Becoming a parent: The pregnancy

Teachers share their own experience of being pregnant while working – and offer advice on the various challenges that it can bring

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Being pregnant and a teacher? It’s…interesting

Teaching is hard. We all know that. But what about the added physical and emotional toils of being a pregnant teacher?

Before I talk about my experience, I should say that I had a (relatively) straightforward pregnancy. I am also lucky to have had an incredibly supportive department. Not every teacher will be in the same situation.

But to start my tale, imagine waking up and discovering all of your work clothes no longer fit. Then imagine that you are teaching Year 9 and you have to run out of the room to be sick into the nearest bin… twice. ...

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