i was wondering if anyone else worked in a high risk job like in a prison, mental hosptial or with mentally handicap people (or anything else)? i work with mentally ill adults who become very violent at times and harm staff...i was just wondering what other ladies were thinking of doing once they get that BFP?
I currently work in mental health and often have to assess and treat acutely psychotic and violent patients. Its quite scary but Im not going to be in there for too long. However, my long term career plan will put me at risk of dealing with violent patients. Once I get that bfp, its about risk assessment. If I feel the scenario is too risky I will not see that patient and if my seniors have an issue with it then I dont care.
In my job I have to carry and use heavy ladders to go in and out of peoples attics! After having 3 early MC's my boss has said that I'll be on partial duties as soon as I get a BFP and then off on full pay from 4 months onwards!
yeah my game plan is going to be staying away from the clients as much as possile (doing office work or paper work as much as im allowed) but im also nervous about telling people about the BFP so early on but its something ill have to do to keep myself safe as well as my unborn child...
im glad im not the only one with a job like this!
The nurses on our acute mental wards are quite well looked after when they are pregnant. When I was on my nights the other month we had a very violent patient who needed seclusion and my pregnant colleague was one of only 2 trained staff on and there was no question she wasnt going anywhere near the patient at all. Im quite new to mental health (though have experience violent patients before) and that scenario was terrifying but now Im used to it, its ok and Im actually considering changing specialities to work exclusively in mental health!
Hi I have 1 girl already and one on the way. I work in a very high risk job and with my first was signed off by health and safety as soon as i told them. In the uk H and s have to prove that it is safe or give you alternative work or sign you off till after maternity and pay you full pay (even if you wouldnt get sick). After 5 months it was sorted that i worked in the office doing paperwork. Lasted 3 weeks before working in an office got me high blood pressure and signed off but thats another story.
The problem is what to do whilst trying, all work places have to have a risk assesment for women of child bearing age but would be suprised if any do lol. I just dropped loads of hints i was trying and they kind of accepted that i wouldnt do certain things. lucky that only lasted for a month though not sure i could have kept it up much longer. Going back from maternity in 2 months, pregnant, not looking forward to that phone call lol. Good luck and hope it is all sorted with as little stress as possible.
i work in a shop witha warehouse at the back where we have to lift heavy boxes and climb ladders,another girls is just about to go mat leave soon,and she's been looked after really well at work by the other girls so i'm not really worried
I'm not strictly high risk, but there are factors to consider. I work for a family with six children, and the youngest two are 3 and 20 months. I worry because the 3 year old is lovely but lively and last cycle, accidentally kicked me in the stomach whilst we were swimming during the TWW. I've had to pick the 5 year old up during a tantrum and carry him to the car and again he was hitting and kicking out. God, I'm making them sound horrible. They're really not, they're fantastic kids but incidents really stand out when you're worried about being harmed during the TWW and I'm sure it's only going to get more stressful for me when I get that BFP.
I also have to do a lot of lifting in my job, but I think once the bfp arrives and in the months that follow I'll just have to take a slight step back. I can't complain too much though because people cop with children whilst pregnant all the time!
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