I am currently 37 weeks pregnant. I have been working five days a week since the beginning of my pregnancy and I have a three year old. My husband works nights, so we work opposite shifts. We are able to afford me not working any longer but I have been debating on whether I should stop working since I have been experiencing some problems with preterm labor, and a lot of joint pain. I am a bartender and usually work 8 to 12 hour shifts. I am almost constantly on my feet, plus we have to do all of our own stocking which means a lot of lifting for me. I worry that with leaving work I am a failure because I know of people who have worked right up to the day that their child was born. Should I just take off the next few weeks so I can relax and get things together or should I continue working? I have cut my days to just three days but after a 11 1/2 shift last night I ended up going to the hospital with preterm labor, and they said I am putting to much stress on my body. Should I take off to help prepare my 3 year old for the arrival of our little one? Just really confused and don't want people to think that I am lazy because I take an early leave. Any suggestions?