Pregnant and working at night

Cynthia - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Pregnant and working at night

I was wondering if working at night will mean the baby will be awake during the day? Has anyone else worked at night. I work from 10pm, to 6am. I feel the baby kicking me while I'm sleeping. My husband would be so thrilled if he could sleep though the night. I'm going to be returning to work after my son is born. My husband will be home alone. :(

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Klarina - posted on 11/15/2009

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Hi, it will definitely not affect your baby, but it will affect your heath, you will experience dizziness or fainting because of the low blood pressure but dont worry its not a serious one i experienced it already and my OB-Gyne advice me to take some vitamins and by drinking more water your baby sleeping pattern will adjust soon =)

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Ingrid - posted on 11/14/2009

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The baby's sleep pattern will depend on how you and your husband schedule his sleep time. I worked nights with both my pregnancies 7pm to 7am and my babies slept through the night just fine. Don't worry, your baby will adjust.

Michele - posted on 11/14/2009

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I worked the night shift while pregnant with my last child. Didn't notice a difference with her sleep pattern. She was a typical newborn. I did notice however, that when she woke up during the night it was pretty close to when she was active while I was pregnant.

Cynthia - posted on 11/13/2009

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Yes, I'm going back 6 weeks after the baby is born. Maybe longer if needed. Thanks!

Connie - posted on 11/09/2009

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Working at night is not going to effect your babies sleeping patterns because the baby is not exposed to natural light yet, the natural sleep-pattern setter (when it gets darker, your body produces more of a hormone called melatonin - which makes you sleepy).



I do have some news for your husband, however. Neo's (0 to 1month olds) will not be sleeping through the night - on average, they wake every two hours for feeding - I'm hoping that you will be returning back to work after six-weeks, correct? Your body needs time to heal, and that is the most important time to bond with your child.

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