~*~HeatherC~*~ 2 kids; Ontario 1998 posts
Jun 25th '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [34 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" I don't understand how night shift is different ... [snip!] ... natural. It isn't necessarily harmful, but it's hard to get the sleep you need, especially when you have little ones at home."

I agree with a lot of this!
It's worse on your body when you are rotating shifts every two weeks. I worked 2 weeks nights 2 weeks days until the last month and a half of my pregnancy then I was switched to straight days. However, I didnt work a true night shift my shift was 6p-230a. I didnt sleep/eat properly on that shift.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
Jun 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" 3am-3pm would be even worse for me :shock: I work 4am-noon twice a week and those days kill me :lol: "</blockquote>

Yeah, I don't think I'll ever work a normal shift again.

Princess Celestia +1 TTC since Nov 2014; 1 child; Tallahassee, Florida 3681 posts
Jun 25th '13

I think it is. There are a lot of days where I'm forced to go into work at 3 in the morning. Boss had promised to stop giving me those shifts since I got pregnant, but I guess now since the other person who did the same job as me quit and the new people pretty much suck, here we are...

Anyway, I go into work super irritable. I get super dizzy, even if I eat... passed out a few times. Made my morning sickness so much worse, I really can't get a normal sleep schedule down (and that's important).

That's just my experience with it though. I can't wait to quit, lol.

roflcopterrr Arkansas 478 posts
Jun 25th '13

I worked night shift for the first little bit with DS1 before they put me on weight restriction. 9p - 6a sometimes later. I just got really tired about 4a... but I also wasn't drinking three pots of coffee a night plus going across the street for energy drinks. :lol: