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
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Nurse Joined: Aug '99; Posts: 364; Likes: 1Sounds like we are going to have a baby boom here on allnurses.com
Jul 9, '02Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,738; Likes: 104Yeah, must be in the allnurses.com water. I'm staying away from that!
Jul 9, '02Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 2,865; Likes: 15*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.......
Jul 9, '02Occupation: RN - College Health Specialty: Geriatrics/Oncology/Psych/College Health ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 6,584; Likes: 70Wendy - 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 .
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Nurse Consultant Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in Obstetrics, M/S, Psych ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 3,105; Likes: 49If it's in the water at work, then it must be in your keyboard or mouse here! Glove up!!
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Clinical Systems vendor Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 67; Likes: 2Yes cheefuldoer these are our first babies!!! And it is way cool, my husband and I couldn't be happier.
Jul 9, '02Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 3,747; Likes: 2hhhhmmmmm....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
Jul 9, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,487; Likes: 70Dang, 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!!!
Jul 9, '02Joined: Sep '01; Posts: 16,606; Likes: 680Originally posted by dstout-rn
Yes cheefuldoer these are our first babies!!! And it is way cool, my husband and I couldn't be happier.
I just love witty bitty babies! :kiss
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Nurse Consultant Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in Obstetrics, M/S, Psych ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 3,105; Likes: 49Will bug spray work in a pinch??
aheh, aheh...she said bug spray
Jul 9, '02Occupation: Retired Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 4,288; Likes: 31Nothing 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...
Jul 17, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 2Congratulations! 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!
Jul 18, '02Occupation: Registered Nurse Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 15; Likes: 1Thanks 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!