When are people thinking of starting to slow down at work? Now I'm approaching my third trimester, I'm giving it more thought (especially as my current rota is a KILLER!) I think I'm getting to the point where I have to admit that my pregnant body (and mind!) is no where near as agile and able as pre-pregnancy!
I'm essentially on call every other weekend, and have been since I discovered I was pregnant at 6weeks - so I basically work 12 days in a row, get a weekend off then do the same again... This stretch is especially worrying as as well as a long stretch it's a mix of days and nights - basically this week = Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 5pm ( which = 6.30pm in reality) Friday is a 8.30am - 10pm day, Saturday nd Sunday 9am - 5pm, then Monday - Thursday 9pm - 10am :-/. The nights are henius when not up the duff - the only doctor on shift for 10 32 bed wards (with ITU support for when the brown stuff hits the fan!)! I want to nap just thinking about it!!! Roll on April, after which my longest stretch will be 7 days or nights!