I graduated from nursing school
pregnant with our third child. I took my boards while on bedrest (oops! I hope my OB/GYN doesn't see this). Started my first job as a RN in surgery, still pregnant. Ended up with PTL and bedrest again. They are understanding as long as you keep them abreast of your progress or complications. Returned after the baby was born and everything was cool at work.
Transferred to L&D the following year. And after working there for almost a year, got pregnant again. (yeah, it's number 4). Had complications during work and ended up a pt. 2 different times. But I loved the special treatment. And I felt comfortable b/c i trusted my coworkers. After I delivered my baby, as with the other 3, he developed jaundice very quickly. They were so nice that they set the incubator in my room so we wouldn't be seperated. I had my own little nightlight. He was on triple lights and the blanket.
I ended up moving out of state before I could return to work there. Otherwise, I would've loved to go back to work knowing that I worked with a fine team.
PS- after my 3rd child, I had a breast lumpectomy while still breastfeeding him. The lactation consultant was so wonderful. She helped me post op and after I developed complications. (the surgeon, of course, severed my milk ducts which he denied. and the milk accumulated at the surgical site. Painful is such a mild term. But I digress)
Sure you see what could go wrong with the pregnancy or the baby but you see that everywhere,too. I think that it helps b/c you're more of an informed patient and parent.
Congratulations ahead of time for the nuptials and the children you dream of having! This is an exciting time of your life! Just keep in mind that you're not in total control of your life. No one is. If that was so then I'd be a millionare right now married to a gorgeous, romantic with lots of kids and a huge house and maids (not one but more). Dreams, that's what keeps us reaching for the stars!