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Old Jan 8th, 2017, 11:42 AM   21
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I worked a physically demanding job when I was pregnant with my first-born. I decided I'd work until I had my baby, and I did. Went into labor when I finally got into bed after a loooooooong day of work, 10 days early. I stopped working when my first was a baby, and I could have easily worked up until I had my second-born, even my third-born. My fourth pregnancy was so rough at the end (I get bad SPD and can barely walk once baby drops, baby ended up being over 9 lbs and was in my already hurt pelvis). I would have stopped working a full month before he was due. I was DONE. So, it really depends on how you're feeling and how your body is handling the pregnancy and definitely the size and position of baby!

Edit: I'm glad you've already made your decision. It sounds like a very good one to me! Those last few weeks are so boring, so make sure you have plenty to do. Since it's your first, I spent that time binge watching TV shows while sitting/rocking/bouncing on my birthing ball during that time. It was GREAT!!!!!! I haven't had that much peace since my first baby was born. Haha. I'd love to have that chance again.



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2017, 03:34 AM   22
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I worked a physically demanding job when I was pregnant with my first-born. I decided I'd work until I had my baby, and I did. Went into labor when I finally got into bed after a loooooooong day of work, 10 days early. I stopped working when my first was a baby, and I could have easily worked up until I had my second-born, even my third-born. My fourth pregnancy was so rough at the end (I get bad SPD and can barely walk once baby drops, baby ended up being over 9 lbs and was in my already hurt pelvis). I would have stopped working a full month before he was due. I was DONE. So, it really depends on how you're feeling and how your body is handling the pregnancy and definitely the size and position of baby!

Edit: I'm glad you've already made your decision. It sounds like a very good one to me! Those last few weeks are so boring, so make sure you have plenty to do. Since it's your first, I spent that time binge watching TV shows while sitting/rocking/bouncing on my birthing ball during that time. It was GREAT!!!!!! I haven't had that much peace since my first baby was born. Haha. I'd love to have that chance again.
Thanks for your help and sharing your experiences
That's the thing for me, I know I've no idea how I'll feel until the time comes, so it all feels like a guess game lol.
Hopefully I won't have started it too early.

Definitely make the most of being able to watch dvds and put my feet up on those days off before baby arrives



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Old Jan 22nd, 2017, 19:57 PM   23
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I'm in the US, and 6 months sounds like such a dream!!! I have worked up until the day i give birth with all 3 of my babies, and then we are only given 6 weeks off. I would say work up until you have the baby, but ultimately you have to listen to your body. Those last few weeks you'll be really tired and have no energy to do anything at work, but I think its worth it to trudge through and have more time after the baby is born.



 
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Old Jan 23rd, 2017, 14:42 PM   24
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Working up to the day I have the baby. We only have 12 weeks of leave here, 8 weeks paid and the rest you have to use your vacation time. USA is really so behind on child friendly policies, it's sick...



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2017, 16:53 PM   25
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I unfortunately work at a very small business and have no sick days or PTO (and as far as I know, no maternity leave), so I'll be working until I pop, and then taking as little time off as possible before returning to work.

Theoretically I'll be returning to the same job, but we'll see when the time comes, I may need to find something with actual paid leave. :\



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2017, 14:48 PM   26
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I worked until the Friday before my due date. DS was born the next afternoon, LOL!



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