DesertKat, I would like to express my sorrow for the loss of the baby. Secondly, your managers and superiors in this situation are unkind and inhumane in my eyes, yes, were are trained to render care to the sick, but at times nurses also become sick or have health issues that arise. Working so many hours a week on a salaried pay scale is not worth it and the facility appears to be taking "advantage" of the situation. How can you possibly give safe care working so many hours? I understand that your are support of your staff and may want to consider prn status there until you embark on a new oppurtunity to have some income for the mean while and decide how you would like to move forward. It seems you did the best thing for your licensure and health by stepping away from the position, because working in such a high stress setting would make it difficult for any woman to carry a child to term. Kudos to you for stepping away. I encountered a similiar experience as a ADON where I felt abused by working 50-55 hours a week salaried and got the blame for majority of the issues taking place with nursing. Not to mention I was "expected" to perform three other job descriptions but I would get one pay check every other week, I left that position without second thoughts.