At my office - and particularly in my department - I work with a lot of nurses. Many of them were labor and delivery nurses prior to coming to work here at NFP. And when we have education sessions (as we did last week) we have many more nurses from all over the country come to town for training.
In the last several months, I've discovered a few things about working with labor and delivery nurses while pregnant. They like to check up on you. Which is nice because it's a sign that they care! But sometimes it's a little much...
For example, for the last month or more, my feet have been enormously swollen. This is actually just normal for me during pregnancy. It's happened every time. I don't LIKE it, but I'm fairly used to it.
But I can't tell you how many times each week I am talking with one of the nurses or just passing in the hall and I see her eyes stray down to check out my feet. Before long, the conversation shifts to... So how are you feeling? Any headaches? Been seeing any spots? I'm constantly being evaluated for pre-eclampsia. :) For now, they're taking my assurances that I have feel fine and my blood pressure is nice and low. But I expect any day now that someone is going to haul out the blood pressure cuff and start checking that, too!
Of course, the flip side of this is that if I have a question or a problem, I'm surrounded by nurses. I can always track down someone to get an opinion. In previous pregnancies, I've hated the thought that I might go into labor at work. I dreaded that more than anything and was terribly relieved when it never happened. This time around, maybe going into labor at work wouldn't be so bad. At least I'd have plenty of people around who would know what to do. :D