I was working part-time and going to school, when I discovered I was pregnant with my only child 27 years ago. Unfortunately, because my husband's health insurance didn't pay diddly-squat, I was forced to quit school and go to work full time, to pay my $700.00 doctor bill up front (my husband had to pay $500.00 down, just to hold
my hospital bed!).
Anyway, at 12 weeks, I became miserably sick with morning sickness, which lasted five months (I spent a lot of time in the Nurses' Lounge bathroom throwing up), and at 7 months, developed a full-blown case of physiological anemia, which caused me to almost faint right in the middle of the nurses's station. My doctor wanted me to take my Maternity Leave right then, but I told him that wouldn't fly with his bookeeper, as she wanted that $100 installment before
she would even let me go back into the treatment area, and I had another month to go, before it would be paid up.
I was finally able to take my Maternity Leave at 8 months, and throughout my pregnancy, my D.O.N. and co-workers were caring and supportive, which literally helped me to survive, for I did not have an easy pregnancy. Hope all goes well for you!