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  1. Gruntie2

    Gruntie2 Well-Known Member

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    i start my antenatal classes tonite... i just don't know if i'm up to it... its from 7-9pm which means i will have to go straight from working 10 hrs..... will the hosptial be p**sed off i don't show do u think... i want to see how i feel when i finish work... it would also mean not eating til afterwards as we would not have time.... ????
     
  2. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    well... maybe go.. and see how you feel when your there..if your knackered say you dont feel very well and have to leave..personally.. i think you are working to hard at this stage of your pregnancy.. :hug: did you get any joy asking your boss if you could take mat leave early? i would seriously consider pulling a fortnight of sickys then take mat leave 2 weeks early..
     
  3. Gruntie2

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    i've cut my days down to 4 days a week.. see how i go doing that... if i still feel the same next week we will discuss leaving for mat leave early :) i can't pull sickies... i won't get paid for it.. had too many days off this year already... :-(
     
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    I've had two classes now from 7 to 9pm and they are hard work after being at work all day. Last night I really didn't fancy going but I thought I should because we were discussing pain relief and I wanted to learn all the breathing techniques (which we didn't even discuss in the end! :wall: )

    It's the longest 2 hours of my life in that bloody hospital...especially when I've already been there every Tuesday afternoon for my blood tests...so I end up having to pay for the car park twice in one sodding day!

    I only have one more class left now and even though I'm not all that impressed with them I am pleased I've been because it gave me some comfort to be taken round the delivery suite and to be told what pain relief is available at my hospital etc etc.
     
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    annaespana1 Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed my maternity classes. So I thought them worthwhile, I did get the day off work to go tho them :wink: Every Thursday in October, I did find them informative and gave me a chance to chat to other mums-to-be.
     
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    mine are more like exercise classes first so I can see the benefit to them... it the hour long lecture after I can't see the point too... :think: I've got one tomorrow, but I don't know if I will stay for the lecture.... :think: Its a really small town and everyone seemed to know each other already, and well I felt kind odd and left out... problem is they are run by my midwife and I know she will get upset... :?
     
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    ella Well-Known Member

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    You are entitled to paid time off for anti natal classes, leave work an hour early, have a snack and see how you feel, I personally think they are good and work shouldnt get in the way if you want to go.
     
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    OH ans I went to NCT ones a couple of weeks ago which were daytime Sat and Sunday so that was good and they were really helpful.

    I don't envy you going at night though. Could you stop an hour earlier so you can have a quick snack before you go?
     
  9. Gruntie2

    Gruntie2 Well-Known Member

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    no point stopping an hr early.. i don't drive.... have to wait for DH to drive from Manchester to pick me up.... i have brought a bagel with cream cheese for later to have before i leave work if i have time
     
  10. Gruntie2

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    didn't end up going last nite... not due to me though... DH got stuck in two accidents on the M6 and didn't pick me up from work til 6:40pm.... i rang the midwife running the class and she said she will fill me in next week on what went on this week...
     
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    ella Well-Known Member

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    When do you finish work? It sounds like a bit of a nightmare to be honest
     
  12. Gruntie2

    Gruntie2 Well-Known Member

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    Dec 21st... 3 more weeks to go.. but only 4 day weeks so not too bad...
     

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