Working while pregnant?

  1. I have been trying for 10 years to get pregnant. I have suffered 4 miscarriages thus far, the most recent was this past March. I just found out I am 4 weeks pregant on 8-28-00. I am also in the job transition of starting at a VA hospital on the Med/Surg floor. I am currently a physician's nurse in a Medical Clinic. I have seen an OB specialist and am on Progesterone TID x 12 weeks to get me through the first trimester. So far everything is going fine. I don't have any restrictions as of yet, and will be getting weekly labs and regular exams and sono's.

    I am just worried about working while pregnant. Haven't had to go through this before and don't know what to expect. Especially starting a new job. If any nurse can share experience and helpful ideas, I would love to hear them. Any advice, or comments I would greatly appreciate!

    Thank you~ Jodie

    [This message has been edited by Jo_deye_yuh (edited September 01, 2000).]
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   Cindy A
    First of all, you need to talk to our doctor about this. You should be seeing a perinatologist because with your history, you are a high risk patient. It all depends on if you know why you have had the miscarriages. Make an appointment with a perinatologist to start your prenatal care now.
  4. by   KSEFLINK
    If you have an employee health or occupational health nurse in your system, you can always ask for accomodation along the way! I deal with our pregnant employees all the time and there are a variety of ways to insure that you are being cautious in the workplace. Pregnancy disability is a protected status under most labor and state laws. As someone who also tried for a long time to get pregnant and then successfully did, good luck... But take care as the months progress!!!

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