Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:49 pm
Post subject: Just a little nervous... Advice?
I've recently gone back to work after maternity leave, I've been back about 2 weeks now.. And I'm 10 weeks pregnant.
I still need to tell my boss, and was hoping to wait until I'm 12 weeks so I can give her the A-OK after my scan.. But I suffer with terrible morning sickness so don't want anyone figuring it out and telling her before me. Also I work in caring so there's a bit of heavy lifting which I shouldn't really be doing.
I'm really nervous what she will say. And what all my co-workers will say as I'll have to be on light duties again which means more work for them, which isn't fair, but it's not like I can help it. Im not going to put the health of my JellyBean at risk to make work easier for them..
Any advice? I'm thinking of telling her tomorrow..
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:59 pm
If you are doing alot of heavy lifting then i'd tell your boss ASAP. I remember when i told the place i was working at the boss said it would definately be light duties and any time i needed breaks or things were getting too much then i was to rest. I was also worried about other people having to do the heavy lifting etc but like the manager said - most woman will have been there before and in a few years we will have to do the heavy lifting for other girls who are pregnant. Its not worth putting your baby at risk.
Hope it goes well tomorro x x