Due April 2010...Anyone else??

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My name is jessica and im due April 7th 2010 I just wanted to get some feed back of what other first time moms are dealing with. For me I work full time and can't stand it (I am a waitress) when are some other working moms calling it quits?

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Maureen - posted on 01/31/2010

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i am a us marine. i cant take a day off from work. i wish that i could. lol. i am due on april 14 we are having a girl we named her tracy jade riddle. i am very lucky because both me and my husband are both active duty military and thank god we are not deploying anytime soon. my unit is very understanding of the pregnancy. i work on a helicopter. but right now i work on the supply side of the unit so all i do is drive or walk to supply and pick up parts. thank god that it is not that bad. its good for my legs and it would help me loose the weight after i have the baby. unfortunitly i am not allowed to get any days off till the day i pop. i get only 6w with the baby then i have to go back to work. god i hate it so much!!

i am really worried about the child care but i am in a military town and i can tell that its going to be ok because there are a few females in my unit that have their child in child care.

Amy - posted on 01/25/2010

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Im due with our first on April 14th! I am a teacher so it works out great for me, I will go on maternity leave for the remainder of the school year and return in September. That will give me plenty of time home with my little boy, and he will be about 5 months when I go back to work :)

Jamie - posted on 01/15/2010

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I am due April 30th!!!! Super excited and the one thing i cant do now is see my hoo-haa! LOL i tried to shave last night and I couldnt do it lol. Forget about tying me shoes!!! I have been wearing crocs and other slip on shoes! Didnt think it would be this bad when im only 25wks. Though the doc did say hes a big boy.

Jessica - posted on 01/15/2010

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Hey. I'm yet another Jessica and am due with my first on April 3. We are having a little girl...the first one on my side of the family! I stopped working at the end of October because I moved. Good luck to all you fellow April ladies!

Jeannie - posted on 01/15/2010

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Hi. I am expecting my little surprise on April 25th. I have a son who is 8 months now. When I got pregnant with my son my husband would not let me work at all. i want to get a job but he refuses to let me apply anywhere. We'd reather have our kids at home with us than at a day care or with a babysitter.

Stefanie - posted on 01/15/2010

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I'm due April 15th with a baby girl. Quit my job early on in pregnancy. I had planned to find a part time job closer to home but no luck. Cant say I havent enjoyed the time off but I plan to go back to work when the baby is 3 months

Charli - posted on 01/14/2010

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I'm due April 11 with my first child, a boy! :) I am a school teacher (8th grade math) and a group exercise instructor (BodyPump, BodyCombat, and BodyStep.) I have already had to give up BodyStep, as my heart rate was getting way too high. I am still teaching the other two exercise classes with modified movements to keep me (and him) safe and keeping my exercise regimen somewhat normal has helped me cope with the fatigue and sore back. I get really tired at school, and it's hard to keep my calm/patient nature I need to keep class running smoothly. It's a true challenge sometimes! But every chance I do get, I sit down and prop up my feet and take deep breaths. I get leg cramps in the middle of the night, but drinking more water by day has helped relieve a little bit of that. Take good care of yourself and try to get a good 8 hours of sleep (although that 8 hrs is often interrupted by potty trips in the night). I won't quit working until I'm too uncomfortable to be at school, as I'm trying to stretch my maternity leave right through the end of the school year if possible. Don't want to have to find a sitter for a 6-week old for only one week when hopefully I can stay home with him from birth to next fall when I go back to teaching school.

Chantelle - posted on 01/13/2010

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Hi Jessica, I'm due April 7th also. Are you able to cut your hours back and go part time instead in the last trimester? I did that with my second child and felt a lot better about work, I had a lot more energy as well. That way I worked up to when baby was born. Just don't push yourself too hard because before you know it your absolutely buggered. Good luck with everything.

Stephanie - posted on 01/13/2010

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I'm due April 24th, and April 7th is my birthday, congrats! I'm a CNA and constantly on my feet as you are. I'm on my last limb working! I want to call it quits everyday and put in my two weeks. I'm not exactly sure when im going to stop working. I've still got about 3 months to go, but I'm not sure when exactly I'll get fed up enough to stop.

La'Tee's - posted on 01/11/2010

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April 2, 2010, is my due date, Second time around for me, a little boy this time, and my daughter is only 14.5months old, haha, they were back to back, but sooo worth it. I QUIT my job this time, worked entirely through the first one. If u can, try and bare it until 37 weeks, then u can take maternity leave, and depending on what state u live in, u can have ur dr give u a longer Mat.Leave time, I live n California, and i had a C-sect the first time, and took almost 16 weeks off. haha

Kayla - posted on 01/11/2010

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Im due April 20th, i don't have a job because i had to move states and am now looking for a job but i think that it will be hard just because i am pregnant...

Lisa - posted on 01/10/2010

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I'm due April 29th with my second boy. Not working now but did factory work with my first son. It was hard work, but it was probably better I did cause I got a lot of exercise then, whereas now I'm not and I wound up having gestational diabetes this time around.

Pam - posted on 01/10/2010

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Hi. I'm expecting a little boy April 30. this is my second pregnancy. For my first pregnancy I had to go on sick leave at the end of October and delivered in December 9 due to having ongoing morning sickness that made working in a hardwarestore near impossible. For this second pregnancy I choose a call center job so that it might be a little easier. So I know what you mean about trying to figure out when to go on leave. If you are in Canada and you are having trouble with working you may be able to go on sick leave with a doctors note so that you don't have to use up precious maternity leave time. most doctors want you to be well rested for delivery and waitressing does not help with that. I'm hoping to go on leave 2 weeks before my duedate.

Elisha - posted on 01/10/2010

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I am 27 weeks, due April 11th and I am not working right this moment. But will start working a desk job this week... I plan on workin until March.

Marie - posted on 01/10/2010

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hi there my name is marie im not a first time mom im a mom of almost 6 kids and i would not be working know im due the 8th april 2010 i do not know how you are still working know some times throw the day all i wont to do is sit down and rest do u know wot you are having

Breann - posted on 01/10/2010

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I am due April 29th. I am having a boy that my husband and I will be naming Carson! My husband is currently in Iraq so I'm hoping to hold off until May 1st to make sure my husband will be here to see the birth!!

Brittony - posted on 01/10/2010

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I am due April 21st. This will be our first. I also work full time as a RN. At the begining I had planned on working till I go into Labor. But now the my feet are frequently swelling and my back hurts constantly when I work my 12 hour shifts, I am thinking maybe take off a week or two before she is due. Not for sure yet though.

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im a waitress as well! im starting to feel more in the way then actually helping out in the kitchen any more so ive switched to hostessing..i dont want to quite work all together up until the doctor says something becuase i feel like i get excersise from walking around the resturaunt. i dont know how im going to feel in a few months tho becuase this is my first baby too

Heather - posted on 01/08/2010

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I'm due April 10th and I plan on working as far as I can into march because I only get 4 weeks of maternity leave and i'd like to spend as much time as I can with my new boy before I go back full time. =)

Miriam - posted on 01/08/2010

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Hey Jessica! Im Mira and this is also my first child..im due april 30th and im having a baby girl. I am also have a full time job as a video editor for a local news station which can be veeery stressful. but i try not to over exceed myself because since i got pregnant my baby's health is more importnatn then anything. but i do plan on working up until the day i give birth...thats what i would like to do but i cant speak for my baby. :)

Melissa - posted on 01/08/2010

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I am due April 14th. I plan to work up until about a week before, but I have a desk job so it's not that difficult.

Samantha - posted on 01/07/2010

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April 24th, a beautiful baby girl!! 20 days after her daddy's birthday- what a wonderful gift! :]

Jessica - posted on 01/07/2010

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My name is Jessica and I am due April 19, 2010 with my second...I dont work anymore since my husband joined the navy while i was pregnant with my first but with my first i worked up till i was about 7 months and decided to leave to get things ready for our new baby.

Amanda - posted on 01/06/2010

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I am Due April 7th. I am working full time as an EMS Supervisor but now more as an office admin person.

Andrea - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hi, I am expecting April 15th this is my second child, expecting another girl!

Christina - posted on 01/05/2010

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I'm due April 10th with my first (a boy) although highly doubting that I'll make it that long (if even into April). I haven't worked in two months since I started bleeding one day and since we don't *need* my salary, my OB told me I should take it easy, etc.

Farrah - posted on 01/05/2010

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hi im expectin a little girl on 18th april!!!!!!!! im workin full time in retail im gun try stay until end of march cuz that way will have longer off with baby and as mat money starts straight away im gun struggle tho cuz have very big bump and get so tired!!!!!! just gota try hang in there i guess!! good luck sweetie all the best xxxxxxxx

Nicole - posted on 01/04/2010

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hi im due 30th of April with my second, a wee boy, so now ill have 1 of each, not workin 2 mo but when i was preggies with my 1st i worked up unitl a month b4 due date but she came a week early and no dout this 1 will to.

Kimberly - posted on 12/31/2009

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Hi Jessica!! I am due April 13th(1st child) and like you I also work a lot but I am in the military so I won't stop working until either the doc says bed rest or I give birth. Idk I guess it is ok but that is onlly because rightnow I sit at a desk and do paper work(soooo boring). Anyway good luck with your pregnancy.

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Hi! I'm due April 9 with my first, a boy.



