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    Quote Originally Posted by gumnut babies View Post
    Such a variety of answers! I'm leaning towards earlier than 34 weeks myself. Which is easier when heavily pregnant - work or caring for a toddler?
    My brain does not function well when pregnant so I found work hard. At least toddlers have naps in the afternoon

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    Quote Originally Posted by akakura View Post
    My brain does not function well when pregnant so I found work hard. At least toddlers have naps in the afternoon
    Lol - if only work allowed afternoon naps!

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    I finished work at 30 weeks with number 1.
    It was amazing, I had time to myself but I wasn't so far along that it was uncomfortable and I couldn't do anything..
    I'm not working now, I haven't been back and DD is 13 months but I'm pregnant with number 2.
    No maternity leave from mummy duties haha

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    Finishing work at 30 weeks sounds amazing monkey mumma! I think it's that time to myself I'm looking forward to before the next babe.

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    It was definitely a good move on my behalf! I don't regret having all that time off. In fact it was great!

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    With DS I was on a teaching contract and the term finished when I was 32 weeks. DS was nearly 2 weeks late so it was nearly a 10 week wait. I am not a patient person! For me that was way too long. I did have an easy pregnancy though, and my job was not physical.

    This time I'm looking at around 36 weeks. I don't expect this one will be early given the last one was so late but could surprise me. It's about balancing time with income and my level of patience.

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    The biggest consideration for me in starting maternity leave is that I worry I won't have enough after bub is here. That's why I take the bare minimum before bub is here.

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    39 weeks for my first baby and 34 weeks on my second.

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    I worked till 38 weeks with both girls and had planned CS at 39. So a week of rest before baby came. I was doing 12hour nightshifts on my feet right up until the end because it was easier than staying home with a toddler.

    Plus I wanted the time with the baby. Everyone is nice to the heavily pregnant woman at work. No one has any sympathy for the mum whose been up all night with a baby.

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    37 weeks would have been ideal. I worked right up until I delivered which was hard going.


 

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