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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    It's super hard. I'm a nanny, so around babies and pregnant people a lot, too. Every time someone announces a pregnancy I just cry. Even if I know they've been ttc for a long time, I cry. I guess it's not a case of being angry with them, but just desperately wishing it was me. I am not normally a jealous person but I am at the moment.

    I don't really know how to handle it- I just go home (or to the toilets) and cry .

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    100% yes is all I can say RR! Just feels better when u have a good cry I cannot imagine doing that type of work n TTC though. I read ur TTC diary n wanted to wish u the best of luck x

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    Thanks hun, you too. This ttc business isn't fun anymore

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    Thanks hun, you too. This ttc business isn't fun anymore
    So true-it's so not what I expected! Surely we'll be triumphant soon?

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    Yes! Hopefully we will both have babies by Christmas xx

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    Amongst other reasons I had to leave my job because of this. The disappointment and embarrassment around all the other pregnant ladies and new mums was too hard to take. I couldn't put up a front anymore. Hope knowing that you're not the only one gives you some support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Yes! Hopefully we will both have babies by Christmas xx
    Now there is a beautiful, exciting thought!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachael3 View Post
    Amongst other reasons I had to leave my job because of this. The disappointment and embarrassment around all the other pregnant or new mums was too hard to take. I couldn't put up a front anymore.
    Rachael, I'm so glad u wrote this! I've been looking for other jobs so I don't have to watch. For me, I feel it's worse here as these ladies covered for me while I MC. If I go somewhere new, I'd feel anonymous n not so awkward.
    I hate the feeling that as soon as I leave, I get a pity party thrown in my honor! I don't want that, I just wanna be normal! Whatever that is....
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    Chillies know what you mean. My advice is to not get too overwhelmed. Look around for another job so you don't feel trapped. Find another job before you leave. I left knowing that I wouldn't work until I have a baby. It's hard now after a year and a loss, and still no live baby. Everyone knows our story, want to be normal too. Hope all goes well with you xx
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    Default Re: How do you work alongside pregnant women while TTC?

    Massive hugs gorgeous xxx I went through 5 miscarriages while working as a swimming teacher - for babies and small children plus older. It felt like everyone was pregnant except for me, and everyone else under the sun could *remain* pregnant except for me. I felt awful, imcompetent, useless and as if there was something awful wrong with me such that this was happening. Everytime one of the baby mums told me I was really good with babies and asked why I didnt have any of my own and when was I going to have one I wanted to pull her hair out and scream and swear and as I was in the pool had no escape. I got to the point of wanting to quit amd not wanting to go in and every miscarriage made it worse. It's a rotten feeling, but after a while you get a bit numb, its not a lot better but it hurts less. I know thats not a massive comfort but I hoepe its a little. You're certainly not alone or different in feeling this way - its utterly normal and understandable. Unfortunately, unless you can get a job just with men there will always be a little of it, but some obviously have less than others xoxoxoxox

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    Default How do you work alongside pregnant women while TTC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachael3 View Post
    Chillies know what you mean. My advice is to not get too overwhelmed. Look around for another job so you don't feel trapped. Find another job before you leave. I left knowing that I wouldn't work until I have a baby. It's hard now after a year and a loss, and still no live baby. Everyone knows our story, want to be normal too. Hope all goes well with you xx
    Thanks so much Racheal, I def got more then I bargained for doing this thread. I find deep comfort in each post that shows-it can be done but urs simply saying I couldn't do it speaks to me in so many ways.
    I would never leave here without somewhere to go. I'm thinking about talking to my manager to see if I can knock back some days so I can do more things-be happy, do a course, whatever-just not be 'that girl'.


 
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