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  1. I'm so sorry about the bum news. Big hugs to you guys. I'm sure the wee one is hanging in there just fine. xx

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  2. I am so sorry. It sounds like this happened *because* you are pregnant. In the US, you could challenge that. Can you there?

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    1. If he knew I'm pregnant then of course I can challenge this.

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  3. That reeeeally sucks, especially having no clue that it was even coming! :( Hang in there, and we're thinking about you!

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  4. I am sorry you have to go through this at this early stage of pregnancy. Take it easy and think that things will get resolved one way or the other.... Thinking of you on Friday for a great ultrasound! xoxo

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  5. I have to agree that it seems a little fishy as soon as you become pregnant your job position doesn't exist any longer. I am really sorry this is happening to you guys. The most important thing right now is to make sure baby is safe and growing. Good luck on Friday.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about the job loss. I know it is impossible not to worry about the cramps, but I have two children and experienced a lot of first trimester cramping (and many friends have too in their pregnancies). My OB told me it is just the uterus stretching out. In fact, with my first pregnancy, it took me a few days extra to take an HPT because I had so many cramps I was sure AF was imminent. So try not to worry--it sounds completely normal.

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    1. I really hope that it's something like that! Thanks for your input.

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  7. Ali -- this stinks! I'm so sorry you are having to go through this. I work in human resources and though I don't know Australian law, but I would definitely appeal not being offered any severance pay.

    I hope the cramping is nothing. I've had cramping off and on too (and am just a day behind you) and it is scary. I will be thinking of you!

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  8. Oh shit. I'm so sorry, Ali. :(

    I have to ask...did your employer know that you were pregnant before telling you your position was terminated? If so, I'd seriously look into the motivations behind this action. As others have said, the timing seems suspect.

    I hope the cramping eases up soon. Take extra special care of yourself. *hugs*

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  9. I am so sorry Ali...that sucks! I do hope the cramping stop. Try your best to relax and please know that you have a lot of Canadian love flowing your way. ((HUGS))

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  10. I'm so sorry. Please try to relax and hang onto that little one. Things will work out with the job situation, somehow.

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  11. I am so sorry to hear this. Just try to relax and be stress-free...easier said than done! I am thinking of you knowing that things will all work out.

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  12. Oh my god when I first read the title I thought it was referencing your little one. So sorry to hear about the job, but hopefully your little one is continuing to thrive and will bring you lots of happy moments over these next few months. Thinking of you!!!

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  13. :( I am so sorry about your job. I know it'll be very hard - but right now just concentrate on your little one and TRY to relax, for your baby. :) Sending you tons of positive vibes!!!!

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  14. Just what you really did not need right now. I am so sorry.

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  15. Oh no. I'm sorry that this is happening. You're right, it's hard to think about getting a new job knowing that you'll soon be announcing your pregnancy...but you do have to look out for yourself first and do what's right for you and your family. I'll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way.

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  16. Can you get unemployment over there? You'd be approved straight away over here as you've been the equivalent of laid off.

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