Question about kids and nursing

  1. This may be a silly question, but I'm just curious. If you're a nurse, and you get pregnant-how long into your pregnancy can you work? I mean, I know most jobs you can work right up until you have the baby-but with nursing I would think that being pregnant would limit certain things you can do. I've been doing some figuring and my fiance and I are getting married in October and looking to get a house around that time as well, so it looks like I won't be able to start school until 2007. But I also know that I want to start having kids in a few years so I'm trying to kinda see what time frame I'm looking at. Thanks for humoring me
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  3. by   llg
    I hate to say this ... but it really all depends ...

    It depends on the type of nursing you are doing (physically demanding or not) and the type of pregnancy you are having (e.g. high risk or not). Also, some women are simply more comfortable with being active during their pregnancies than others.

    In other words ... I have seen some women go into labor while working as a nurse. Have the baby, take 6 weeks off and come right back to work full time. I've seen others have high risk pregnancies who needed bed rest for much of the pregnancy and who could not work at all. And I have seen just about every possibility in-between. I've seen some who were able to work with only a few limitations in their functioning -- and others who were clearly (even admittingly) using their pregnancy as an excuse to try to get of doing things they didn't like to do.

    There is no "one size fits all" answer.

    llg
  4. by   lyndsaynicole
    Quote from llg
    I hate to say this ... but it really all depends ...

    It depends on the type of nursing you are doing (physically demanding or not) and the type of pregnancy you are having (e.g. high risk or not). Also, some women are simply more comfortable with being active during their pregnancies than others.

    In other words ... I have seen some women go into labor while working as a nurse. Have the baby, take 6 weeks off and come right back to work full time. I've seen others have high risk pregnancies who needed bed rest for much of the pregnancy and who could not work at all. And I have seen just about every possibility in-between. I've seen some who were able to work with only a few limitations in their functioning -- and others who were clearly (even admittingly) using their pregnancy as an excuse to try to get of doing things they didn't like to do.

    There is no "one size fits all" answer.

    llg

    Thank you so much. That really helps

    So really it's one of those things I won't know until I get there. Sounds good to me!

    Thanks again!

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