About the working thing, I think you should work up until you're comfortable. Some people work all the way up until they go into labor with no problem. Some have to quit early on. Listen to your body. Only you know what you're limit is. I'm 26 weeks and I'm still working. In my job I stand on my feet most of the day. Unlike most though, I am fortunate to work with family who is also expecting. So they are a little more understanding than most bosses. If I get too tired or need to sit for a minute, they are pretty cool about it. With you being a waitress that's not really possible. Like I said, listen to your body and know your limits. If you work past your limit you are putting stress on yourself and your baby. Best of luck!

Amanda - posted on 12/29/2009

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My name is Amanda, and I'm due April the 8th 2010. With a 16 month old at home, and all the stress of waitressing I haven't worked at all this pregnancy... But that's my personal preference. I've been looking for jobs, but with the complications, it's just not worth the stress for me to try and work right now.

Brittney - posted on 12/29/2009

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we're both due the same day!!! i actually lost my job early on in my pregnancy, so i haven't had to deal too much with working, which is good because i have since gotten sciatica and a lot of swelling. good luck!

Misty - posted on 12/29/2009

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I am expecting April 2, 2010. I have a 10 year old girl, a 5 year old boy, a 4 year old girl and a 17 month old boy. This next one is going to be a boy. I will not stop working until the end of March, early April. I am going to work as long as I can. I will not have an Income for the months I will be off so I need all the money I can get. Especially with all my children. (Not the soap opera, even though it feels that way sometimes.)

Amanda - posted on 12/22/2009

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Hello all...I am expecting around the 29th of April...I can't prove it but when my job found out i was pregnant, two days later I no longer had a job. We aren't finding out the sex of the baby but I have still been doing what I can around the house and in the gym to get exercise from not being able to work...Take care all

Sheryl-ann - posted on 12/21/2009

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i am due april 3rd with my second child, a boy. hopefully i'll go full term this time we'll see. just turned 6 mnths sat finally in my 3rd trimester and feeling it esp. in my hips and lower back when i wake up in the morning i'm so stiff i can barley get out of bed.

i called it quits around 6 months as a cna. now i am a stay at home mom with this one and i think working as long as u can is best i felt the pregnancy less when i worked with my first

Heaven - posted on 12/21/2009

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my name is heaven. i am due april 1st. when i first fount out that i was pregnant i was working at sonic drive-in. after i was 3 months i moved back to my home town to be with my friends and family. i called it quits after 3 months because thats all i was doing was getting up early and leaning over the trash can at work. i was barely working while i was there.. but hopefully after my baby is born i will get back to working but not in a fast food restaurant. i think you can handle it.

Kelly - posted on 12/21/2009

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I'm due April 6th, I gave up full time work after our wedding in Feb becasue we were commencing IVF trearment. Turned out to be a good thing though as I got really sick and ended up on forced bed rest from all the meds. That being said though, I work for a local gym where I do casual shifts on the counter or in the creche, nothing really strenuous. I also do a bit of freelance work where I call the shots and only accept the jobs I really want to do. If you really need to work full time for financial reasons that's one thing, but if you can cut back I would highly recommend it!

Alexandria - posted on 12/21/2009

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My name is Alexandria and i am due April 28th and i have an almost 4 year old and i work full time. Right now it is killing me and it has for the last while, as i am so exhausted all the time. But i can not stop working until as close to i have the baby as i can otherwise it will mess with the mat leave that i get. So i am going to toughen it out for a while yet. I spoke to my doctor about it and she said that most women work up until 36 weeks for sure and then just take it from there, depending on health conditions and stuff. I know some women have worked up until the day they go into labour but i dont think that will be me. I am aiming for the end of March and then will go from there. Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 12/20/2009

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My name is Jessica and I'm due April 8th, 2010. I called it quits in the beginning because I am high risk. We are finding money more tight now, with only my spouse working but our baby girl will be worth it in the end. I wish you a healthy happy baby. And congrats!!!

Kristol - posted on 12/20/2009

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I'm due April 12, 2010 and expecting a girl. I'm not a first time mom (this is my 2nd girl). I'm gonna keep working until I go into labor or my OB tells me I can't. I have to work to support my daughter and myself. I'm already very exhausted though but don't have a choice. But I wouldn't work if my body couldn't handle it.

Christina - posted on 12/20/2009

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I'm due the 20th of April with my 3rd and it's a lil boy :) I already have an 8 yr old daughter and a 3 yr old daughter so the change will be nice. I currently don't work either because I've been on best rest pretty much the whole pregnancy.

Angel - posted on 12/20/2009

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hey Im Angel Im due with my first baby April 30th, with a lil girl.. :) I am a house wife so idk about the working thing but my dr. said if I wanted to work it would be fine just not to push yourself.. so I would ask your dr. about it.. hope it helped.

Teria - posted on 12/19/2009

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im due a few weeks after you...im due april 29th but im not working....i do babysit 5 days a week but i will do that up until i go into labor lol

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