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Q: On my feet for 5 hours straight.

My boss recently made it a rule that no one can sit down at work. We used to have a chair that we could sit at during slow times (I work at a pizza place and between 2-4 their is NO business) but she took the chair away. I'm only 14 weeks but it is still very hard on my body to be standing/walking for 5 hours straight. Am I crazy or would this upset you to?


This question was asked Apr. 9, 2014 1:15am
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Answered by Sunny33 - Apr. 10, 2014 3:24am
I'm a nurse so I totally understand being on our feet for long hrs. It does totally suck but eventually it does get easier. The only advice I can give is to make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids, it really does help. Plus like what was said earlier, you can take more bathroom breaks lol. Best of luck!!

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Answered by jennavee - Apr. 9, 2014 2:50pm
I had a similar situation during my first pregnancy. I just got a note from the doctor with my restrictions to give to my employer. If you do that, make sure you have a copy, you give one to your boss, AND send one in to HR and contact an HR rep.

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Answered by kaylia2oo5 - Apr. 9, 2014 10:56am
If it becomes a problem- you might have to talk to her. Explain that you're expecting and that you're not feeling well. Around 16w I started with black-out spells to the point of fainting. They said it's common through the second trimester- that it is where the baby is putting pressure on the blood vessels. Be careful!

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Answered by lyssa7872 - Apr. 9, 2014 1:46am
Many jobs are like this, not great for us expectant mothers :/ Take advantage of the restroom to just sit for a minute or two. NOT the ideal thing, but it's an option.

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