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    Default Nurses , when did you give up work?

    I've asked this a while ago but I'd thought I would ask again

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    34 weeks. I was working full time on a busy surgical ward. I counted down my last 10 shifts. A friend finished at 32, others worked til 36.

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    I finished at 33 weeks, the last two weeks of 12 hour shifts on my feet nearly killed me!!

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    34 + 6! I was told if I wanted to work past 34 weeks I would need a dr to clear me each shift there after

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    This time I'm finishing at 28 weeks but my ds was a prem. First time I was going to finish at 32weeks but went into early labour at 29 weeks a combo of 12 hr shifts with nights was too much. Most of my friends worked til 32 to 34 weeks

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    I finished full time work at 28 weeks moved interstate and then worked part time until 37 weeks.

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    Thanks for all your replies

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    I guess it depends on how heavy your ward is. I finished at 33+3 and I'm so glad I did! I would get home from work and be an absolute wreck! Plus, it was pretty hard to do anything when my tummy was constantly getting in the way.....haha

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    Supposed to at 39 weeks but finished at 38.5 weeks. I was lucky though as I was able to get lighter patient loads that didn't keep me on my feet all day and had an easy pregnancy. Most people finish up around 34 weeks

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    30 weeks for me, 60 bed aged care facility and ten hour shifts got too much, i had planned on going to 36 but back pain and palpitations squashed my plans!!!


 

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