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is it bad to work night shift when you are prego? lindaa aguiilar Due February 14; Bell, California 4 posts
25th Jun '13

hi there:) im 6 weeks pregnant and work night shift about 3 nights a week.. I haven't had a loT of morning sickness but ive noticed that when I work night shift I seem to get more nauceous by the end of the shift. So Far, my pregnancy seems healthy since I haven't had many issues or no bleeding or none of that, but im juz a little concern. I just want my baby to be ok :)

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66896 posts
25th Jun '13

I don't understand how night shift is different than day shift? Other than you may get tired faster. It's not anymore 'harmful' than day shift.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
25th Jun '13

I would imagine it's exactly the same as any other working shift as long as you are getting enough sleep and maintaining everything the same as you would during the day.

freddddda 1 child; South Carolina 102 posts
25th Jun '13

I worked night shift about 3 times a week as well and I have a healthy baby boy, Just make sure your staying hydrated and getting rest when you get home and everything should be great. Night shift was actually better for me bc I was always tired during the day but could never sleep at night so I requested working night shift.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
25th Jun '13

As long as you eat, sleep and drink enough at other times, it makes no difference.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
25th Jun '13

I don't see why it would make a difference? If you are use to working then, and even if your not, having to change around your active times isn't going to "hurt" anything.

Rochelle Hussey Due September 10 (boy); 1 child; St John's, 1147 posts
25th Jun '13

It should not hurt anything, but if you are someone who gets stressed out easily, and can't get the proper sleep, food etc then there could be a problem.

lindaa aguiilar Due February 14; Bell, California 4 posts
25th Jun '13

thanx girls. Its my first pregnancy so I have lots of questions. HoPe everything goes well.

Rochelle Hussey Due September 10 (boy); 1 child; St John's, 1147 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lindaa aguiilar:</b>" thanx girls. Its my first pregnancy so I have lots of questions. HoPe everything goes well."</blockquote>



You will have lots of questions.

Bambi78 1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
25th Jun '13

I think its crappy to have to work the night shift but not harmful.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
25th Jun '13

I worked 11pm-7am for the first half of pregnancy with dd2 i just had a hard time getting through without the huge amounts of caffeine i was used to lol

Arya's Mommy 1 child; 1 angel baby; 212 posts
25th Jun '13

I currently work night shift full time. Aside from being super tired and feeling like I am sleeping all day, I have been ok. =]

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
25th Jun '13

I worked night shifts during my pregnancy & found out was no different than day shifts. Except I didn't have to take time off work for Dr appts :D

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65300 posts
25th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I don't understand how night shift is different than day shift? Other than you may get tired faster. It's not anymore 'harmful' than day shift."</blockquote>



It was for me. I worked 7p-7a for the first 6 months of my pregnancy and it really screwed with my circadian rhythm. I dealt with sleep deprivation, which in turn led to depression. I changed shifts (3a-3p, which still sucks), but I feel sooo much better. Night shift isn't natural. It isn't necessarily harmful, but it's hard to get the sleep you need, especially when you have little ones at home.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66896 posts
25th Jun '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [34 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I don't understand how night shift is different ... [snip!] ... natural. It isn't necessarily harmful, but it's hard to get the sleep you need, especially when you have little ones at home."


3am-3pm would be even worse for me :shock: I work 4am-noon twice a week and those days kill me :lol: