IVF + looking for a new job
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|Mon, 04-26-2010 - 10:26am|
I am being laid off later this summer (they gave us 4 months notice). At the same time, I am trying to figure out when to return to the IVF clinic for our second attempt. I am thinking either June or July. I'll be 34 later this year and I really don't want to prolong it anymore. I was lucky with my first IVF cycle in that I didn't miss ANY work days. My ET was on thanksgiving and my transfer was on a sunday. I was at the clinic every day for monitoring by 7 and at my desk by 9am. I ended up getting pregnant with twins but lost them both at 17 weeks due to an infection.
I am really worried that I will find a new job AFTER I'm pregnant (I hope I get pregnant!!) and even though it's illegal, no employer is going to hire a pregnant woman. I'm also worried that if I get pregnant shortly after being hired, they will assume I'm there JUST for the medical benefits (which isn't true) and find a legal excuse to get rid of me after I give birth. Then I will be looking for another job one year from now.
I know I can't put my personal life on hold, and I get good benefits from my DH's job, but I am worried how to proceed!