Pregnancy during nursing school? - page 2

I posed this question under the General board, but felt that it would be appropriate to post it here as well. Are there any of you who are currently pursuing nursing school while pregnant or have... Read More

  1. by   JBGC4
    In my experience as a woman who has been pregnant twice, given birth twice and is raising two small children, I would say wait. My first pregnancy, birth, and newborn was a fairytale, no joke. After my first I would have believed I could have done anything, nothing to stop me. My second was a whole other story. I was sick, had more issues and delivered early. My second was a NICU baby for one week w/ no explanation as to why I delivered early. My second baby was also more finicky. Didn't sleep as well, had more tummy trouble etc...It was HARD! You have no idea what can happen w/ this pregnancy or birth or newborn. Just wait.
  2. by   mfrancisco
    I am 32 (gasp), and am starting nursing school next month. We would have loved to been able to get pregnant right now, but it is going to wait until I get out in two years, and even more because I will have to work right away.
  3. by   arodriguez
    why is everyone telling me to wait to get have a baby? I am already 7 and a half months pregnant, meaning i got pregnant in january before I even interviewed for this program...pretty sure i clearly stated that in my previous post..if not please bring it to my attention..thanks..a little confused? can't stay pregnant for 20 more months...even if i could i wouldn't want to..
  4. by   ZiggysGal,LVN
    Quote from arodriguez
    why is everyone telling me to wait to get have a baby? I am already 7 and a half months pregnant, meaning i got pregnant in january before I even interviewed for this program...pretty sure i clearly stated that in my previous post..if not please bring it to my attention..thanks..a little confused? can't stay pregnant for 20 more months...even if i could i wouldn't want to..
    OP is discussing trying to get pregnant. I believe the suggestions to wait are directed at her situation. Obviously it is too late for you to wait.
  5. by   arodriguez
    thank you ziggys gal! lol i mean i guess i was expecting to respond to my post..thats why i was totally confused thank you for clarifying
  6. by   JROregon
    What's funny is that the original post is almost 10 years old. So much can happen in 10 years.
  7. by   arodriguez
    lol wow i didnt even realize...see what happens when your preggo..i feel like my brain is fried haha, hopefully i get over it quick cuz im gunna need my brain back at full capacity come sept
  8. by   ZiggysGal,LVN
    Quote from arodriguez
    lol wow i didnt even realize...see what happens when your preggo..i feel like my brain is fried haha, hopefully i get over it quick cuz im gunna need my brain back at full capacity come sept

    LOL I didn't notice that either... and I don't even have the pregnancy excuse... haha... Doh!
  9. by   JROregon
    The brain comes back immediately after giving birth then the emotions are all over the place. Best wishes with your pregnancy and delivery.
  10. by   arodriguez
    thank you so much
  11. by   chickapea
    I'm 3 months pregnant and about to start my 2nd semester of RN school. It was a surprise that me, my husband and kids are all happy about. I will be in my 3rd semester when I deliver. I know that going back to school will be the hardest part. At least I'll have a maternity leave from work tho and summer break again from school next year. I don't want to take a semester off as that will only prolong the whole process. I have friends that have recently had babies and had to return to work full time 4-6 weeks after delivery. I know that's been hard on them too. Luckily for me school will be 2.5 days a week by then so I'm just trying to stay positive. I have also heard the the first year of working as a nurse is even harder than school to be pregnant and deliver during so I understand when some people feel they cant wait 3-4 years total to start a family. Follow your heart and do whats best for your family. Good luck to any/all of you in the same boat I'm sure it will all work out just fine

close