I just wanted to ask how is everyone coping with work? I am 20 weeks and totaly exhausted, my legs are swallen up to my thighs. I work as a nurse and travel every day to work via train 2 hours. I am not sure how long I can take this on. My back also is killing me just for walking or standing for more than 10 min. Sorry about the moan but has enyone got any idea how to help myself?
Just lots of relaxing baths, hot water bottles and massages from your partner when you get home. Try and make sure you are not rushing around at home too and ask your partner to do as much as possible. It will just get harder as you get bigger. I only have a small bump and as you can see not that far along but I am already in agony with my back. Dreading when I'm in third tri lol I don't know how I'll cope. I will have a new house to decorate and a 4 year old running around as well...dear god what have I let myself in for lol
I am a nurse too and ive really struggled. I'm 20 weeks now also and still exhausted. Finding all the bending and stretching and running around knackering. The commute in is hard too coz people cant quite tell im pregnant yet so dont get a seat and have to stand. Are your work being supportive to you?
I woould say lots of relaxation at home, making sure you have a drink with you at all times i.e. bottle of water. When your writing in care plans etc just take that time to sit down and rest your legs. Also try and have a tiny sleep on the train. Hope you feel better soon hunni x
No advice really im 26 weeks tomorrow and im currently doing a 50/55 hour week im in agony but im trying to last as long as possible as to have maximum time with lo.
I'm finding having the heated seat on in my car helps ease back pain and have a heat pad for when im at my desk- and a foot stool so i can get my feet up. I always have a relaxing bath when i get home and hubby massages my legs and feet.
Yes i went sick regularly which is unlike me as i have a good sick record usually. They werent supportive at first when i asked to change my hours they said no. So i went to the GP and got a note which said i must change my hours so they had to let me finish at 5pm instead of 8.30pm as the long days were killing me. As it happened i went off sick with a flare up of an old back injury so was off for a couple of weeks with that.
So you should ask your GP to recommend a change in hours as long days are too much as the days are very intense and exhausting in every way, physically, mentally and emotionally as you know.
I have a desk job so im ok however walking around town, taking dog out, shopping etc and daily tasks are becoming a nightmare! Im so used to rushing around everywhere and I feel like a snail at the minute!
I would say do what your body is asking and have a break. Sometimes you get to burn out point and need a rest. If you're being sick so much you should see your GP and either get signed off for a bit or get some treatment. You could ask if they have an acupuncturist on the NHS as my GP referred me to one which i think helped for MS.
Also those seabands really help. I lived in them for weeks and when a strong wave of nausea came i would press down on the button and it would relieve it. They are cheap and from the chemist so cant hurt to try them.
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