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Does working straight nights, 3- 4 nights in a week cause problem during pregnancy ?

Hello Doctor, i just got my pregnancy detection test positive two days ago. this is my first pregnancy, and my lmp was 29th june... can you just tell me working straight nights, 3- 4 nights in aweek will be a problem during my pregnancy.also bending too much during work will cause problem? because i work as an RN and have to give medication to my clients, and the medication drawer in every clients room is too low( actually i have to sit in the floor or lean forward toomuch, also i am getting pain while i do this, as i am doing it atleast 40-50 times per shift. thankyou
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Congratulations on getting pregnant. You seem to be doing a bit more work than is expected normally. I see that you are straining a lot as a RN.

As you would know, first trimester is very important as organogenesis happens in this time. You are already experiencing pain while doing work.

It is advisable to work in a ward where there is less bending and less exertion physically. Also, it is not good to work in night shifts for 3 to 4 nights straight.

This is your first pregnancy. It is important.

Please take rest for some time or think of better options.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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OBGYN Dr. Sree Gouri SR's  Response
May 2013
during pregnancy you have to sleep for at least 8 hours in the night and take rest for 2 hours in the afternoon after meals ideally,
as you cannot avoid your duty you try to adjust this as try to take 8 hours of rest in the day time and at least 2 hours of rest during duty, possibly it will work,
as gestational age progresses too much bending can cause back ache and can also lead to pain abdomen, so try to find out some alternative by that time,
don't neglect food during duties which can affect your health and baby health.
take care.
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