I know this is a little OT, but I want an honest opinion : am I overreacting or should I put myself first?
I am going to nursing school
PT, I work on a telemetry floor as a tech 2 evenings a week, sometimes more, if the charge nurse asks, I have a 3 year old at home and a husband who is always at work.
I had a miscarriage in 98 (genetic), got pregnant again soon after. Started having contractions at 16 weeks, stopped working at 20 weeks. Contractions coninued, I was fully effaced and 1 cm dialated, when I went into labor at 7 months. Luckily labor was stopped and I was on meds and bedrest until I went into labor again at 36 weeks.
I am pregnant again, 2 months. During my regular day at work on the floor I get 18 patients and the only time I get to sit down is when I take my only break for dinner. I work pretty hard, so at the end of the day I am exausted.
I spoke with unit supervisor and told her that I would like to take on an easier assignment like being a secretary or sitting monitors, because of what happened with my second pregnancy.
Unit sup said :" Ok, I will take u off the floor, get a note from your doc."
I got a note which says: "no lifting over 20 lb, no standing for long periods of time."
Yesterday, my charge nurse told me she could not guarantee me sitting monitors, but she will try. She told me she will put me on the floor "as needed" and that I just will not lift.
I was pretty upset about it and didn't say anything then.
I like doing the floor, i have no problem with it - but i think it is going to be hard for me now. I always went out of my way to help out my nursing supervisor when she needed help, and i feel like she is not meeting my requests now.
Should I keep working the floor until I start having contractions or should I leave now?
I really hate to complain all the time, but If i do start having contraction and go on bedrest, how will i take care of my son and go to school?
thanks for reading , if u made it this far.
Dec 21, '02
I had pregnancy complications and did bleed alot due to placenta previa. Don't risk it. Can you leave now financially?
Last edit by renerian on Dec 21, '02
Dec 21, '02
RN2be,that would be useless....not to do those things disqualifies her for the job....these are basic REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION.......better decision would be to move on, at least temporarily. It is only fair to her, the baby and the people who have to pull her load if/when she could not Like I said before, NO JOB IS WORTH ENDANGERING A PREGNANCY OR UNBORN CHILD, PERIOD. There will be other jobs when the time is right.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Dec 21, '02