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Name: risha | Date: Apr 17th, 2009 1:43 PM
im on birth control but i only been on it for a little while but the problem is i think im pregnant but i dont know the real answer i took 3 pregnancy test one came out positive the others came out negative my stomach getting bigger but i dont know if its the baby or the shot making me blow up how do i find out 

Name: mdagneau | Date: Apr 18th, 2009 3:49 AM
I would be honest with my boss, or interviewer. When I found out that I was pregnant told my boss. He even took me off of some of the heavy lifting chores and I worked there until i was 6 month and couldnt do it anymore. It was also nightshift and that was so tough on me. Now that I have my son, my husband and I decided it would be better for me to stsy home with him and I started working from home were I don';t have to worry if i gbet pregnant i will still have my work and my business. since it is all online i dont have to go anywhere. 

Name: naz | Date: Apr 20th, 2009 9:53 AM
Hi there, don't blame you for not telling your employer because you weren't sure what was going to happen then, but i do believe you should not waste time in telling him now. Your employer can't sack you for being pregnant, so just be straight with him 

Name: kelly louise | Date: May 15th, 2009 9:49 AM
am 5months pregnat and the job center av sent me 4 a interview 4 a packing job i want 2 tell them am pregnant but the job center av told me not 2 say anything am all so worried about starting the new job 4 the lifting and that and long hours ive not had a so gud pregnancy been in and out of hospital wiv sickness and that do u think every thing will b ok if i tell them the turth when i go 4 the interview 

Name: Liza | Date: May 28th, 2009 11:19 PM
I applied for a full-time job in February, and found out I was 13 weeks pregnant in March. I began looking into my responsibilities as a job applicant (to notify potential employers or not) and found a clear consensus that it was a personal situation that need not be revealed. In fact, legally pregnancy can not be a factor considered by potential employers, but people are human and once they know it is difficult for them to not consider it and focus only on job qualifications.

Anyway, the company I applied to had a temporary hiring freeze, and I was offered the job at 25 weeks pregnant! I accepted (by phone call from HR), then called the senior partner and told him I was excited and looking forward to getting started. I then let him know that I am pregnant and so will require some time of in the not-to-distant future. He was supportive and congratulated me! He even said it was not necessary to inform HR unti I wanted to, probably after signing my employment contract. I know every place/job is different, but this was my experience. 

Name: Velile | Date: Jun 9th, 2009 3:20 PM
I also just told my boss i was pregnant and hes not too pleased am 23weeks now; so now he wants us to meet to decide on whats going to happen to my position during my maternity leave?????will keep you posted definetly. 

Name: sophie | Date: Jun 10th, 2009 8:55 PM
I am almost 3 months pregnant and just got hired as a new kindergarten teacher. I am a career changer, 31 years old. Though i am excited, I am terrified to tell my boss. I am so scared she is going to treat me differently or try to pull the job offer. I know i have to tell her soon, but i want to wait until papers are signed..etc. We need the money and benefits. 

Name: Bounty2009 | Date: Jun 30th, 2009 9:43 AM
First of all congratulation for your pregnancy hun! And finding a new job is great new too!
But alwau remember to not streessing! You need to relax and take a lot of time for you and your baby. I rememer I spent a lot of time chilling out choosing my baby names. Here a great link http://www.bounty.com/babynames/ Did you already choose yours? I really wish you good luck for your new job and your pregnancy!! xx 

Name: kerry | Date: Jul 3rd, 2009 11:46 AM
i went to my job interview when i was 2months pregnant i got the job and was worried about telling my boss but i did and he was not happy he said i knew i was pregnant when i had my interview and he was very rude he told me to get rid of the baby because it would ruin my life and my job was more important (er no) so i kept the baby and im still on maternity leave and im now expecting my second so i will be 3 months preg when i go back lol i cant wait to tel him again haha 

Name: ee | Date: Jul 3rd, 2009 11:46 AM

Name: Lucy | Date: Jul 15th, 2009 4:30 PM
Does anyone know any massage therapists who have worked throughout their entire pregnancy? 

Name: GiggleGirl | Date: Jul 20th, 2009 4:44 PM
ok, so I was almost 8 months pregnant, 17 years old and looking for a new job, My name Is Caroline by the way. I was a paper-girl when i was 14 till i was 16 then they said I was too old and sacked me. I have since got pregnant and my boyfriend has moved to america with his family. I worked in a packing company, lifting heavy boxes and the a couple of days ago I slipped at work and fell on my stomach at work , I hadn't told my boss I was pregnant, it was only when I had to go to first aid to get checked out that my boss walked in and saw my huge bump, as i'm in the 2nd trimester already almost the 3rd, he took one look at me and told me to go to home and dont ever come back to work for him. So i'm now 8 and a half months pregnant, and i have a lil money that my boyfriend sends me, around 600 a month, for the baby which goes on bills, food, and clothes. He may be coming back to the UK soon, but as hes only 15 he can't travel alone till he's 16, he txt's me and wants 2 be with me all the time and says he will be at home for the birth, but since the accident a couple of days ago, I have been getting sharp jolts in my womb, and last night the pain had me doubled over, I live at least 3 hours from the nearest hospital, and 2 hours from a doctors, and I have no car so I couldn't have any help and early this morning it felt like the baby was moving into the birth position, and about 3 hours ago I slipped down the stairs and smacked my belly on the coffe table but appered to be fine, I'm scared, im going to go into labour alone, the pain is really bad and I keep being sick every 15 minutes, Im scared, i live alone in the countryside, there is only 1 neighbour and they are on holiday at the moment and don;t get back till december. The baby is really pushing on my bladder and my bump is really BIG! I feel tired a lot, and there is a storm outside thats knocked the phone lines out and I have lost my mobile, I think my labour is starting 2, my waters are gonna break soon plz help me somebody, wat do i do? 

