I wanted to hear from those of you that are or have worked as a nurse while pregnant. I am considering excepting a position as a Clinical Technician at an area hospital. At first I was all set and ready to take on my new task at the hospital and then I discovered that I was 2 months pregnant. I am now a little apprehensive about the position because I don't know what to expect being pregnant and handling all the demands of nursing not to mention already being a mom and wife. I currently have an administrative position that I truly despise, I sit at a front desk all day long and suffer from terrible edema in my ankles for the immobility. When I'm off work i have absolutely zero swelling. This is not my first baby it's actually number five
. My oldest is fifteen and the youngest just turned four. I was actually getting ready to schedule a tubal next month after the holidays because I really didn't want anymore children. Guess a little to late
Anyway I would appreciate your suggestions on how you handled shift rotations and all. I will be working 7am-7pn shifts and sometimes vice versa. Also I noticed the hospital offers short term disability could that be used during my maternity leave? Thanks for your help and sorry it's so long.