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Anyone else pregnant in nursing school? How is it going? I started in August and just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant.:uhoh3: Not expected but sortof excited. Just hoping I can finish nursing school. Especially now since I will have three children 5 and under by the time I graduate. Like school isn't hectic enough trying to stay organized.

Any one of you experiencing weakness in the legs? I am only 6 weeks along so this seems sort of weird to me considering it hasn't happened with my first 3 babies. I could understand it if I was 6 months and had a pinched nerve or something. Anybody know?

Nurse 2 be in 2005:p Sylvia

Anyone else pregnant in nursing school? How is it going? I started in August and just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant.:uhoh3: Not expected but sortof excited. Just hoping I can finish nursing school. Especially now since I will have three children 5 and under by the time I graduate. Like school isn't hectic enough trying to stay organized.

Any one of you experiencing weakness in the legs? I am only 6 weeks along so this seems sort of weird to me considering it hasn't happened with my first 3 babies. I could understand it if I was 6 months and had a pinched nerve or something. Anybody know?

Nurse 2 be in 2005:p Sylvia

I had my third child over spring break in my final year of RN school. It was difficult but I had wonderful clinical instructors that were very supportive. I was determined to finish school. I say chin up, you should be fine.

i'm not pregnant, but 3 of my classmates are. They are all about 5 months along and are all due within 2 weeks of each other next semester so that will be a very exciting time for all of us. Two of them are doing ok and the instructors are being very helpful. One has found out that she has a very low iron count and she's been passing out a lot so she might have to be put on bedrest and might have to quit school. =( Anyway... good luck with everything...i'm positive that you'll make it. =)

Roy Fokker, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER/Trauma.

Wow!

I'm not pregnant (well, I CAN'T be!) but I can't imagine how much more of a load it must be for you! :uhoh3: I had one classmate who was pregnant the last semester, well, she's taken a break this semester to have her baby.

Hang in there! :)

RuthieRN2008

Specializes in Surgery - some medicine. Has 2 years experience.

One of my classmates is pregnant (unexpectantly) and due January 27th! She is going to finish Biology with us, but she won't continue the NURS courses in second semster until next year. She is really excited, though. Unfortunately, she won't be graduating with us...but I think that's the best decision for her to stay home one semester and care for her first baby!

HappyNurse2005, RN

Specializes in LDRP.

yep, im currently 21 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child. due april 5th, graduate nursing school on may 13th.

my babies always arrive late, so i think it'll be more like mid april, then exams are first week of may so i'll actually have baby, go back to school for like, 3 weeks. then take some time off. i am not worried about missing a day or two of classes, im ok in class. but we just found out about a preceptorship we can do over spring break that will let us work with RN over spring break for 24 hours, then get 24 hours of clinical time off during semester, so i wont have to make up any clinicals when i go have baby.

another girl in my class is due in mid april. last year, a girl had her baby in early february and was right back. if it was any earlier in the semester, i dont know if i could do it, but right at the end, i can do it. :) im a good student, i've had a baby twice before, so im pretty good at the being pregnant thing. and hey, its working out. this is the only one of my 3 pregnancies that i have had absolutely no morning sickness, which worked out great for school/clinicals.

so yes, im doing it and it can be done!

love, rose

jemommyRN

Specializes in ICU.

I'm not pregnant, but I just want to say congratulations and I wish you the best of luck with your courses. With much desire and motivation, you'll be fine.

HappyNurse2005, RN

Specializes in LDRP.

nursing school isn't as physically demanding as my full time job i had last pregnancy, so this is not as big of a deal. only part that stinks is not being able to nap all the time when i want to. but since my hubby works at night, i get home from school at 330pm, and if its a clinical day, home by 1pm and nap before he goes to work.

so, its hard, but really, not as bad as it could be. my clinical mates are good about helping me lift patients. but, i admit i've probably lifted when i shouldn't have just because i don't like to constantly find people to ask for help, especially when its just helping a heavy man stand up from a chair.

anyhoo, it can be done!!!

acgemt

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 1 years experience.

Congratulations to you!

There were about 3 ladies pregnant in our class last semester. I have to give them all a lot of credit for keeping up with classes/clinicals (the instructors were less than thrilled). But each one wound up taking a day off clinicals or lecture when they had the baby, and everyone was able to make it though the class. Good luck and have a great rest of the semester!!

ibmissy

Specializes in Geriatrics. Has 7 years experience.

I am 17 weeks pregnant today..Was a bigtime oops. I graduate next month though. We have two other girls pregnant too. We had 4 pregnant girls in class before. Two missed too much time and were kicked out..the other two had their babies and went back to school a couple days later. WOW.

Morning sickness was hard for me. Most of the 21 hrs I was allowed to miss I used. I have one hour I can miss and then I could end up out of the program. I leave my house early these days to get there on time. :)

Morning sickness was hard for me.

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and morning sickness and the fatigue were the hardest on me. We've had clinicals every day since week 4 (every day, two weeks to go). I'm go glad the morning sickness is over... try giving a shower to a 385 pound man with an "odor"... gag!!

Good example of the fatigue... I'm on the couch after a clinical day and my husband comes in and asks: "Are you still breathing??". That's how tired I am. :eek:

I'm not pregnant either but we had three pregnant ladies in our class. One failed out a couple of weeks ago. Just last week, one of the ladies had her baby on a Monday and was back in class on Wednesday.....bless her heart! The other girl is due in February. It can be done but I know it's hard. Kudoes to you for doing it!

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