Danger in the workplace?
I'm reading the book What to expect BEFORE you are expecting. It's pretty awesome so far. However it's making me realize some things that need to change before we start really trying.
One of my biggest concerns is my job. I work around dogs and cats. I am incredibly scared of Toxoplasmosis! Part of my job is changing cat boxes all day, it's unavoidable, It's not a task that I can just avoid the entire 9 months of pregnancy.
Also I am in a playroom with 15 dogs at a time, somtimes these dogs being over 100 lbs! I am afraid they may jump on me and hurt the baby. Also Concerns about the smell of feces making me even more nauseus in those first months.
AND I stand on my feet all day, can't sit down at all. Could be a problem.
OH and not to mention I adminster medications to dogs and some of them have possible side effects that could endanger an unborn baby. Such as DES, it used to be given to women for morning sickness until they found out it causes birth defects. Now it's just given to dogs for incontinance, but breathing it in, touching it, or anything is incredibly dangerous.
AH! So I've been thinking about a change of jobs. Even though I just started to work there in August.
Am I stressing out to much about this?? Do any of you girls have dangers and concerns in the work place?