To Drop or Not to Drop....

  1. Hello again!

    I have a predicament. I'm currently taking my prerequisites for an ABSN degree. I have nearly finished 3/6 required classes, and need 3 more which I intended to take this fall in order to apply and start my ABSN in May.

    Then...my plans kind of got threw for a loop.

    I found out I'm pregnant. (HUGE surprise and NOT part of my plan at all...we were done with our 7 babies!!!)

    So I'm kind of torn on what to do. I'm only 6 weeks, and part of me is afraid to drop my fall classes for fear should something happen, I will have lost my opportunity to start nursing school in May. If I don't drop, then I'm not sure how to handle Chemistry, A&P 2, and Nutrition along with a high risk pregnancy. I thought about dropping the Nutrition until the spring semester because I've done online classes before with a newborn, but again, I'm not sure what kind of complications my baby may have.

    What would you do in my situation? I really, really, really want to go back to school to be a nurse. If I could find a way to find childcare for a 2 month old I would totally still continue with my plan to start school in May, but I don't see that happening.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Simplistic
    Abortion?
  4. by   7munchkins
    That is against my beliefs and I would never do that.
  5. by   ctaylar
    I found out I was pregnant (fourth child) midway through the Spring semester. I've never had a high risk pregnancy, I was taking A&PII and microbiology plus labs. I got A's in everything and applied to nursing school, and was accepted for fall. I'll be 26ish weeks when I start. It is a very personal decision that you have to make. You know what you can handle. You know your support system. Sometimes life happens.
  6. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    I'd take the fall classes, have the Spring off and see how it goes. You could always wait a year to attend an ASBN program if needed.

    Good luck.
  7. by   7munchkins
    Thanks ladies. <3

    I'll have to think on what to do, because you want what is best for everyone.
  8. by   OrganizedChaos
    I had 2 high risk pregnancies & couldn't work or go to school. If you have 7 children & you have a high risk pregnancy then it sounds like you have to put school on the back burner.

    After the pregnancy can you go on birth control, use condoms or have your husband or yourself get clipped? Eight children is a lot to handle then add nursing school on top of that, I'd pull out my hair!
  9. by   sunny2
    It's important to get good grades in your nursing prerequisites so it's easier to get accepted into a nursing program. If you can get good grades then continue school or if you can't handle this semester then wait because it's not worth getting bad grades in your important prerequisite classes.
  10. by   lorias
    Good for you! Sickening how abortion would even be brought up as an option. If you already had a baby and it had special needs which conflicted with your nursing plans, would "Simplistic" have thought killing your baby an option? Probably not. But, since the baby is still in vitro, it's fair game. Sickening.

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