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    Default Getting time off for doctor's appointments and scans when in first trimester...

    Just wondering how you keep this under wraps from your boss while you're getting tests/scans done a lot over a short period of time. What do you say? How do you ask for the time off for these regular tests?

    It's too early to tell people at work...

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    I told my boss at 4 weeks so it would make things easier.

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    Hey,

    i told my manager after the first couple of appointments because she started getting worried. i was saying i had doc appointments and blood tests ect. when i noticed she was getting a bit worried i told her and she helped me with excuses to tell everyone else so it didnt look so sus! she was great. I think it is a great idea to tell your manager or boss just so they understand that your okay and your not be a slacker. If you ask them to - they will keep it nice and quiet until your ready to tell people.

    Good Luck!

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    try to organize them on RDO's or on whatever you usually do. I finish work early on Tues and start late on thurs so all my appts are on those days.

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    I've just been saying I have a doctor's appointment. I have just moved to a new team recently so I'm still getting to know everyone so I don't get any questions yet, but if I do I will be saying it is follow up appointments from the surgery I had a few months ago. If I start to get morning sickness though then I will be telling my boss.

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    Must admit I told my boss early at 5 weeks for this reason, and also because I thought if I start getting MS I wanted them to know the reason why I had to get going fast!! But they were good at keeping it hush and no one else knew till after 12 weeks.

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    I worked for a doctor when I was pregnant with the first two so no time off needed. One of the perks of the job

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    I told my boss when I was 6 weeks ... I was having terrible MS and had a bit of time off ... I had only been working there for a few months ... He has been very supportive the whole way through .. I've recently had to drop a day because of back pain and he was fine with it ( I think it helps when they are older and have kids of their own lol)

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    I told my boss early, and she already suspected something was up with me anyway I have a pretty active job and she noticed that I had slowed down a bit.

    It was actually really good for her to know, she lightened up my work load and put me on the quieter shifts. I work the weekends so getting time off during the week for appointments was never an issue but I'm still glad I kept her in the loop

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    I made all my appointments as late in the day as possible and just did a 7-3 day etc. Work is really flexible like that which is lucky! Also my work is kind of crazy so used excess hours to finish early/take days off.

    Didn't have to fess up to my boss until 11 weeks - and that was only because he was going on leave for 2 weeks and we planned to tell people at 12 weeks so out of respect wanted him to know first rather than risk hearing it on the grapevine...


 

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