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Anyone else tired of being treated as if they are made of glass?

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VenusInfers Sat 13-Jun-09 12:30:47

I've been working in a pretty physical job (technical theatre) for many years. My daily routine involves lots of lifting, carrying, standing for hours at a time etc etc. I'm 20wks now and apart from a little tiredness I've had an easy and stress free pregnancy, yet the MOMENT I told work that I was expecting it was like I'd announced the loss of one limb and the replacement of the rest with jelly.

I don't mind a bit of help with really heavy things (it makes a nice change) but yesterday I got told off for carrying a chair. A blinkin' CHAIR!

Anyone else ready to spit tacks over this?

fruitshootsandheaves Sat 13-Jun-09 12:35:27

I worked at an animal centre when I was pregnant and people were always coming up with 'oh you do know your baby will be scarred if a dog jumps up at you when you're pregnant!'
If this was true she would have looked like Freddy Kruger by the time she was born grin

pippa251 Sat 13-Jun-09 13:21:07

i am usually armed so was put on light duties from the moment I told work and have been on admin for the past 30 weeks- i am given about 2 hours of work to do per day then I am expected to mess around on the web / read as there is nothing else for me to do.

In their own way they are being kind by giving me an easy life but I sometimes just wish I had more to do. yet I suppose they have to cover themselves

blondiep14 Sat 13-Jun-09 14:29:38

I'd make the most of it - frustrating as it is.
Once mini you turns up you'll never really be number one again, and if you get pregnant again it's nowhere near as exciting for other people smile.

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