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post #21 of 25
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Update: Thanks for all the advice! I am now 9 weeks pregnant and have had no problems with school! Only missed class once to meet my midwives. I can't believe I was so worried. It seems so silly now.
post #22 of 25
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Update: Thanks for all the advice! I am now 9 weeks pregnant and have had no problems with school! Only missed class once to meet my midwives. I can't believe I was so worried. It seems so silly now.
Congratulations! I affirm that your pregnancy will be full-term, healthy, and complication free. I also affirm that your baby is born 100% healthy, happy, and beautiful.

Peace.
post #23 of 25
I would really really recomend that you wait to TTC until graduation. I was a senior when I got pregnant in engineering. We call my little girl the GPA wrecker. It is a lot easier to drag yourself to a job than to concentrate while trying to handle the stress of senior projects and tough exams. It took me an additional semester to graduate and like I said it was not pretty for my GPA. I was tired and exhausted and worn plum out. I don't mean to sound negative but honestly this is such a challenging thing I would hold off if I could.

Engineering is not like other majors. Professors do not cut you breaks and the workload is extreme. I honestly did have morning sickness and I was ill. The hardest part was coming home from class exhausted and knowing that my day was just begining as I had so much homework and senior project stuff to get through. I had a lot of moms tell me they could do it but I realise that my major and the effort it required were unique.

That said if you need some advice please feel free to pm me. If it were me I would wait until graduation and then get a starting postion while I was TTC. I would have loved to have had a bit of work experience before staying home. Mostly I just worked at the university. Even if you had 9 months it would help a lot and maybe open up other possibilities in your future.
post #24 of 25
I had horendous morning sickness that lasted the span of my pregnancy- I was still able to work F/T in a daycare. I always had my trusty yogurt tub with me that I used frequently. I rode my bike or walked 30 mins there and back, and on one walk to work I remember realising that I couldn't remember what it felt like to not feel so horrible....on that happy note () I'd like to add that you get what you're dealt and you rise to the occassion- you always always manage somehow!

You can be preggers and do school/work...it can be hard, but it's certainly doable!

no worries mama, you'll be fine-- happy baby-making!

ETA: I see I missed your update- congrats on the pregnancy and I'm glad things are treating you well!
post #25 of 25

UC BErkeley 98

I was pregnant, no morning sikness. second kid.
The only problewas that i needed a really big gown
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