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    I worked up to 37.5 weeks, but I dropped to 4 days a week for the last month. I was so ready to leave by the time it got to that stage, but in hindsight I'm glad I worked that long. I went three days overdue and it meant that I could afford more time at home with bub afterwards.
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    Default First time mums - When did you stop full time work/cut back hours?

    I stopped completely at 33 weeks. From weeks 28-33 though there were a couple of 2 days a week. (Nurse)
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    I stopped full time work with my first at 4 weeks as i was using substances that could be harmful to developing fetuses, i moved to a different position as full time casual with my original place held indefinitely if i chose to return after having my baby. I worked full time hours until 30 weeks then decreased hours until 35 weeks. Then went back nights when my eldest was 3 months old. No maternity leave back then.

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    I worked full time up until I was 32 weeks then she was 2 weeks late so had 10 weeks to myself before she came so less time off on maternity leave. When I had DD2 I worked up to 36weeks then had a c/s at 38weeks. I found having only the 2 weeks was a lot better.

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    I stopped at 36 weeks. Just waiting now for baby to arrive while I get all the stuff done that is hard to do when working full time and I know will be harder with a newborn... (E.g., tax returns!)

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    With my first I stopped working fulltime at 37 weeks.

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    I worked full time

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    I worked to 38 weeks and had DS the night I started maternity leave. My work is mostly sitting down though.

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    I worked FT until 39 weeks, I was absolutely exhausted though, in hind sight for me ideally would have been around 36 weeks.

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    I was supposed to work until I was 38 weeks. I was feeling really tired and over it from 34 weeks and in hindsight I really should have stopped by 35 weeks. DS came at 37+2 - the night I was trying really hard to get lots of stuff done and my waters broke. If you are feeling over it sooner take the time off. I really wish I had taken from 35 weeks so I had time to myself to rest before he came.

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