Applying for Job and Being Pregnant

  1. I am just wondering what to do with trying to find a job and being 4 months pregnant. I have a feeling that some will look at me and think that in 5 months I'll need time off and go with another applicant. Plus I'm a new grad with no experience! Do I even tell them at the time of interview (I'm not showing much yet)? Any advice is appreciated!
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  3. by   TazziRN
    Don't say anything at interview, but you'll have to disclose it if you're offered the job.

    You may be worrying for nothing. The last place I worked hired nurses who were pregnant.
  4. by   fins
    Just keep in mind that family medical leave act doesn't cover you until you've been with an employer for a year, so they could conceivably replace you while you were on maternity leave. It would be an incredibly boneheaded thing for a hospital to do, and I doubt they would, but it is certainly a reason to bring it up early with the manager. Not during the job interview, but before you're showing and she thinks that you blindsided her.
  5. by   DEB52
    When I graduated in 1976 I was 4 months pregnant and not married. That was a big deal back then. I got a job working in a nursing home for 3 years. They were great to me and love my son.After I left the nursing home , I went to work at the hospital that I am working at now. that has lasted 28 yrs!:roll
  6. by   TrudyRN
    You owe them absolutely no disclosure whatsoever. Get a job before you're showing, though. BTW, congratulatons.
  7. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from fins
    Just keep in mind that family medical leave act doesn't cover you until you've been with an employer for a year, so they could conceivably replace you while you were on maternity leave. It would be an incredibly boneheaded thing for a hospital to do, and I doubt they would, but it is certainly a reason to bring it up early with the manager. Not during the job interview, but before you're showing and she thinks that you blindsided her.
    Maternity leave is separate from FMLA. She owes a potential no information whatsoeve related to her pregnancy.
  8. by   preciousbaby621
    Don't mention that you're pregnant. That's non of their business. Plus, it is illegal for the employer to ask that kind of personal question.
  9. by   KrysyRN
    Quote from preciousbaby621
    Don't mention that you're pregnant. That's non of their business. Plus, it is illegal for the employer to ask that kind of personal question.
    :yeahthat:

    I've worked for a facility once that hired a nurse in her 9th month!
  10. by   IHAVEGOTMYWINGS
    Go And Get This Job Before It"s Too Late" Being Home And Bord That"s The Last Thing You Need Now Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   IHAVEGOTMYWINGS
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    Quote from IHAVEGOTMYWINGS
    Go And Get This Job Before It"s Too Late" Being Home And Bord That"s The Last Thing You Need Now Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   Lynn07
    Thanks so much for all your help. Hopefully I get an interview soon before I start showing!!
  13. by   sunneeRN
    I have to say that we hired a nurse that was 7 months pregnant and while I don't know the details, I do know that our manager had to let her go after she had the baby. The manager said, though, that when she was able to return to work, she could rehire her.
  14. by   lizzyberry
    Congrats on being pregnant!!!!

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