https://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/work-692/working-mums-689/1128583-risk-assessment-cleaner-while-pregnant.html#post11312253, I car share with three other staff to get to work. After already losing one baby I am not prepared to put myself at risk  unecessarily. A company vehicle, by law, must be smoke-free. It is not good to be around unhealthy cleaner that you may be inhaling while you work. Im lookong for any info or advice from anyone who has experience working as a cleaner while pregnant? Unfortunately, ladies, most products are safe to use for cleaning during pregnancy. Household Work You Can Do While Pregnant. Just remember to use in a well ventilated area and do not mix chemicals. Did you have many 'sick days' from work while pregnant?? In terms of smoke in the car - is this still work related. Wear gloves and a long-sleeved shirt, so you don't get the cleaning products on your skin. If dental work is done during pregnancy, the second trimester is ideal. Some basic household chores and tasks can be attended to with relative ease, while some tasks may involve the practice of doing them differently. https://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/work-692/working-mums-689/1128583-risk-assessment-cleaner-while-pregnant.html#post11315165, Because I do it for eight hours a day! Damit Verizon Media und unsere Partner Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten können, wählen Sie bitte 'Ich stimme zu.' Top cleaners to avoid while pregnant. Certain products, like solvents (used in oven cleaners, paint thinners, and varnish removers, for example) are known to be harmful for developing babies and … Cleaning all day for a job is exhausting, and far heavier work than we do at home. Ignore the horrible responses, not sure why you're getting them! Made to feel awkward because i'm a cleaner, Do i go off sick long term or risk the meeting with employer to see if they will. Here are some cleaning products to limit or steer clear of all together while expecting: Mold Cleaners: Whether it’s cleaning bathroom tiles or corners in your basement covered in mold, this is a job you do not want to be doing when you’re pregnant. One cleaning product you want to avoid is oven cleaner, it is dangerous to breathe in. aus oder wählen Sie 'Einstellungen verwalten', um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und eine Auswahl zu treffen. What about office workers getting risk assessments for computer work, they get it as it's all day though we don't need it to work on a computer at home. It states: "From 6 January, a national lockdown applies in all of England. We rota each job so one person does kitchen and bathroom while the other polishs and hoovers, and ivr realised that both sets of jobs have their difficulties for me so I wont even be able to say I can only do on set. We do five or six per day. Taking care of your mouth while you're pregnant is important for you and your baby. You can't sack her for being pregnant. It's possible that using chemical-based cleaning products often during pregnancy can cause your baby to develop wheezing after he’s born. A company that won’t hire you while you’re pregnant may not be a family-friendly place to work. Im lookong for any info or advice from anyone who has experience working as a cleaner while pregnant? Until you ask for a risk assessment nothing needs to change sorry. No matter what kind of job you have, you'll soon hear people say, "Put that down; it's too heavy for you." Step 2: Wear protective clothing and gloves to protect the skin. Even so, I wouldn't dream of smoking in a car with a non smoking passenger. I Hoover my house every 2-3 days and my god, does my back hurt after! Why are you all being so harsh? I'm assuming that your employer (assuming you are employed and not self-employed) has a Health & Safety Policy. I imagine it's different in your situation but I'm pretty sure it's the law to provide risk assessments for pregnant staff. Let someone else clean your firearm. I don't think a privately owned car falls under the act if only used this way? Sent from my GT-I9300 using Netmums mobile app, https://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/work-692/working-mums-689/1128583-risk-assessment-cleaner-while-pregnant.html#post11313669, https://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/work-692/working-mums-689/1128583-risk-assessment-cleaner-while-pregnant.html#post11313752, Not true as all our cars are insured as business cars so technically deemed as a place of work. At the min im using a poorly arm as an excuse for lifting but the smoke is a big issue. Cleaning while pregnant is not much fun at all. Doctors recommend that pregnant women get 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.But working out while growing a human can prove to a be a challenge for those juggling perpetual exhaustion, morning sickness, and — you know — everyday life. So you don’t have to call a maid to do the household cleaning unless you want