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    I worked full time until 38 weeks with DS1. With DS2, I was having many problems with my pregnancy and stopped working full time at 27 weeks, he was born at 32 weeks.

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    I worked full time until 38 weeks with my first. He was born at 40+2. We moved house in those 2 weeks before the birth and after finishing up work and I found it fine.

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    I worked up until 37 weeks and had DD the next week as a scheduled c.

    Because I had so many complications I had spent a lot of my second trimester in hospital or on bed rest, so I really wanted to be a work for the last few weeks to finish of some stuff and be a bit normal.

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    I worked full time till 38 weeks with my first. Commuting 1.5 hours each way via 2 buses and 2 trains (with morning sickness nearly the whole time! DD1 was almost 2 weeks overdue, giving me a month to lounge around (waiting impatiently)!

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    Default First time mums - When did you stop full time work/cut back hours?

    Worked full time till 37 weeks. My job was a mix of standing and sitting. Could have worked longer but got a severe bout of gastro which required hospitalisation at 37 weeks so decided I was done! Baby came at 39+4.

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    worked FT till 37 weeks with my first.

    physically I could have worked till EDD as I felt fine and I have an admin job.
    However mentally I was done and couldn't be bothered!

    The 4 weeks of maternity leave I had before baby arrived were one of the best time of my life.
    I highly recommend taking some time for yourself before you become a mum 😊

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    I worked until 33 weeks but I worked on my feet in a high stress job. I was full of fluid and just couldn't continue. I would've liked to at least get to 36 or 37 weeks but it just wasn't possible.

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    I worked FT til 38 weeks. This time I'm stopping at 34. I found the last month too hard.

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    I was planning on finishing at 34 weeks, I'm a nurse. However, in my job, I have to take leave at Christmas, so I'll just take a couple of extra weeks leave and finish at 31 weeks, then go back mid August.

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    I'm not a first time mum but with DS1 I worked full time and finished at 36 weeks. He was born at 38+3 so I'm glad I didn't work any later! Similar story with DS2, I was working four days a week and finished at 35+2, he arrived at 38.

    This time I'm again working four days a week and will finish at 34. I'll be ready by then!

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