I worked when I was pregnant with my second child and I worked up until 2 weeks before my due date...he was born on his due date :)
Yes, I was 35 weeks pregnant when I was put on bedrest with my first but I still worked from home until I was 37 weeks and was induced. With my 2nd I quit the job when I was 8 months pregnant to become a SAHM.
With my first I did because I HAD to, I was going to work until I went into labor but about 2 months before I was due I just couldn't anymore. I was working retail and could only work a 4 hour shift with a 30 minute break and I would end up cramping and leaving work crying because I was so miserable. After my son was born my husband left for basic training and when we got pregnant with our second child I was lucky enough to stay at home and just take care of my oldest kid.....which oddly enough felt harder than working retail while I was pregnant. haha
I worked for the first few months of my 1st pregnancy and then we moved across the country and I didn't see a point in getting a job that I would just be quitting soon. With my 2nd, until 38 weeks. I was teaching then and the semester ended so school was on break. With my 3rd, I technically worked until 4 days before but it was a long holiday weekend.
Worked for both of mine -- with my DD, I was still teaching school, and worked until the middle of November when I was put on bed-rest for high blood pressure; and she was born Nov 29.
With my DS, I was running an at-home child care, had kiddos here all day Thursday, May 12 - went into the hospital that evening at 7:00 because I was experiencing "cramping", they told me that cramping was actually contractions, I was in labor and wasn't going anywhere - he arrived about 5 hours later at 12:10 am Friday. I was calling parents in between contractions to tell them I was going to be closed the next day and the following week since I was having a baby that night.
I worked up unti a week before my due date with my first child and that was because it was retail and I was on my feet all day. I work up until a few days before my due date with my younger two. I gave my notice and ended up going into labor over the weekend with both of them, so it was like 1-2 days after my last days of work, lol.
Yep. With my first I worked until about 5 days before he was born. With my second, I worked while in labor, sooo... LOL This baby will be a scheduled c-section, so I will know exact time-frames and will probably work until the day before.
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