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Did you work full-time throughout your pregnancy?

  1. Portboston

    persimmon / 1279 posts

    Yep. I was planning on taking 2 weeks off before my EDD (use it or lose it with my company) and LO decided to come exactly two weeks early. Apparently he didn't want me to have any down time!

  2. mamabolt

    nectarine / 2797 posts

    I worked until I was 40w6d, then went into labor that night. I wanted to save all my time for after the baby was here since I had no maternity leave - only my paid vacation and sick time. I work a desk job and was able to be at home the last few weeks though.

    With this pregnancy I plan to do much the same, although I have a new job where I don't have to use my vacation time as part of my maternity leave, so I may take a day or two of vacation in the days leading up to LO's arrival depending on how I'm feeling. Somehow the idea of sitting and doing nothing is much more appealing now that I have a 3 year old at home...

  3. daniellemybelle

    cantaloupe / 6669 posts

    Yes, I worked sometimes 60+ hours per week until one week before my due date. It was a desk job and some women have it much, much worse but I am glad I will be a SAHM for my next pregnancy. It was hard! Though I hope and pray LO is still taking naps when I am pregnant again or else that is basically a full time job too

  4. alphagam84

    persimmon / 1087 posts

    Absolutely. I was scheduled for an induction on a Tuesday due to being overdue so I made my last day the Friday before to make it easier in case I went into labor over the weekend. I would have gone crazy at home waiting and I'd rather save my time off for when the baby is actually here!

  5. Legowife

    coffee bean / 32 posts

    I worked up until the week before, but of course LO came a week early. I'm hoping to conceive number 2 this year and would like 2 weeks off before my due date this time!

  6. catomd00

    grapefruit / 4418 posts

    Yes of course! I worked from home a bit more at the end but it was mAnageable. I went into labor 2 weeks early which helped!

  7. Kemma

    grapefruit / 4291 posts

    I had planned to work full time until starting my leave at 36 weeks but I reduced my hours during my last week at work due to complications with my pregnancy.

    @daniellemybelle: I took a nap with my toddler just about everyday during my second pregnancy, glorious!

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