One of my employees who is 24 weeks pregnant just told me she needs to have stitches (in her cervix?) because she is beginning to dilate.
She has had a rough pregnancy. I kind of feel maternal towards her because she is Indian, over here on a visa, and only has her husband here. No family.
Whenever she talks about her doctor appts I feel like she is having a hard time understanding things and maybe doesn't get all the info I would if I was in her place - asking the right questions etc. (She is super smart and probably my best employee - but I think she is just a little out of her element language wise with the doctor).
I did a quick google search and what I am reading seemed a bit scary. She is here at work and the stitches (with anesthesia) are tomorrow. I am wondering if she should be home on bedrest.
I know I am not her doctor and I have conferred with another pregnant co worker who said she would be home with her feet up if it was her.
My employee also said she thought she would be back to work Thursday. I told her to please please take her time coming back and to make sure she was ok before rushing in here.
I guess I was hoping I might get some other stories of people getting the stitches and not being on bedrest. I haven't been pregnant for a long time so I am out of the loop.
I know I can't really do anything but if I heard that it is way uncommon to get these stitches and not be on bedrest I would encourage her to get a second opinion at least.