October 2013 Moms

When to say when??

Do you ladies know when you'll stop going to work before your due date? I'm just not sure when to say enough.. Thanks for your input!!
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Re: When to say when??

  • For me, it will be when I go into labor. I am not giving up any of my vacation/sick days prior to birth if I can help it.



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  • I plan to work until I go into labor, but I have a desk job mostly so that makes a difference. It really depends on uour job and what your body is telling you. Just listen to your body and keep open lines of comminication wih your work.
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  • I am working up until I have the baby.  I only work part time so I will only qualify for FMLA once the baby is born so I will work up until that time.  My worst fear is my water breaking in the middle of the store.  Thankfully where I work isn't too far from the hospital.
  • My last day is Sept. 6th.  That's when school starts back here, and I lose all my free day care.  No one will take DS for only a couple of weeks, so I'm kind of stuck.
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  • My due date is 10/3 and I am planning in working till I go into labor in case I go early in September bc original due date was 9/27 if I make it to October then stop working Oct 1st. I get 12 weeks thanks to FMLA and if I can make it to Oct I won't have to come back till January. I have 8 weeks paid leave and my hubby and I have some savings for the last four weeks. I keep telling the LO she has to stay in till October bc I want Christmas off! :
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  • image sleepy33:
    For me, it will be when I go into labor. I am not giving up any of my vacation/sick days prior to birth if I can help it.




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  • image sleepy33:
    For me, it will be when I go into labor. I am not giving up any of my vacation/sick days prior to birth if I can help it.

    This.  I want to get paid for as much of my FML time as I can.

     

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  • I am working till 37 maybe 38 weeks. I am a nanny 3 to 4 days a week, I try to tell myself that pregnant moms of 2 plus children do this 24 7, but I am just so worn out, I give those women a lot of credit!
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    image sleepy33:
    For me, it will be when I go into labor. I am not giving up any of my vacation/sick days prior to birth if I can help it.


    Same here.
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  • I'll stop going to work when this baby pops out.  I have an office job and don't feel like it puts me in any kind of risk to where I need to stop working before baby arrives.
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  • Due October 18, and will most like stop around a month prior to my EDD. I am a server, and I am already beyond exhausted. I cannot even imagine how I am going to feel in just a few weeks. We walk an average of 7-8 miles a night, and our trays can be up to 40 lbs. My fellow employees are carrying my heavier items, but it still makes me feel as if I cannot do my "job".
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    image sleepy33:
    For me, it will be when I go into labor. I am not giving up any of my vacation/sick days prior to birth if I can help it.

    Me too. 



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  • im going to work until my due date but plan on taking 12 weeks off and just using up my vacation and sick time because i plan on finding a new job after :)
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  • My company doesn't have to adhere to FMLA guidelines due to their size, so I don't get any paid leave.  I will be working up until I can't to keep the paychecks coming as long as possible!  I work at a desk job 9-5 at least so I shouldn't have a problem working up until the baby comes.  
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  • I am working right on up till I go in labor and I actually hope I go into labor at work if it happens on a week day since I work inside my doctors office
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  • Why plan it and waste unnecessary vacation time?  I worked with my last until the day I went into labor.  Unless there are problems or I'm put on rest or something, I'll do the same this time.




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  • image smjmlove:
    I am working right on up till I go in labor and I actually hope I go into labor at work if it happens on a week day since I work inside my doctors office

     

    Same here - I work in the hospital I'm delivering at, so it might actually be more convenient to go into labor at work - go figure, right?! 

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  • MrsJYMrsJY
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    I'm a teacher and go back to work Sept. 3 and plan on working for 5 weeks and then going on leave we get a year. I want to spend a couple of weeks with my son before he's no longer an only child.
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    Planning to work all the way to the end, I work in the NICU and went into labor with dd while I was working. It was actually quite convient, I finished my shift, clocked out, and walked across the hall to check in to L&D! All I had to do was call hubby and tell him to grab the bag/carseat and come meet me there! :-)

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  • I stopped working with DD1 in mid-October because of severe carpal tunnel and I was due Dec. 2nd..  My hands would be almost numb and since I taught it was awful.  I could barely hold a pen by then end of the day and grading papers was bad.  I had the worse time just flipping through a stack of papers.  I did go on disability so it was a different situation.

    If I was working while pregnant with DD2 I would have gone to the very end.  I felt great with her and loved being active while I was pregnant  Which was good since I had to keep up with an 18 month old.

    This pregnancy I am SAHM.  But I would try a week or two if you have the time.  If not just go to the end.  It is no big deal if you are feeling good.

    My point is you are the best to judge when you should leave your job.  But taking a couple weeks off, a month, or no time before baby is definitely in the range of normal.

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  • I will work right up until I am in labor.

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  • I have a desk job, so I'm workin right up until the end. I want to save all my leave time to spend with my little bean.
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    image sleepy33:
    For me, it will be when I go into labor. I am not giving up any of my vacation/sick days prior to birth if I can help it.

    This . . . unless the doc says otherwise, I'll wait for labor.

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    Also plan to work until I'm in active labor. I also have a desk job AND I can work from home, so I really don't need to stop work until the baby comes. With DD, I submitted my final copy of my dissertation a few hours before my water broke and I was gchatting in the hospital. This time, I'm hoping to delay going to the hospital until active labor so work could be a good distraction from early labor.

    I'll probably stop going in to the office 2 weeks before my due date - or at least I won't go in very often. It's a 35 minute drive over a bridge and I would feel so weird having to ask a co-worker for a ride to the hospital.

         
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  • I work retail and it's starting to really take its toll on my body. I don't have any benefits so I can pretty much "say when" whenever I want. I will probably work until the beginning of September.

    With DD1 I was a daycare teacher, working 50hrs+ a week. I worked until the day I delivered her. I honestly don't know how I did it. I was very committed to my school, and especially my children (I had 13 6w-6mo old babies)  so I guess that's what kept me going. 



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  • I plan on working up until the day I go into labor, unless something comes up. I work in an office at a desk, so it's not physically taxing. I also don't want to use any spare days off I have on that.

    I did the same with my daughter. I actually decided to work from home that day because I wasn't feeling the baby move. Little did I know that three hours later I'd be admitted to the hospital for an induction.

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  • I'm hoping to be taken off work soon!! I'm so over coming in and being uncomfortable and bored. Our dress code is business casual, I wore yoga pants today because hardly anything fits anymore I am to the point where I just don't care!!
  • I'm a nail tech, I don't get paid leave or anything.  I am planning on backing down from 6 days a week in August to 4.  Then in late September or the 1st of October stopping all together.  Doing nails isn't hard, it is the pedicures that are getting impossible.  I don't really plan on coming back.  DH does not want this LO in daycare and we have no family so unless major changes happen I'll be a SAHM again. Yay!



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  • I just left my job on July 10th obviously most people work a lot longer. I was working retail on my feet and I just never could get used to it, because of that I left earlier.
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  • my edd is oct 8th so I'll probably stop going last week of september. not sure yet. I work part time with no benefits and don't plan on going back to that job after baby so it's basically whenever I feel like stopping.
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