Name: Emily @ thecareerpioneer.com | Date: Aug 18th, 2009 3:30 PM
Hi Samie, it was wise for you to wait until you'd reached your 3-month mark before informing your employer. In this case, when you do inform them, you can simply let them know that. Besides, most women don't tell anyone they're pregnant until after three months anyway.

I think it's reasonable to say that your employer will understand and even if they do have a problem with it, then I think they'd be completely inconsiderate.

Your pregnancy is your personal business and I don't think it's necessary to inform a future employer of a pregnancy during the interview process, unless it might interfere with your actual job duties.

I also was pregnant when I started a new job last year and didn't let them know because it hadn't even been a week or so since I found out.

My recommendation is: don't be hard on yourself for not informing them. Go ahead and pull your supervisor aside and let him or her know that you're pregnant. If they as you how many months, then tell them. Afterward, ask if there's someone you need to speak with (Human Resources) to outline maternity leave/short-term disability leave when it's time to deliver the baby.

You can say something like: "Even though my due date is several months away, I want to be prepared." If you feel the need to, you can ensure them that your level of work will not be compromised simply because you're pregnant. And assure them that you will continue to deliver quality work. That should put them at ease. Hope this helps!
You can read more free inspirational, career-related articles and other practical advice at www.thecareerpioneer.com 

Name: Lorietta | Date: Aug 24th, 2009 5:18 PM
Hi, I am 21 weeks now and just got hired. I start work tomorrow and reading this forum does make me feel a litle better. We pregnant women whould not have to feel this way....:(

My boss does not know I am pregnant and I am also very nervous about the whole things. Who nows, she may understand or not...when I have the courage to tell her! 

Name: ash | Date: Nov 30th, 2009 7:28 AM
i am in a similar situation. I recently left my last job because as soon as i told my boss i was pregnant i was treated very poorly,i was already tolerating constant abuse from him and had told him i have a baby to think of now and i will not put up with being screamed at on a daily basis just because he couldnt control his moods,this did not help me so i was forced to quit to escape the treatment.anyway!,i am 18 weeks pregnant now and have started a new job in a very succesful flat out retail store.i have not told the employer i am pregnant, it is not deceptive as u dont have to legally tell them until 2 months b4 u want to take maternity leave. As i see it, being able to support and feed myself to ensure my babys health is more important. 

Name: Angela | Date: Dec 29th, 2009 11:16 PM
i am just 16 weeks this week but have been on many interviews and thought i would be honest upfront and let them know that i am pregnant.. Trust me its not a good idea. While you would think honesty would help it doesnt. I was actually all good even got sent to take the drug test and then told him and i never got a call back and i know i dont do drugs lmao..... so i have applied for a few more jobs and am just going to not tell until i get the job. even though i feel like its dishonest. i need the job. And dont want my husband doing this all by himself. 

Name: Ashley | Date: Mar 24th, 2010 12:39 AM
I interviewed last week for a job and I was 26 weeks 2 days pregnant. I didn't tell anyone @ the interview for fear of being rejected, plus I figured they could tell that I was pregnant (because I am showing for sure) and if they asked I would tell.

I got offered a job this morning and I am now 27 weeks and will be starting on Monday (which is one day before I'm 28 weeks).

How do I go about saying something, when should I and can they actually decline me the job now even if they've already hired me to start? 

Name: annie | Date: Apr 15th, 2010 5:21 PM
I was 3 months pregnant when this job I applied for called me for a working interview, I wanted to be honest so I told them that I was pregnant, and they where not interested after I told them. I figure if I told them if a job came up again they would remember how honest I was. Four days later I had a miscarriage and it felt like the world carved in around me, to this day I'm kicking myself for telling them. 

