Seriously, how do women who don't work from home or get to take leave before delivery deal? It's bad enough in an office environment where you have to get up from meetings or calls every 20 min. or speed walking past cubicles hoping no one tries to talk to you on the way to the bathroom. What about the women who are standing behind the counter at Starbucks, waiting for you to decide if you want Almond or Soy milk. Or the woman bus driver (tech bus drivers continue to unionize, yes!) Or your teacher. These moms deserve an award. Or you know, equal pay.
One last biology lesson before I end. Babies 'declares' its position by week 37 - meaning that the position it's in at that point in time will most likely be the position it's in during delivery. Ours made up its mind around week 34/35 (not a procrastinator, how odd.) which also explains its big noggin pressing on my bladder earlier. Since then the baby slowly descents, or 'drops' deeper into the pelvis. For some women the change is noticeable and happens quickly, for me it's been very gradual. As much as the pressure is unpleasant, I figure the closer to the exit baby gets, the better.