After graduating in Decemeber I found out I was pregnant with my second child. I had my first baby during nursing school
, luckily I have my husband and mother-in-law who was very supportive and made it possible for me to finish school without any delays. I took my boards early March and been applying for jobs non-stop. I am currently working in a hospital now for 6 years, but nothing came up and I had no luck, they hired so many new nurses a couple months before I have my license so now they're not hiring for a while.
Anyways, I went to an interview at Children's hospital, my dream job I must add, I didn't try to hide my obvious growing belly, I am 26 weeks pregnant. The interview went really well and to be honest I don't think they even noticed that I am pregnant, either way I know it's illegal for them to ask and I didn't disclose the information to them. Although the interview went well I didn't think I'll get hired due to so many other applicants who applied and who wasn't pregnant. I got the call a few days later by the charge nurse who interviewed me, she offered me the job and I was so excited and thrilled I accepted. After the phone call my happiness turned into anxiety, I knew she didn't know I was pregnant, now is an ethical issue. I don't want to start a new job if I feel in anyway that I had misled them or lied to them, especially being a new nurse at a new facility, who wants to start off on the wrong foot? I want to build a trusting working relationship and environment, I haven't been able to have a good night sleep since and my BP is sky high, I feel anxious all day and night, I don't know what to do. I have a physical this coming week so HR will find out, but should I be the bigger person and call the person who offered the job and tell them, "hey, just wanted to make sure we're on the same page, I hope you know that I am pregnant, I am very dedicated and excited about this position, it's my dream job, I'm planning to work till the day I deliver and come back within the week or two" Oh did I mentioned that after I gave birth to my first baby I got cleared by my OB to return to work and school after one week? So yes this is very possible given that nothing bad happens and no c-section. I know under the FMLA law I am not eligible but I'm not worried about that, I'm just worried that I'll be training still and they can let me go since I'll be on a probation period. I won't start my orientation until june and by then I'll be 32 weeks pregnant.
So do I tell them right away or should I wait, I want to believe that I got hired because they like me and saw my potential, not because they didn't know I was pregnant. Oh by the way I haven't sign any paperwork yet, I'm suppose to sign it after my physical and drug test next week. So yes technically I don't have the job but I don't want to sign and say oh yeah I'm pregnant, that would **** anyone off. Any comments and suggestions would be much appreciated, I feel like I'm going to faint everytime I think about it. I always wanted this job, working with peds, and I hate to mess it up.