I am 34 weeks pregnant and work in a fast paced, highly physical job. I have been approved for short term disability and have been on light duty since February. My job is very unpredictable and I am afraid something could fall and hit me in the stomach, plus I am going up and down ladders all day.
I spoke with my disability caseworker and asked her what I would need to be removed from work, she told me all I need is a note from my doctor stating that I am no longer at work.
I called my midwife and spoke to a nurse who told me they couldn't sign me out because I have no complications, even though my midwife told me to simply call and tell them what I needed to no longer be at work. Any advice or anyone else have problems getting a doctor to sign them off?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Pregnancy
Answer by BabyBugsmama at 5:12 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 5:12 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by shay1130 at 5:13 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 5:14 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Talk to your Dr directly the nurse may not realize all the hazards of your particular job, to me none of it sound like someone in your condition should be doing at this time. At that stage in my pregnancy I could barely walk to the post office without tripping over my own feet. Good luck
Answer by Graciesmom528 at 5:14 PM on Apr. 25, 2011