones will be tough.
- 0Jan 11, '12 by ladybugme!Thank you for your response. Since I am a new grad I am waiting until I pass my NCLEX to make the next move to talk to her. My job in contingent on me passing so first things first. lol I am worried about how to approach the actual situation...what I should say...etc. I will work here for YEARS so I really hope they see that 4 weeks even if something should happen Im gone longer I will be an asset. This is my dream job!! :heartbeat