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can a pregnant woman handle fireworks? like working in a firework store full time

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Dr. Stanley Himes
Integrative Medicine 41 years experience
Pregnancy: I would suggest to you to find another job during your pregnancy, particularly the 1st trimester. You are exposing yourself to many chemicals, including gunpowder.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can grave's disease affect a pregnant woman?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Yes: Yes, not only high thyroid state can affect the pregnant mother but also the unborn fetus. Check with your endocrinologist that you are on proper treatment and close monitoring.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What responsibility does an employer have towards helping a pregnant woman?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Like another person: He can't discriminate against her because of her pregnancy (gender discrimination) and depending on the size of the company is bound by the family medical leave act to accommodate absences due to doctors appointments and recovery after delivery. Also there may be certain tasks that are pose more risks for the pregnant woman, and they should provide an accommodation for her.
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Also remember that most employers in most states are required to provide a clean, private place for pumping (NOT a public bathroom!)
Nov 23, 2011
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Provided original answer
I agree that the employer SHOULD provide this place for pumping, but I actually think it is a minority of states that actually have this as a law. It should be a law, but there is much variation from state to state.
Nov 24, 2011
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to stand near a microwave?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
They can leak: There are ways to improve safe use of appliances like microwaves. One is purchase from a reputable company. Another is to look for ul label. A kit might be available at the local hardware store or online to test a microwave for leakage. But the first step is to use other ways to heat if concerned or to stand at a distance when using a microwave in the home or workplace. See my health guide also :).
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Jan 12, 2012
A 18-year-old member asked:

Can a pregnant woman eat steak?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Eat your steak!: A pregnant woman can definitely eat steak, but it should be cooked all the way through. Some may think this ruins the steak. To have a steak that is cooked well-done but still tender, try a thinner cut.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Will a pregnant woman get sick if she smokes too much in pregnancy?

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Dr. Marina Armendariz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Baby might: Smoking during pregnancy can affect the fetal growth.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
The question should have been "if she smokes at all during pregnancy". Why subject your fetus to potential harm?
Mar 25, 2012
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman commented
Family Medicine 38 years experience
good to quit now for you and your child. See your self as succeeding in this difficult decision.
Mar 25, 2012

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