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As soon as my Ob's office opens, I'm calling them, but I wanted to get a feel of what you guys think.
I am a CNA in a nursing home. I really like it there, the residents, and most of my coworkers. I last worked Monday, and I noticed towards the end of my shift I was having a burning, shooting pain in my groin/pelvis area after lifting people. Now, I don't lift on my own, I always have help. It really concerned me. I'm kind of scared my dr will put me on light duty or bed rest.
Are any of you CNA's? If so, how long is it safe to work this job? I know everyone and every pregnancy is different, but I'm worried it's not safe to continue much longer.
I'm not a CNA but I think it may be a possibility that you will be put on light duty. I know that's fairly common even in uncomplicated pregnancies in the 3rd trimester. Are you worried about how your work will respond?
Thanks so much *Kiliki* for my awesome summer siggie!
I am a little worried. My DON would like to have a scheduler, but admin won't let her. I know she would be willing to accomodate me, but admin won't. They've already said I can't work with a weight restriction.
first off, hats off that is some hard work when you're not pregnant, let alone with a belly.
i used to work with a woman who was heavily pregnant, she did light duty. and we all pitched in to help her out. if that is not possible, its very likely its time to look into a leave. i know in many cases, admins want to push you to above your limits, but you need to do whats best for baby and yourself hon. heres wishing you the best!
Yeah, I'm just exhausted after work. I'm limping from my sciatic nerve, my feet kill. Ugh. I think I may look into going back into doing home care for awhile for the last 2 months. This job is killing me!
No matter what your work says, you need to do what is best for you and baby. I work at a nursing home (Director of Social Services) and like you, our nursing home does not employ "light duty" CNA/LPN/RN staff. (Which I think is stupid) But, you have the hardest job in the whole building, so just listen to your body and your doctor. Take Care!
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Hmmm. Is there a way to work around admin? Like have your coworkers cover the heavy lifting without getting admin involved? It sounds like your body is telling you its too much. I know if you were my coworker, id be all over helping you if I weren't pregnant.id expect many of your coworkers may feel the same way... but idk how it works there. Also, my mil works home health and makes pretty good money.