Did You Work While Pregnant?

I did work while I was pregnant. However, the allotted weight a preggo lady should lift (the norm is 25 lbs) was reduced, for me, to 15 lbs. I was working 10 hour shifts, 4-5 days a week and on my feet all day which took a toll in mu back. After grumbling complaints from my hubby to have my hours reduced (I honestly thought I was fine), we talked to the doctor and had my hours reduced to 8 hr shifts. If I felt great, I did an extra hour.

Did you work while pregnant? Were you sitting down or on your feet all day?

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
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08/29/14
Melissa Middleton
That was the big thing with me. I needed the insurance and the money to put away for baby stuff.
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08/29/14
Melissa Middleton
So did I! I had terrible insurance. I think in the end, I should have just dropped it and saved the money for the bills because it did not cover a whole lot, and I have fought with the insurance company since I had it.
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08/29/14
Melissa Middleton
Mine were close to 200 a month, I believe but the copay was uber expensive. The insurance was a joke. And my hubby's work, it would cost one paycheck for both of us to be on his insurance. It's ridiculous.
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    08/29/14
    I worked until I was 39 weeks pregnant.
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    08/29/14
    Melissa Middleton
    That is what I did. I was to be induced at 39 weeks so I worked up until the day before induction. I was actually going to work on the day of induction but co-workers advised against it. I should have just worked since my son wasn't born until the next day at 11:05 pm. Lol
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    08/29/14
    I had a hard time standing for too long my legs and feet were the size of elephants, I had S, 2 weeks and 3 days after!
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    08/29/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Oh goodness, mine swelled like that, too. They hurt so bad but were shiny because of how much they swelled.
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    08/29/14
    My legs didn't hurt but I got tired easily from standing to long.
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      08/29/14
      Yes I worked up until she was born. I work in an office and at desk, though a lot of my job involves a lot of moving around. I got a lot of walking in, since my desk is far from the bathrooms (7 or 8 round trips is a mile). The last few weeks I was able to work from because I was so swollen and my doctor requested I either do that or stop working. I wanted to save all the time I could with my baby once she was born.
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        08/29/14
        8Theresa Gould
        I did work up until my 6-7 month and then I quit. I wanted a vacation before baby was born! ;) I saved up for COBRA so I could keep my insurance and it worked out really well.
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          Melissa Middleton
          Lol...a little impatient, eh?
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          Melissa Middleton
          Lol...that's crazy but a cute story, too.
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          Current: Pennington Gap, Virginia
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          Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com