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- Jan 24, '10 by mindy1234I was trying to get pregnant for 3-4 years and was told buy EVERY doctor that it would NEVER happen. We even tryed invetro and this to did not work. In my last year of my 4 years I went into my clinicals vommiting over and over at every thing!!! My doctor said that the invetro had worked and I was pregnant!! The best moment of my life!
I WENT INTO LABOR AND my water broke durning my OB FINAL... My class amte were so excited to deliver my baby. I went accros the street to have my daughter after 23 hours of labor (Durning wich my instucter came and orally finished my exam!!!!) My daughter was born 8lbs and happy. 9 months later We used invetro and meds to get pregnant and have baby girl #2. After the girl were 2and 3 we had Baby #3 and I worked for 15 years in Nursing My last child was born in 2006 and He is 31/2and Great. The doctors were very wrong when they said I would not conceive.!!! Thank GOD
- Jan 25, '10 by tillyrn2bI am in pre nursing right now and 6 mo pregnant with my 2nd child. Ive wondered multiple times EVERY day how im gonna see the end when Ive passed everything and finally have my BSN. Reading your post has encouraged me alot! Seeing someone elses story and not just telling myself that there are others making it all the time in the same situation is a great inspiration!
Thank you for sharing!!
- Jan 26, '10 by proudnurseRNmindy1234- After I took the home pregnancy test I went to Planned Parenthood the next day, just to be really, really sure. I still wasn't quite convinced. When the nurse asked why I didn't think I could get pregnant, I told her it was because the doctors had said so. They said that without medical intervention I would not get pregnant. Her response...
"don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't get pregnant"
Oh, and medical intervention? I lost 80 lbs right before getting pregnant. I guess my doctors didn't have the heart to say, lose some weight. Instead, they wanted to prescribe.
- Jan 26, '10 by hopeful_army_NPI was pregnant in Nursing school, both times, for my ADN and that daughter is now 13 and for my MSN and that daughter is now 4 1/2! I thank them for my success!Last edit by hopeful_army_NP on Jan 26, '10 : Reason: typo
- Jan 26, '10 by labrador4122Quote from proudnursernreading your story, is almost like mine except that i was not married at the time, and my fiance and i were having difficulty in our relationship, i had no insurance, i had no job .......... i felt helpless.makes it one more day. in fact, we are taking our first family vacation to disney in a couple of months.
don't let anyone tell you that having a baby during nursing school is impossible. it's hard and tiring. some days it seemed like the end would never come- but it did. and it was well worth the wait. i wouldn't change a thing.
i had plenty of people tell me that i couldn't continue on school with a newborn & even met rn's at the hospital that quit nursing school and raised the baby for a year, then went back and finished school.
but with hard work and dedication everything is possible! we did it!!
- Jan 26, '10 by labrador4122Quote from ceilingcati think it's great you made it work. while your story is encouraging, not everyone can do it. either the student drops out, the baby suffers, or both. i would not encourage anyone who has a choice to do it. i'm watching my nursing classmates drop like flies between semesters, and several of them dropped because of pregnancy/birth.
there are people who let negative people get the best of them, and they listen to the comments "oh it's gonna be hard for you". "i've seen lots of people not make it when they are pregnant"
people find ways to help themselves to become better people.
and if you have the heart and determination to finish nursing school, you will.
never let anyone tell you that you can't make it in school preg. and with a newborn.
- Jan 27, '10 by winsome08I had the same scenario: except that I had my little girl during my peds and OB rotation. It definately was hard, exhausting but it is is do-able - not that it is the best position to find yourself in, especially when you are only allowed two absences...I made it a point to schedule appointments outside of school so as not to miss classes. God know all things and we cannot always predict what life have in store for us.
- Jan 27, '10 by mmiriamasherWhen there's a will there's a way!!! Good for you. I'm verey glad for you and hope you inspire others to be like you
- Jan 27, '10 by missiediIt shows how powerful the desire to be a nurse can be. I compliment and admire you. I went back to school to study nursing at 25 as a part time student. I had a five year old and thanks to my parents was able to study. In my last semester I became pregnant. Amongst one of my last requirements was a PE class for which I had opted to take tennis not expecting to get pregnant. Imagine my horror! What was I going to do? I could not let one credit keep me from graduating.Well long story short, I finished the tennis course,barely with a C+ (6 months pregnant),with no sympathy from the instructor or fellow students. I graduated from nursing school at seven months pregnant,sat for my boards at 8 months and then had a healthy baby girl that August. In October of that year while recuperating from a tubal ligation,I received my RN license. I needed to thank my family and the wondergul professors I had that encouraged me to persevere,who never took it light on me and made me carry the same load as all the other students. They made me strong and made me realize that I could do anything. I landed my first job when my daughter turned 4 months.Here it is, 33 years later and I am still practicing. Good luck to you !
- Jan 27, '10 by okilokiRNThank you for this wonderful story. I'm glad to hear that everything worked out for you so well, despite the hardships. I'm sure this is a fear on many of our minds - mine included. What would I do if I became pregnant (I am currently in clinicals)? I don't know. But I think I would get through it, just like you did. Thank you, thank you!