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    Default Newly pregnant - what would you do?

    I just found out yesterday I'm pregnant, we were ttc but last time took forever and required fs so bit of a surprise. I haven't worked in almost 18 months, since before I had my dd.

    A month ago I listed availability for shifts in July keying on the computer between midnight - 7am three mornings a week (4 weeks only). So it falls between 5.5 weeks - 9.5 weeks pregnant which from memory is when fatigue hits the worst.

    My dh works some mornings from 8.30 or 10/11 and finishes either 5 or 8pm. His shifts aren't flexible. I would be looking after my little miss all day on my own.

    We are tight but managing financially and the whole month would only mean maybe $2000 (I can't remember pay rate).

    Would you do it or just tell them circumstances have changed and no longer available.

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    I'd probably leave my shifts at that time and make the most of sleeping during the day/afternoon. You may find that it is a bit tricky if you are tired, but if it is only 3 mornings a week, you should manage ok. Could you put your daughter in care, or book a babysitter for a few hours, leave her with a friend etc, so you can go to bed?

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    I've said Mon/Wed/Fri to give myself time to recover in between. My sister doesn't work Fri so she might be able to take her for a bit if I need. My dd does have an arvo nap of at least 2 hours usually. It's the pregnancy fatigue compounding it but I think it's possibly doable - I guess I can just talk to them if its too much.


 

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