I am one of the 7 or so preggo's we have working in our ED right now.
My biggest complaint is hip pain, but I manage to work a 12 hour shift. The baby has started compressing my sciatic nerve, and by the end of a shift, I hurt like heck. But it's an individual thing, doesn't happen to all preggo's.
I am a new grad, so I won't be getting to work triage. Some of my co-workers have been awesome. "Don't lift that momma, I'll do it" Others don't even know I'm pregnant (I'm 26 weeks, but the only way most people know is word of mouth or seeing me waddle). You have to be proactive with making sure you drink enough water, pee enough, and get enough food.
Also, try to wait a few months before diving straight in, unless you've already worked at the facility. I won't be covered by FMLA b/c I haven't been there over a year when Anna is born.
So, I get unpaid time off- hopefully. -Andrea