Job Interview on Friday - Tips Please - 8 months preggo

I had to reschedule a job interview for this Friday because I ended up in the ER for a fetal check earlier this week. I called and told the interviewer that I would like to reschedule due to a medical emergency and needed some time to recuperate before I could interview if that was possible. She said yes.

Someone gave me some tips today about my posture and being conscientious about hiding some of the late stage pregnancy things I was doing like: rubbing my belly, slouching, massaging my fingers...

I honestly hadn't thought of any of that, but good to be aware of it. I'm really hoping I get the job. It's a loan processing job at a local bank. I've been in the banking industry for the past 6 years and would like to stay in it. Even though I'm on short term disability and receiving unemployment benefits, I have to fulfill the program requirements for unemployment. I really want this job so I can get away from bank collections. Ick! Hate asking folks for money, but I will do whatever it takes to provide for my family.

I'm looking for any advice you have to offer. Specific to me is, what kinds of questions do you think they may ask and how would you respond. For example: "I see that you're pregnant. How will you be able to perform your job functions?" Not sure if employers can even ask about pregnancy related questions though....

Any thoughts on what I should wear? Do I disclose that I'm pregnant? It'll be obvious at first appearance, but how would I address that? Do I even explain about the medical emergency or leave it as is - I think I should've not said anything medical at all over the phone :-(

Thank you in advance mommas!

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    06/25/14
    I always find that being honest is the best thing to do.. that said, you don't have to be OVERLY out there about anything. I would be sincere and to the point.. I would STRESS how much you want the job.. employers like to know WHY you want the job, why it's important to you.. if they ask about the pregnancy and due date and time off.. be honest about that too.. about maybe taking however long needed off and then being eager to get back to it.. (as long as you are!) :) I would wear something simple but classy, hair out of your face, bare nails, a warm smile and just a passion for why you want the position!
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      06/25/14
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      06/25/14
      I'm looking for a LT job. I've also considered doing something more kid centered like Head Start. Then I can bring the baby in and I could volunteer if there are no paid positions. I took a few college courses in Early Childhood Development/Schooling thinking I'd become a teacher. Preferably, I need a paid position with benefits and staying in the banking industry is more promising for stuff like that. However, I wouldn't have separation anxiety from my baby being a new mom if she's in the same building as me.
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          06/25/14
          Check out www.glassdoor.com its a site that gives info about jobs, you can sometimes find what certain companies might ask at interviews.
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            06/26/14
            Don't say anything about the medical emergency. Just Thanks her for letting you reschedule. Dress comfortable. Closed toed shoes. Pants nice shirt. have a mint before you go in but make sure there is nothing in your mouth when you go in. sit up straight and speak clearly, when needed take a deep breath and relax. Answer all the questions the best you can. Smile. Shake hands when you meet the interviewer and again when you leave and say Thank You and I look forward to hearing from you. Smile :)
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              06/26/14
              I agree with Meg you should be honest , they honest is the best policy. wear something nice , but with class. Have your hair look nice . smile
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                06/27/14
                Lets us know, I'm sure they will love you!
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                  06/27/14
                  I had my interview, and I wasn't as nervous as I thought I would be. I thought it was successful. No one mentioned the ER visit or my pregnant belly. I did wear a dress that made my pregnant belly obvious but still conservative for the interview. They are aware that I am into family and work/life balance, having a career, etc. There's only one more round of interviews with the department manager and HR. So I'll let you all know what happens from there.
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                      Pregnant back to back. I have a baby girl and another on the way. I'm also a pseudo-step mom to 2 tweens.