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to lie on the toilet floor at work for 20 mins...?

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Novia Thu 07-Mar-13 15:25:42

In my defence I'm 36 weeks pregnant and so tired today I could cry. I have horrible pains in my back and hips which stop me sleeping at night and just needed a few minutes away from my desk to close my eyes and stretch out.

I do realise it's probably not very hygenic though (but probably cleaner than my bathroom at home!) smile

ScillyCow Thu 07-Mar-13 20:39:37

Actually the dirtiest place in an office is a computer keyboard. Over 100 times more microbes there than in (or on) a toilet.

So better than sleeping at your desk.

breatheslowly Thu 07-Mar-13 20:30:05

I thought you were meant to have an appropriate place to rest provided while pregnant.

coatonarack Thu 07-Mar-13 20:01:03

YABU it's so dirty. Sit on the loo and go to sleep there.

SageYourResoluteOracle Thu 07-Mar-13 19:32:32

YANBU. I got busted by my (very kind) boss lying across some chairs when I was pregnant. I'd snuck into a little meeting room to 'collate some papers' and it was so warm and cosy and I was so exhausted and drowsy that I rested my head for a minute. Next think I know, my boss has appeared and I've actually got some drool oozing out of the corner of my mouth. Fortunately she found it hilarious.

LadyStark Thu 07-Mar-13 18:47:19

I did this when pregnant too but I also still do it now (4yrs later) when I am hungover blush

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 07-Mar-13 18:37:49

God that brings back memories! I spent half of each pregnancy at work lying on the floor of the disabled toilet. I was so exhausted I just had to lie down. It was my little retreat.

ScillyCow Thu 07-Mar-13 18:22:23

When pg I fell asleep once at the Eden Project kneeling on the floor in front of the loo with my arms folded over the closed loo seat.


youmaycallmeSSP Thu 07-Mar-13 18:21:05

I hope you went home!

When I was pg with DS I used to fall asleep at work with such embarrassing regularity that my (lovely) manager used to stomp down the corridor and jiggle the door handle to my office really loudly before she came in, giving me time to wake up and compose myself grin

LegoAcupuncture Thu 07-Mar-13 18:18:04

Hope you managed to get a little nap. I once asked if I could go for a little nap in the sick room at work during my dinner hour, there was a bed in here and seemed perfect. Was out put out when they said no.

bunnybing Thu 07-Mar-13 18:15:32

What I used to do when tired and pregnant at work was drive to the nearest supermarket in the lunch hour (it was not far) and put the car seat back and power nap.
It worked for me and was a less embarrassing option than being seen napping in work carpark!

Lucyellensmum95 Thu 07-Mar-13 18:09:43

I used to be vet nurse and i remember one time i felt poorly and was coming down with flu, i went and had a kip in the recovery kennel smile

everlong Thu 07-Mar-13 18:08:00

If you can't go home can you nip to the car for a lie down?

No way would I lie on the toilet floor. Ew.

OkayHazel Thu 07-Mar-13 18:03:32

Tell them you've got the shits and hide.

JackieTheFart Thu 07-Mar-13 16:03:16

I used to regularly at work and especially at the hospital.

In my defence, I was having twins and was regularly faint from 16 weeks. I was also so hot all the time that if I didn't I would have passed out.

KatieMiddleton Thu 07-Mar-13 16:01:51

Do it. But tell them, don't ask.

Novia Thu 07-Mar-13 15:58:28

smile Thanks paperclips - might just give that a go!

Sod it, I'm going to leave at 4.30pm and go for the early train! I've got my BB so they'll never know...! smile

EasilyBored Thu 07-Mar-13 15:53:07

I felt like that too and ended up have five days maternity leave before going into labour! I swear it was the three flights of stairs I had to walk up and about twenty times a day at work!

Only a few days left, so I think you would be perfectly reasonable if you just spent the rest if the day laid under your desk having a snooze.

MrsHoarder Thu 07-Mar-13 15:52:30

I've gone down to the showers and laid on the benches there in the past. And if its a big corporate office then reception might be able to find you an empty meeting room if there's no first aid room.

Or you could go home!

CocacolaMum Thu 07-Mar-13 15:50:59

Go home and watch rubbish tv x

KatieMiddleton Thu 07-Mar-13 15:50:55

Lawks. Can you not lie on a sofa somewhere? Do you not have a staff room or something? Surely better than lying on the loo floor.

Or go home early smile

ghoulelocks Thu 07-Mar-13 15:48:03

I was just under 36 weeks and felt like this...then my waters broke and I had no bloody rest before the birth and ended up on the labour ward with only my work bag giving birth just before going home time. Go home and sleep!

(dd was fine btw)

MammaTJ Thu 07-Mar-13 15:47:18

Be kind to yourself and go home.

monal Thu 07-Mar-13 15:47:02

I did this last week. I admit it.

TippiShagpile Thu 07-Mar-13 15:45:37

I used to sit on the loo (seat down) and lean sideways against the wall of the cubicle. I often had a 20 minute nap doing that. blush

SaggyOldClothCatpuss Thu 07-Mar-13 15:45:05

If you really cant face it, get the Dr to sign you off. Mat leave can start early.

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