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Should I be working while I'm pregnant? I'm the only one with a job but I don't want to hurt my first child. What should I do?

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It depends on the job.

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It depends on job

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I think your doctor would be the best qualified to answer this question. Unless you have something physically wrong with you, or are required to lift heavy objects, you should not have a problem working throughout your pregnancy. Also, since you are the only breadwinner in the family, I don't see you having much of a choice.

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Unless you have a job that places you or the baby at risk then no, I would keep working. Your doctor or nurse midwife will certainly want to know about your job and how physically demanding it is or if for some reason as your pregnancy progresses you need to limit some aspect of your work like lifting or travel etc but often women are as healthy as ever during pregnancy. I worked throughout both of my pregnancies, felt fine and had healthy babies! Good luck! A ton of fun awaits you!!

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With most jobs its fine to work all the way through the pregnancy. I'm a hair stylist, on my feet all day and my Dr. said it was fine, I worked up until 2 days before I had her. It did get hard because my feet were so swollen but I just put them up whenever I could. It was also hard to shampoo people because my huge belly would sit on the clients head. Lol. Other people I worked with did my shampoos. I'm sure your Dr. will let you know if it's safe to keep working. What do you do for your job?

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You should quit for I while. The stress you take in, goes on to your baby.

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Because being broke is stress free?
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Most women can work up to the last trimester of their pregnancy. You can work as long as you avoid too much stress and straining positions. Seek advice from your doctor, he/she will be able to advise you putting into consideration your nature of work and pregnancy development.

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Yes

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No because being pregnant is serious the stress of work can affect the baby or what if the baby comes and your at work so you go on leave while you have the baby you still get pay though

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