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working as a CNA

I'm a CNA , working in a facility handling 15 to 20 patients . I'm 5wks pregnant . When should I stop or go on light duty ?
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Ohh man I was a cna as well thats hard work if patients are aggressive and also the lifting... talk to ur doctor
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Thank you and yes that's my issue , I don't want to risk anything . I'll be calling tomorrow ! Just don't want to lose my job ..
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Thank you and yes that's my issue , I don't want to risk anything . I'll be calling tomorrow ! Just don't want to lose my job ..
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maybe see if you can get a job as a CNA at a different place that would be easier. I'm not sure if you work at a nursing home or mental hospital ad a CNA. But both jobs would be very demanding
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I'm also a CNA and I haven't went on maternity leave yet! I'm 30 weeks & it is tough! My stomach is heavy and I'm so sore and achy by the end of the day! I'm stopping at 32 weeks.. But I should have sooner! Lol id say 30 weeks
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Ok in going to look into , and I work 11-7 at I'm not sure if that's an issue right now or not ..
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I'm glad you told me that cause I don't feel as if I'm in any danger , just want to know when's the best time to stop . I'm handling it very well right now and taking it easy . Just know the lifting and stuff can become a problem ..
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With my first I worked till I gave birth lifting heavy patients and such with no problems. I plan on doing the same this time doctor says there is no harm to the baby as long ad you are continuing to do what you have always done. I am 31 weeks and going strong. I guess it depends on how you feel about it.
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I'm a CNA also I have 8 to 11 patients and I'm 17weeks. I just take my time n I also get help when they are heavy.
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this is the best advice I think I should Give anybody that works in the medical field and they're pregnant. If you have a patient that seems very aggravated or upset. I would send another nurse in there to handle them. A while back on the news here an EMT was pregnant a man called cause he was hurt in the end he got so aggravated he kicked her in the stomach
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I truly don't want to scare anybody. But just want people to be cautious I guess you can say
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