Hi everyone! I am 11 weeks pregnant working in a very busy medical ICU. My unit has been very short staffed the last year and a half, but the situation has gotten severe in the last few weeks. It has gotten so bad that a nurse our ICU can get up to 5 patients per shift with all of them being vented, some of them on multiple pressors. To top it off, we only get an average of 1 PCA for whole the unit, sometimes none. Because the staffing is so bad, it's almost impossible to give any nurse preferential assignments. I find myself cleaning, repositioning patients over 300 lbs with sometimes minimal assistance. Because the other nurses are equally drowning in their own work assignments, I find it hard to ask them to do all the heavy lifting for me. I'm on my feet for most of the shift and often don't get time for breaks. I'm so concerned this will affect my pregnancy. Is it time for me to leave or find another area to work in?