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Old 05-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #121
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I worked until my due date estimated by my ultrasound (a few days after my estimate by dates). DS came a week late, but it was actually really nice to spend a few days at home resting and prepping.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:57 PM   #122
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I will stop booking appointments on my dd. It will sucketh if I go late. Im a hairdresser, so if I'm not working, I'm not making money.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #123
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I worked until 2 weeks before my due date ... but I had SEVERE edema for the last month and a half of pregnancy; I even have -stretch marks- on my legs from where they swelled so bad. My doctor was one of those "big box" doctors and never really seemed interested in my welfare. I routinely had to pick things up at work that were 20-40 lbs, and had to stand on my feet ALL day. My workplace wouldn't allow me to sit except for my break. It was all a rather ridiculous affair.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #124
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I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to say that with each of mine I worked literally until the day they were born. With my last one, I dropped off the older kids at school, felt the first contraction, and kept on driving in to work. I had things I knew I had to get done and figured I had several hours. My husband and midwife actually beat me home! People kept walking by my desk and telling me to go home, but I was timing contractions and I knew I still had time

I was also back at work at 2 days PP, but that's only because we are a family business and my kids go to work with me
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #125
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

Last time, I went into labor at work, 10 days overdue. The time before that I took off at 39 weeks because I had a really awful cough I couldn't kick.

ETA I worked that long by choice. My OB would have let me take off at any time.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #126
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I was at work up to the week before and did fine. Went into labor the first day I wasn't there! haha

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #127
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I worked 2 weeks past my due date. Because I was late, we had everything prepared and I was literally looking at the clock all day of my first leave day, so I just went back in. The worst part of working and being really PG is that EVERYONE says "Still haven't had that baby yet?" But that started like 1mo before my due date, so I think it is unavoidable.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:05 AM   #128
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

With my first I worked up until the day I was induced. I had a growth u/s scheduled 5 days past due date. I took just the morning off for that but had to call to say baby's coming bc dr sent me to l&d for induction for having very low fluid.

My 2nd was repeat scheduled csection and worked right up until that date, granted it was a week before due date
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:40 PM   #129
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I worked the day I went into labor! Wanted to save all my PTO for spending with DD.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #130
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Re: How close to due date did you keep working?

I was due with DD 4/29. Planned on working until 4/15 (Tuesday), so I guess the answer to the original question is 38 weeks. Went into labor, though, on 4/13 (Sunday), so I didn't get to my planned date. I quit working after that, so without knowing it, 4/11 was my last day at work. Glad I had burned my essential files to a jump drive and brought it home that day! After FMLA, most of which was paid due to the amount of paid leave I had saved up, my last "official" day was in mid-June. I did that so I could make it to the 5-year mark of employment and thus be vested and eligible for retirement benefits down the road, as well as receive longevity pay.
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