I am a kindergarten teacher and pregnant with my first child and due on Sept 23 which is 5 weeks
after school starts. My plan was not to go back to school until after my
maternity leave but because I do not have any issues with this
pregnancy my HR dept says that I am required to return to work on Aug
20, when I will be 36 weeks I am a little concerned about what
things I will and will not be able to do when I am that far along in my
pregnancy.Also, knowing how needy and stressful the beginning of K can be I don't know if its in the best interest for my students for me to be there.
I have expressed these concerns with my HR dept. but they say I still
have to report to work and work normally (as if not preg) since I do not have a note from
the Dr listing any limitations.
So today I want to call my dr. office and see if I can get a written
note saying that I am under their prenatal care and I will have
limitations in the classroom.
What kinds of things should I inform the dr of that I would have problems doing at the beginning of the year in K?
The things I have thought of are: standing for long periods of time,
taking the students outside would be an issue in the incredibly hot
temperatures we have been experiencing, sitting in the floor, having to
go to the bathroom regularly (this is a problem b/c I will not have a
full time assistant), chasing kids, and lifting heavy objects.