Maternity UPS uniforms

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jbeard, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. jbeard

    jbeard New Member

    I am a female driver in need of maternity uniforms. Does anyone know if they exist? So far they think the solution is ordering me mens xl- tall shirts. I normally wear a small, go figure. Any info would be great.
  2. InTheRed

    InTheRed New Member

    never heard of any such thing. I would think you would need to go to the larger sized clothes. Pregnant UPS drivers are few and far between. Just curious, how far into your pregnancy will you continue to work on-road?
  3. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Do not risk your child by working full duty, i hope you have long term disability. That unborn child is more important right now than delivering packages. JMO
  4. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Welcome to BrownCafe, Jbeard!
    I hope you will continue to post. Your experiences as a pregnant UPS driver would be great to hear.
    As has been said, be careful out there.
  5. ladybrown

    ladybrown New Member

    I had my son during my preload days, didnt need a uniform then. Last year a driver in our building had a baby. She had inquired about maternity uniforms, there is no such thing! They just recommend you wear "bigger" uniforms. Good luck with your pregnancy. As the other drivers here have said, Be careful! Your unborn child is way more important than this job! I dont know if UPS has told you this, as they probably havent. If your doctor gives you any type of a weight restriction, and if you have a good doctor, they will! UPS will not allow you to work under any restrictions, as there is no light duty at UPS. If you cant do your job 100% than you are deemed, disabled. We do have short term disability benefits, use them! It is only 60% of your wages, but well worth it when it comes to the welfare of your unborn child! If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask, I know a little bit about this subject , I dealt with it all four short years ago.
  6. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Was (go figure) a play on words?
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I will echo the sentiment that your unborn child is far more important than this job. But, as for the light duty, this must vary from center to center, as light duty is available in our center, although I don't know if it would be available for pregnancy. I was put on light duty before returning to work after my surgery--I sat in the jump seat and basically gave directions to the cover driver for a week before I was cleared to return. I should preface this by saying that I did stay home for 2 weeks to recover.
  8. ladybrown

    ladybrown New Member

    We only have light duty at our center after returning from an on the job injury. It may very well vary from center to center as most things do. LOL
  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    I don't know if this applies to pregnancy, but if you fail your DOT physical due to high blood pressure you are allowed to work inside while you are getting it under control. Also, they have inside work for people that are in substance abuse rehab and can't drive.

    again, please be very careful, there are many things that can happen in a day, driving or working inside, that simply aren't good.
  10. Dizzee

    Dizzee ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

    You could just order through Feeders. They should fit you perfectly, right through your ninth month. :happy-very::happy-very:

    All joking aside, take care of that child first, everything else is second.
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I am surprised that it took so long for someone to go down that road.
  12. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    It's like any "cop and donut shop" joke. Old, heard it a million times, not even funny anymore.
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I don't believe you. It's still funny and you were sitting there laughing just like the rest of us. LOL:wink2:
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    It took so long for him to go down that road because package car drivers can`t find the road without their Diad telling them where to go.
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Good one--is it true that your IVIS has every Dunkin Donuts pre-programmed?
  16. eagle1

    eagle1 New Member

    They use to make maternity pants, and shirts. The pants have an elastic panel in front, without any pockets. The shirt was too baggie, but it covered the up the elastic panel on the pants. And might I say the pants had no belt loops, so I had to use tape and wrap it around me to hold them up.

    Doctors told me to work as long as I felt good, and with my first child I worked right up to the week he was do. I felt GREAT everyday!!!
  17. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Only the ones with a 13'6" drive thru.:happy2:
  18. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    You could be the girl I know who did absolutely work up to the week before. Her doctor told her since she was used to the work, the lifting wouldnt hurt her. And she was about 95 pds before her pregnancy, I never knew how she did it non-pregnant. But that was also pre 150pd weight limit. Be careful for sure.
  19. smf0605

    smf0605 Member

    LOL. Very funny.
  20. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    the only problem is that now after the baby was exposed to that for nine months, everything he does is with a sense of urgency, he can't slow down:happy2: Seriously, to the original poster ; the most important package to deliver is the one in your womb. Don't be a hero.