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working in a pub while pregnant.

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DragonFlyx Fri 11-Jul-14 11:18:56

Any fellow pub workers here? I'd like to know how long you worked before leaving on maternity. I have some weeks holiday built up and could possibly add those onso I can leave earlier as I'm worried.

With my first my feet/legs/ankles swollen up pretty badly that I couldn't wear anything but this one pair of flip flops, and forget walking or standing for too long.

A few of the drinks already smell pretty strong now and are making me a little queezy, I haven't even started on the tiredness.

I am in my first trimester and I do know each pregancy is different, but I'm worried I won't be able to continue with standing and walking for long periods of time.

Advice appreciated!

squizita Fri 11-Jul-14 11:25:35

I work on my feet, not in a pub though.

I found that I started feeling much, much better about 12-14 weeks (tiredness and sickness) and am only just getting tired and achey again at 31 weeks. I bought some cheap Primark slip ons 1 size up too. Phew.

Hopefully it will happen to you! smile

DragonFlyx Fri 11-Jul-14 12:58:30

I hope so too! I'm starting to have better days where I don't feel so tired or sick, then worse days. Someone told me to invest in some crocs for work, apparently there comfyness makes up for there uglyness! Lol!

MrsMonkeyBear Fri 11-Jul-14 14:28:35

I'm another one who is on my feet all day (chef). The first tri was a bit 'orible to say the least. Smell of certain foods and using alcohol in the kitchen made me queasy. Now 25 weeks and have brought a stool into the kitchen so if I need a wee sit down I can. I'm finishing up at 34 weeks (9 weeks to go eeeeeeek.). I did think I would be finishing up by 28 weeks but as long as I feel ok, I'm going to keep going.

MsBug Fri 11-Jul-14 14:31:20

I didn't regularly work on my feet so feel free to disregard my opinion grin, but when I had to do a lot of standing / walking I found fitflops the most comfortable footwear during pregnancy. I had the shoes and was most upset when I could no longer bend to tie the laces!

squizita Fri 11-Jul-14 14:41:36

Dragon crocs also make some shoes that look a bit more like normal shoes! If you find your nearest actual shop you might find some to try on.

DragonFlyx Fri 11-Jul-14 14:46:52

Due to my line of work, we can't wear flip flops - oh I wish we could although my feet weren't pretty in my last pregnancy with my fat squished toes. I don't think I'd be allowed a stool, customers might criticize that they think its lazy etc. Deffonately going to look into these Dragon crocs now, especially as I wear trousers that pretty much cover most of my tiny feet :D

How was anyone with taking time off? No one at work knows I'm pregnant so I'm having to hide alot of my symptoms, I was always poorly with my first. Countless nights in hospital or stuck up in bed, iv never had a day off in two Years even when poorly. Anyone get away with no sick days?

MsBug Fri 11-Jul-14 15:06:49

due to being pg in autumn/winter, I mostly wore the proper shoe ones eg like these

laurenamium Fri 11-Jul-14 17:11:31

Hi I was due December 1st and started struggling with low shelves for glasses and picking up the dishwasher trays full of glasses so I went earlier. I had 4 weeks holidays I took so I went off from 1st November officially on maternity but was more like beginning of October by the time my holidays were tagged on. I went over though DD was born on the 14th and I was BORED. I wished I had a job that I could have worked longer in to take longer off with DD

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