Name: frida | Date: Jun 1st, 2010 6:28 AM
hi i am pregnant 5 month and i hv a baby 2year and iam studing bt iam not doing well with my studing and now am are afraid i will fell my studies bt i real what 2 pass what should i do plz 

Name: AunDreah | Date: Sep 8th, 2010 4:35 AM
OMG!! I am so happy I found this post i just got hired at a full time job customer service job and i didnt know i was pregnant so basically i got a new job ad found out i was havin a baby i told on of the ppl at my job the do all the paper work and insurances but she told me that that cant fire me just because i am pregnant and i told her that i am surely to return after and depending on how serious the pregnancy was id return as quick as i can i was told to just not tell my supervisor just yet that i was preg and just hold on for a sec because im not even sure how its gonna turn out for my pregnancy and this is a job that i want and money that i need also for me and future baby and i dont lift anything at all so im hopin that all this goes well for me and other future mommys and its gonna be hard bein a single mother so i need this and i know you all need your work 

Name: Ana | Date: Sep 26th, 2010 10:09 PM
Hi, after reading this forum I decided to share my personal experience. I recently got got hired in a great company, the day they made me the offer i told them I was 10 weeks pregnant, they appreciated my honesty so much that they made me the offer anyway, so my advice is be honest, because you don't want to start a new job with stress and even more pressure due to the pregnancy, that is not healthy for you and for the baby... If the company doesn't hire you , it is better not to work for them anyway, you want to work in an enviroment where your pregnancy is welcome ;) 

Name: SANDHYA NAGULA | Date: Sep 27th, 2010 1:53 PM
hi now iam 27weeks , and i got an opportunity to do a job can i do now 

Name: Monique | Date: Sep 30th, 2010 10:11 AM
I am 24 yrs old, 6 weeks pregnant, first time and had an interview yesterday. I was asked if I was planning a family anytime soon, freaked out and said, "Oh God no! Not for a few years yet!!"
Last night I recieved a call saying congrats, you have the job.
The guilt was making me sick to my stomach, on top of the nausea! I called my boss this morning and left a voicemail asking him to call me back. I had my speech all worked out and after not hearing back I called again after hours (keep in mind I start the next day).
I told him the story (saying only found out this morn...) and emphasised I would be giving 200% until I couldn't physically move, also that I thought it wouldn't be fair not to tell him and at least now he still had the other applicants frresh in his head.
His response..."Come in tomorrow, don't say anything to anyone, we'll keep it between ourselves for now"
I would not be able to live with the guilt of not being honest, especially when I have been an employer in this situation before.

Name: Ashley | Date: Oct 18th, 2010 5:26 PM
I will be 7 months pregnant Wednsday October 19 can I do some kind of work 

Name: lauren bell | Date: Nov 16th, 2010 6:28 PM
you should tell ur employer because i got the sack for being pregnant 

Name: Naomi | Date: Jan 21st, 2011 3:29 AM
Hi, I recently decided it was time to move on from my current job. I went to a few interviews and have been offered the position, but I too found out I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am scared to tell them because my reasons for leaving my job are because I was treated very badly by my manager after being pregnant and miscarrying 3 months ago. After my miscarriage I was demoted. I was not given any time to grieve, it was expected that I 'just deal with it.' thinking I'll probably wait a few months to be sure this pregnancy lasts and then tell my new employer. Hope it all goes ok. 

Name: Kala | Date: Jan 27th, 2011 4:51 AM
I am 17 weeks pregnant and just started my new job 4 days ago I dont no how to tell my boss she knows I have a 17month old son already what will she say when I tell her I am expecting again I am scared she wont understand please help me...... I got told today that you dont have to tell your employer at all and they cant fire you for not telling them is that true? 

Name: Chunyan | Date: Feb 16th, 2011 9:21 PM
I was interviewed for a part-time job when I was five month pregnant. But the work would start two months later. I chose to tell my boss by email. But it turned out he never reply me.....I feel sad now. 

Name: snoopysarah | Date: Apr 5th, 2011 6:34 PM
Hi im 4 months pregnant and only been in my job for 4 weeks, i really need and like this job and want to come back after the baby, i too am terrified to tell my manager, im on 6 months probation but i will have to go on maternity leave a few weeks befor i finish my probation, can they fire me if i go befor the end of the probation, i really dont want to lose this job :( its really stressing me 

Name: Haley Barker. | Date: Jun 17th, 2011 4:40 PM
I'm 22 weeks pregnant, i went for a interview & didn't tell them i was pregnant, as i didn't want to put them off. They told me had got the position & i was perfect for the job & i was cherry picked which made me really happy! I had a training day the next day & it went great! I decided to tell them about my pregnancy at the end of the day... They told me i couldn't have to position because they need someone full time & someone who isn't going to take time off! Have i been discriminated? I feel like i have. I don't know what to do! I'm upset & needed that job! Advice please... 

Name: Alex | Date: Aug 14th, 2011 10:24 AM
Hi all!
I am not pregnant yet, but me and my partner would like to plan our family in next few years. I am 28 years old and I am just finishing my studies at uni. I am looking for a job for newly graduate students in accounting firms, which is normally 3 years contract, while the employer pays to train you towards the professional accounting qualification. By the time I finish this contract I will be 31 years old and if I will be lucky and stay with the company, I can get pregnant about a year later while in permanent employment. But, by that time I will be 32-33 years old. My concern is whether anyone of you got pregnant during 3 years contract? Is it professional? Thanks xxx 

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