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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

Tailtwister Thu 07-Mar-13 15:27:16

YANBU! I remember working at the same stage and it was really tough. Can you go for a walk around the office to take the pressure off a bit?

When do you stop for mat leave?

AQuarkTooFar Thu 07-Mar-13 15:27:42

YANBU. Go for it! I am not even pregnant and I could probably go for a sleep in the work toilet right now. It would be mighty cold though!

When are you going on ML??

Would your boss let you go home? Preferrable than laying on the floor at work.

YellowDinosaur Thu 07-Mar-13 15:28:30

I did this once when I was ill at work. I locked myself in the cubicle next to the wall and lay down. Only I can't have locked the door properly as I nearly gave the cleaner a heart attack when she came in 10 mins later!

mum47 Thu 07-Mar-13 15:30:11

YABU being in the toilet - go back to the office, insist that your colleagues make you a bed up from their coats, tell them to dim the lights and not make another sound until it is time for you to go home.

flurp Thu 07-Mar-13 15:32:07

Say you feel unwell and go home for. A snooze.
I would smile

midastouch Thu 07-Mar-13 15:32:43

YANBU i really do feel for you! and commend you for still working at 36 week i cuoldnt have made it that far! however isnt there a more hygenic place to lay, toilets iis a bit gross!

PhyllisDoris Thu 07-Mar-13 15:32:50

Lol - I used to go to the toilet for a quiet sit down somewhere cool when my DDs were small. There 18 months between them, and sometimes, when we'd had a run of sleepless nights, I would sneak out to the toilet for a power nap.

Is there a first aid room in your work where you could actually lie on a bed for a little while? Or can you go and sit in the car for a bit? Nicer than lieing on the toilet floor!

Novia Thu 07-Mar-13 15:32:52

smile YellowDinosaur - that made me giggle!

Thanks guys - I finish next Friday, so I just have to push through it now as I'm on the home stretch...!

EuroShaggleton Thu 07-Mar-13 15:34:06

I'm not even keen on the hems of my trousers touching the floor of toilets. I don't think anything would induce me to lay down there.

MinesaBottle Thu 07-Mar-13 15:34:07

Oh poor you - I remember having to lie down in the disabled loo at work because of awful period pains a couple of years ago. The cold hard floor did not help.

Does your work have a first aid room you could rest in? Or is there a spare office you could lie down in for a bit? I can say from experience that no matter how clean, the loo isn't the most pleasant place to lie down! Hope you feel better.

Novia Thu 07-Mar-13 15:36:34

midastouch - it's a corporate office in London so very clean loos! ;)

mum47 - I would love that, but it's open plan (around 250 people on my floor) on the 5th floor with floor to ceiling windows - so quiet and dark isn't really an option!

paperclips Thu 07-Mar-13 15:40:12

Tell your boss I said you could go home early.

GirlOutNumbered Thu 07-Mar-13 15:42:08

I remember teaching a class of year 11s around 36 weeks pregnant and one saying 'miss, why don't you just sit down, you look like you may pass out!'....

I then borrowed a chair with wheels on from my HOD and wheeled around the room.

dothraki Thu 07-Mar-13 15:44:15

grin Boss "Paperclips said I could go home early"

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.

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

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

I did this last week. I admit it.

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

Be kind to yourself and go home.

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)

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

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

Go home and watch rubbish tv x

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!

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.

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