I am currently in a BSN program, will graduate in December 2013. We have one son, almost a year old, and are thinking about another. I am having so much trouble trying to decide the right time to have another one since I am in the midst of a career change. Here are my concerns about each option:
1. Have baby at the end of nursing school:
I'll be pregnant during school and clinicals, be tired, pray there are no complications that wold keep me from finishing
I'll have the baby and then potentially miss the hiring season for nurse residencies or not be ready to go back to work so soon. My advisor said I may have to wait until may when the next class graduates. Will they even hire me knowing I'm having a baby and then expected to start a job 6 weeks later?
2. Wait until after graduation to get pregnant:
I'll be pregnant while learning a new job
I'll have to take leave without being in a job very long
Babies will be further apart in age
I was just wondering if anyone has any experience or advice. I want to make the best decision for my family. Thanks in advance!!!