This is a discussion on EDD in Dec 2011 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by hibernate hello Dec 2011 mummies, I'm new to this thread! edd is 21st Dec, heard baby's heartbeat ...
mmm any of you ladies announced your pregnancy to your boss arleady? I'M DREADING IT.. new to my position and not even passed probhation.. jia lat...
another sad thing is i got another great offer in another firm and i need to tell them that i'm preggy... dont know whether they will accept anot... S***!!
My edd 29dec.... cuurently 8 weeks
Currently i'm surfing online to see if there's any cheap and good buy for baby cots, etc. Any ideas on which websites got good buy?
have not't pass probation better dont't say and if you intend to go for the better offer, I am afraid you got to tell them straight, unless you can hide your pregnancy till after probation? A bit hard so better to be honest IMHO... =)
I mean, worse come to worse, if the new job doesn't accept you after you told them about your pregnancy, you still got your current one to hold on too but yup, I would suggest after the probation then tell them...
Last edited by AngieTan; 16-05-2011 at 01:39 PM.
Yes for new offer, i'll let them know the next time i speak to them....
DAMN HEADACHE NOW.. even contemplating whether to keep the baby.. new house coming in June, bought an expensive new car in Jan.... now baby coming and no job stability...
The commitments you have, is it worth for you to give up your baby for it? Maybe something can be done to minimise those commitments? Is it your first baby? Were you ready for one in the first place?
Oh man Angie you lost your job because you were preggy then?!?!?!? Yes this is my first baby and no we were not ready for one when we first found out (only married for 6 months) but now we got used to the idea so it isn't that bad.. the most we sell our car.. and every cent will go back to the bank (at least won't have to pay monthly installments) and I'll take on home based jobs if required.
It is not easy to raise a child, and with it comes many sacrifices. I am not going to say it's a bed of roses in terms of motherhood and I can safely say our worries start the very first day we know we are expecting. However allow me to encourage all of us (myself included) to think of the gift that has been bestowed upon us. Not everyone has the chance to be a parent and for some it was years of trying before getting a child. I believe that the child came into your life because of a reason that only time will reveal. Please, try to keep the baby, especially if it is purely material reasons that are making you contemplate giving it up.
We are not you, of course, we deal with things differently but as a 2nd time mummy-to-be, I can tell you that having my child and awaiting the 2nd has brought me the simplest and greatest joys in my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Even the meltdowns and the not so good days..they define me..what I am today. Financially, things can always be worked out..when the going gets tough, the tough gets going..
I believe you can do it...
Just my two cents worth...Just my humble opinions
And yes, I lost my job when I was 5 months pregnant... The usual excuse employers will give for pregnant employees, i.e. work performance drop... But I dont't think so and I was still bringing work home to do OT when I was so so tired during that pregnancy... Anyway, brought this issue to MOM but later gave it up as I was too stressed and cried almost everyday during that pregnancy... Well, times were very tough after that... With only hubby's income and we have a car too (but giving up soon) plus other commitments and bills to pay but still, we managed... Wrong, we HAD TO manage... At times, we have to borrow money just to get by for that particular month and it's really embarassing but not once, did we regret having kept this child, even though we were quarrelling most of the time about financial issues and right now, still dealing with the difficulties of making ends meet every month... Nope, I am not judging you because of what you said just now... I am just sharing with you my experience... =)
I wish you all the best in your job, either with the current one or the new one... Hopefully, either one works for you... Take care... =D
P.S. Now with a second one so fast on the way, it's gonna be even tougher! Pray for us! Hehe... =P
so no matter what, you gotta get through this.
and if you are sacked for being pregnant, you can always go to MOM.
Section 81 of the employment act protects all working ladies who are pregnant.
Maternity Leave - Ministry of Manpower