Pregnant and working as RN - page 3

I would like to ask this to anyone who has worked as an RN while she was pregnant. I am 4 months along (my first), and work a 12-hour floor that is extremely busy. Sometimes I don't even get a... Read More

  1. by   finallyRN
    Sounds like we are going to have a baby boom here on
  2. by   adrienurse
    Yeah, must be in the water. I'm staying away from that!
  3. by   hapeewendy
    *Taking a big sip of bottled water*
    gotta stay away from that allnurses
    pregnancy inducing water!
    congrats to all of you, you will all be wonderful parents and I hope your pregnancies are healthy ones and that labor - when that time comes - is quick and easy!
    that being said, all the other more experienced mom type nurses gave great advice about working well pregnant
    So I echo what they say.......
  4. by   Nurse Ratched
    Wendy - stick with me, kid - we'll avoid that evil pregnancy virus lol. I'm with you - scares me to death when everyone on the unit starts "turning up" pregnant!

    Congrats to those that are getting 'em that wants 'em .
  5. by   sbic56
    If it's in the water at work, then it must be in your keyboard or mouse here! Glove up!!
  6. by   dstout-rn
    Yes cheefuldoer these are our first babies!!! And it is way cool, my husband and I couldn't be happier.
  7. by   Lausana
    hhhhmmmmm....sounds like there was some Valentine's babymaking going on here :imbar

    (actually looking at the calendar maybe that's a little off-OK maybe Spring Fever rather than Valentine's Day!)

    Congratulations to all the mommies-to-be!

    I managed to waddle to work and up & down the stairs up to just before the day of my delivery....My co-workers gave me a "let's just humor her since she could squish us with all that weight" looks when I told them that the 13th would be my last day of work before my leave & I wasn't due until the 20th. I just knew--I could feel it was time. OK I was a day off, I delivered on the 13th-close enough! But anyway, trust your body's warnings and take off early if you feel you need it.
    Last edit by Lausana on Jul 9, '02
  8. by   shay
    Dang, I'm with the other 'pregnancy avoiders' here....maybe I should spray my keyboard with spermicide??????????????????? Will bug spray work in a pinch??

    Kidding, only kidding.....

    Lots of preggos (staff) at work, too....sheesh!!!
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by dstout-rn
    Yes cheefuldoer these are our first babies!!! And it is way cool, my husband and I couldn't be happier. sweet! Of course you'll upload their photos here so we can all have a look when they are born, won't you?

    I just love witty bitty babies! :kiss
  10. by   sbic56
    Will bug spray work in a pinch??

    aheh, aheh...she said bug spray
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    Nothing sexier than a preggo woman!
    I LOVED it when my wifey was nice and plump and had that cute little waddle.
    Don't get me going...
  12. by   townsend
    Congratulations! When I was pregnant with my son, I worked 12 hour shifts in the ICU, working midnights. I worked until I delivered, in fact I worked my 12 hour shift, went home and took a nap till 11:30 am, a whole 3 1/2 hours, and when I got up my water broke, and my labor started!! My doctor didn't put me off work, I certainly didn't take it very easy, I lifted and tugged, but was careful not to hurt myself. I was also kicked by a patient, but will no ill effects. I even almost fainted on a few docs!!!!!! Listen to the doctor, and follow their instructions on working, and good luck!
  13. by   tcolleen
    Thanks to everyone for their input.

    Rereading this thread has helped to reinforce to me one of the things I love most about nursing - other nurses! For all of the talk of "nurses eating their young", I have found that the vast majority of people in this profession are really quite exceptional and caring people.

    To clarify for Mario - my husband is actually extremely supportive of my decision to work or not to work. I want to work as long as I (safely) can because that will allow me more time after the baby is born before I even have to think about going back to work. We are both planning to take parental leave and go through this journey together.

    Congrats to all my fellow new parents/prospective new parents. Maybe we all get together for a chat on one of the new parent BBSes!