When was/would have been your "end-date" at work?

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  1. Phantom710

    Phantom710 Momx1, Surrogate #2

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    So, As the title says--- I'm in need of an "end-date" my work has asked me to give them an exact date of when I'll be leaving.

    Typically, I would just put in for maternity leave, but as DH and I are moving after I'm recovered from the birth, I can't go on Maternity leave and come back for a week before quitting.... well... I could... but that would be rude. :haha:

    My doctor told me basically "barring complications, you can work until you feel like you can't anymore..."

    I understand that.

    The trouble is: WHEN will I feel like I can't anymore?

    So, tell me, when was the last day of work for you? And if you didn't work... was there a point where you noticed simple tasks got drastically harder?

    Go ahead and tell me if it was medical as well.....

    I was told TODAY I'm supposed to name my day on Thursday... (They have to go through the application/hiring process and still have time for me to train them...)
     
  2. Meezerowner

    Meezerowner Mum of twin girls

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    I booked my maternity for 35+5 but I took 4 weeks annual leave first so I effectively went at 31+ weeks. I was really done-in by 31 weeks - but I did have loads of complications.

    I wouldnt have said I ever got very big but I was very tired and had a lot of back pain and sciatica. I also didnt much care for the train/bus commute by that stage and being jostled about etc.
    Depends on what work you do too... mine is a lot of standing/walking etc.

    I was very glad to have some time to rest up. But I think everyone is different ....some are fine up till the due date and some are in bed from 2nd tri onwards.
     
  3. san fran shan

    san fran shan Twin Mom

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    I worked some magic at my job (balled my eyes out in human resources), and was able to work from home 100% at 24 weeks. I probably could have gone to the office a little longer but was so scared of pre term labor and knew that working from home was an option for the right situation (temporary disability). Since I was home 100%, I worked at my desk/computer right up until I gave birth at 36 weeks. At 24 weeks it was just starting to get hard to sit in the car for a long time and getting hard to walk up the small hill from the parking lot to my office.

    If you can swing it financially, I say the sooner the better!! :)
     
  4. sweetieinva

    sweetieinva Well-Known Member

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    My husband and I decided I was going to stop working at 26 weeks, but the babies had other plans (threats of pre-term labor) and I stopped working at 23 weeks. I am 30 tomorrow and truly believe being fortunate enough to be at home and rest a lot has gotten me this far!
     
  5. Michelle78

    Michelle78 Mom of Twin Girls

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    I was put out of work at 32 weeks because my BP was starting to rise and I was starting to have traces of protein in my urine. I had the girls at 36 weeks, and I truly believe that I made it that long because my doctors put me out of work once it appeared the strain of the pregnancy was starting to impact my health.
     
  6. jackie2012

    jackie2012 mother of 4 boy one girl

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    i made it to 35+2 i actually had 2 days left of work before i was due off but the twins decided to come early.lol
    I say if you can afford to the earlier the better.
    I know for me after 30 weeks was a struggle just getting dressed in the morning was a chore and forget getting into my shoes lol i wore my slippers into work the last 2 weeks. once i got there it wasn't to bad i got more rest there than at home lol but the commute is what killed me.
    now that i think back i don't now why i was being so stubborn and determined to make it to my end date. i am glad i did make it that far though it meant i got more time off after they came. my doctor never gave a date either. Health wise i had no complications just was very uncomfortable swollen tired cranky and in pain and just wanted to feel normal again.
     
  7. Mattysmommy

    Mattysmommy Well-Known Member

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    I left at 30 weeks as I was in so much pain with rib flare and hip and groin pain but in hindsight think I could have gone a little longer but I had to give them a date at 25 weeks that I was leaving xx
     
  8. HSlady4

    HSlady4 Well-Known Member

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    I am 32 weeks and still working. I do work a desk job w/in the healthfield, so I sit a lot and can get up and move about whenever needed, but I am still working. My last day of work is the end of June, which will make me 35w3d. It would be nice to be at home relaxing, but I know that if I was at home, I would be cleaning and running around getting ready for the babies arrival, so better I be at work making money :). My OB said work until "you no longer think you can do it." I think I can handle 3.5 more weeks before throwing in the towel. There are days where my back aches and my bump hurts, but nothing I can't make it through for a little while longer.
     
  9. katrus78

    katrus78 Mommy of 3

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    I worked til exactly 35 weeks, gave birth at 36+2. If I could, I'd go earlier but I really pushed myself cause I needed to save up on my vacation days.
     

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