pregnantPhDstudent Posted April 17, 2014 Share Posted April 17, 2014 Hello! I am actually a regular poster, but until I am ready to tell my cohort and DGS, I will be using this nifty pseudonym to ask questions about being preggers in grad school. My partner and I just found out that I am indeed pregnant. It's early on (five weeks) and we have our first doctor's appointment in three weeks. This pregnancy is absolutely planned, and I'm thrilled. However, I'd love to get some input from folks who have been there, done that. When I google "pregnant in grad school," I find lots of people asking when is the best time to get pregnant in a PhD program. And that isn't really helpful to me at this point. Okay, so here are my questions. If you were/are pregnant in grad school, when did you tell your advisors/professors? I am lucky enough to attend a very feminist program and most of my advisors are parents themselves. I'm not worried about their reaction, but I also want to keep this news to ourselves for a little bit. Also, how did you deal with morning sickness in grad school? Did you have to leave class every few minutes to go to the bathroom? I've only had one day of morning sickness; fortunately, it was a day I didn't have to go to campus until late in the afternoon, so I felt better by then. I have a supply of cinnamon gum and ginger chews to help me cope if needed. Lastly, how much time did you take off? I'm lucky enough to attend a university that offers six paid weeks of parental leave to its graduate assistants; plus, the due date is December, so I'll have all of Winter Break to rest, recover, and bond as well. I'm just not sure when to start it. Did you teach/attend classes right up until you popped? Or did you take a week (or more) off before your due date? Thanks all! microarray and dstock 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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