to. Once you have made a decision and done what you can to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals, try not to worry about it. She found us a replacement cleaner before she left, though never returned to us herself. XSent from my GT-I9300 using Netmums mobile app, Not true as all our cars are insured as business cars so technically deemed as a place of work. It wasn't such a sacrifice. I know that they shouldn't be smoking anyway but its the way it's always been. If cleaning is proving to be difficult when you’re expecting, don’t be afraid to ask for help! I would assume products are used that generally aren't for sale in shops and are therefore stronger. If you will be handling all the dirty work, here are some steps you should take whenever you clean with bleach while pregnant. This will reduce the amount of chemicals that you breathe in. Keep that in mind. Whatever work or excise you have been doing before you were pregnant with baby should be ok after you get pregnant. Any help much appreciated, Ive tried to contact local CAB but no luck so far x Sent from my GT-I9300 using Netmums mobile app, Because I do it for eight hours a day! Sent from my GT-I9300 using Netmums mobile app. You do not have to pass on the cleaning to someone else (although you can try if you want!) Wow, some unsympathetic replies here. You may feel sick or tired. If you read all of her posts properly you can see the op said she loves her job, she explained the differences to normal housework, but you have all clearly just read what you want read in order to attack her?! Government guidelines say that cleaners are still allowed to work in homes in England during the third lockdown. I hope you manage to find an answer :). May you should split the laundry into two loads. This applies to everyone and not related to risk to pregnant employees. While it’s hard to trust your baby to someone else’s care, cleaning your weapon can expose you to more lead than shooting. Good luck x, Wow, truly sorry other posters have been so negative on here!! Easing nausea and vomiting. Für nähere Informationen zur Nutzung Ihrer Daten lesen Sie bitte unsere Datenschutzerklärung und Cookie-Richtlinie. I hope you manage to find an answer. Wir und unsere Partner nutzen Cookies und ähnliche Technik, um Daten auf Ihrem Gerät zu speichern und/oder darauf zuzugreifen, für folgende Zwecke: um personalisierte Werbung und Inhalte zu zeigen, zur Messung von Anzeigen und Inhalten, um mehr über die Zielgruppe zu erfahren sowie für die Entwicklung von Produkten. I Hoover my house every 2-3 days and my god, does my back hurt after! Just a quick question... Now your pregnant who is going to Hoover your house lift your laundry clean your bathroom? Its not employer provided,  its their cars. You can do it, but the best advice is to pack up your pregnant self and go to a hotel while the work is being completed by someone else, like a licensed contractor. If I'm pregnant, can the chemicals I work with harm my baby? This is because chemicals can get into your body and affect your baby’s developing lungs and other organs. Time to suck it up and get on with it?!? Daten über Ihr Gerät und Ihre Internetverbindung, darunter Ihre IP-Adresse, Such- und Browsingaktivität bei Ihrer Nutzung der Websites und Apps von Verizon Media. And in response to the posters about the bathroom cleaning. But I’m sure we can agree that it’s particularly hard to get motivated to clean while pregnant.) Working while pregnant presents a lot of challenges. If you're a healthy woman having a normal pregnancy and your job does not involve exposure to harmful chemicals, you may be able to continue working until the day you give birth – or close to it. I'm shocked by some of the responses on here. After already losing one baby I am not prepared to put myself at risk unecessarily. Dazu gehört der Widerspruch gegen die Verarbeitung Ihrer Daten durch Partner für deren berechtigte Interessen. Your health and that of your little baby comes first! At the min im using a poorly arm as an excuse for lifting but the smoke is a big issue. (35 weeks pregnant). Generally, it's agreed that pregnant women can lift items that weigh 25 pounds or under, all day long without harm. Keep that in mind. What about office workers getting risk assessments for computer work, they get it as it's all day though we don't need it to work on a computer at home. I car share with three other staff to get to work. This can make it extra hard just to make it out the door! You know you’re not supposed to drink alcohol or use drugs during pregnancy, but what else is off-limits? Todays been awful, even tho I've told our supervisor, she said a risk assessment will have to wait until our boss is back in a couple of weeks because she doesnt know what to do, and I've been left to lug heavy bags of laundry around, hoover four flights of stairs and clean bathrooms with no ventilation. For another, it can be difficult to physically get in the oven to clean it when you are pregnant. