Any Pregnant ER nurses out there? - page 2
Hi....I just wanted to get some input from others that are/have been pregnant while working in the ER and how it was on you. I am almost 25 weeks and planning on working until I go in for my... Read More
Jun 26, '09I know this is a late post, but like the above I thought it might help some that are pregnant now looking at this.
I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and still working full time nights (12 hour shifts). I've definately noticed that I am more tired, but definately not enough to stop me. The only thing that has gotten to me is that since last week I've noticed that I am MUCH more irritable. It's really hard to be triaging a 36 year old that woke up with his hear hurting while having a Braxton Hicks contraction and stay compassionate. While I do have to slow down when I'm having contractions at work I haven't found any reason to not keep going at this point (although at this rate I may have to stop working because I may say something inappropriate to a patient!). It's definately realistic to work until you are due if you are able to and have no complications (and it's safe for you and the baby!). Congrats on being pregnant!