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    Default Nurses, what week did you give up work

    any hospital ward nurses out there. What week did you give up

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    Hi Kazza. I work 12 hr shifts in ICU and started my leave both times at 34 weeks. I Was just so tired on my feet for that long each day. Where I work you can only work up to 34 weeks unless you get a certificate to say otherwise.

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    At 35 weeks. Was supposed to be 37 but I couldn't do it. I went into labour the next day.

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    I worked til 34 weeks. I just couldn't take anymore. Being on my feet all day sucked and i felt so useless in emergencies being so huge.
    I had to get a certificate after 30 weeks. Friends of mine stopped from 30 to 37 weeks, so whatever you can handle i guess.

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    I work in neonatal intensive care and was supposed to finish at 34 weeks but went off on sick leave at 29 weeks due to pelvic instability.


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    With my first child I worked full time as a nurse until 34 weeks. I was aiming for 36 weeks but got sick and required delivery at 35 weeks.

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    Stopped at 35 wks, was supposed to be 37 but I couldn't handle walking for 10 hrs anymore.

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    dropped to 0.8FTE at ?26 weeks, was going to finish at 36 weeks but finished at 35. the last few weeks was in January so it was fairly quiet which helped

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    I'm thinking about going on mat leave when I hit the 34 week mark.... I'm hoping my body lets me work that long tho - esp with the constant hustle and bustle with working in ED... I have a feeling I'll be chucked into the triage assist role along with one of the rn's whose edd is 2/7 after mine.

    Any idea on the time frame we need to put in the mat leave forms in?

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    I am not a hospital ward nurse, however have completed my placements for my degree, so I know what is involved. With my last two pregnancies, I would have made it to about 35 weeks before I needed to stop.

    This pregnancy is different. While studying, I work as a PCA in aged care and find the work physically harder than a ward nurse. I am halfway and am feeling it now. I don't think I could go much past 30 weeks. There is a 5 year gap between this and last pregnancy and I am late 30's and finding it much harder this time.


 

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