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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2016
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    Got married 16th July and 1st October found out I'm pregnant after trying since our honeymoon! :-D Planned through an ovulation app and it worked! :-D expected period to start on Thursday 29th September,nothing, waited through Friday 30th still nothing so took a test sat 1st Oct and it said I'm between 1-2 weeks pregnant eeek so excited! :-D told family members as I had to tell my employer right away due to what my job entails. Pulling pallets around by a jack and lifting up heavy bulk buy items for customers at a cash and carry. My boss doesn't even know what I should and shouldn't do and a week has gone by and still hasn't done a risk assessment telling me they are looking into it as they are not sure. The other staff girls think I shouldn't have a problem picking up heavy items leaving me to serve customers while they walk away. My boss tells me because it's early days the risk assessment isn't urgent but says I will know in myself what I can do. But apart from stomach cramps and sore boobs like I'm due for a period I feel physically fine so I know it's obvious what I should/shouldn't do but I feel so bad for telling my boss and work colleagues I can't pick up heavy items. What should I do? I want to stand my ground but some of my work mates have been through pregnancy and to them I found out really quickly and I don't need to be so cautious right now. By Dr work out I am 5 weeks pregnant come tomorrow.
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    • FayeJ67
      CommentAuthorFayeJ67
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2016
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    Sorry but at only 5 weeks pregnant, unless you have a medical complaint that makes you super high risk of miscarriage then you can carry on as normal.
    Having worked in a cash and carry during my student days I would happily say that if the lifting involved in that is going to cause a miscarriage then it is highly likely you would have had one anyway! It is a lot later on in the pregnancy that heavy lifting should be minimised.

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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2016
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    Oh i thought it was the first 3 months that people say is the cautious stage
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2016
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    First thing's first... I'd speak to your doctor, they will be the best people to advise you of what you should or should not be doing. If your body is used to lifting heavy things and making certain movements then I'd say you would be ok but it's best to get an opinion from a professional to put your mind at ease.

    P.S. Congratulations!

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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2016
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    Congratulations hun!
    Dont worry, so long as youve not had any abdominal surgery or are at risk of miscarriage (after having one or two before now) then you should be ok to work as normal. Obviously try not to do any heavy lifting or anything that involves putting the pressure on your lower abdomen.
    I dont think a boss has ever gone out of their way to make sure I was "protected" during those early stages. LOL.
    I hope you dont get too much sickness and you have a wonderful pregnancy.

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2016
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    Congratulations. xxx

    I would speak to your doctor. They will be able to assess what you are able to and not do. Your employer will just want you to work as long as possible so its your Dr you need to speak to for more info xx

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2016
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    Congrats- speak to your dr or works occupational health x

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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2016
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    thank you. where I live Dr's don't deal with pregnancies anymore. when I found out u had to contact the community midwife get my first meeting booked in. As far as I know by research it's heavy lifting that I'm not supposed to do which is what my job is apart from 1 day a week in a different department. Apparently I will be in that area when I'm heavily pregnant xx
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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2016
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    Congratulations - we always do a risk assessment on pregnant employees, but this is usually at the 3 month marker when most employees tell their employer they are expecting - a lot of people don't like to say anything before as first 3 months are considered the most likely time to etc. Like the others have said, I would self-refer yourself to your work's Occupational Health department and take it from there!

    Can I ask what app you used?!

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    • Chezzy
      CommentAuthorChezzy
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 9th 2016
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    Thank you. Yes we was going to keep it quiet but because of the job i had to tell straight away.
    Will do thank you :-)

    Sure the app I used was called Ovia Fertility. It's spot on. You have to remember to enter in your daily feelings etc for it to be accurate.
 
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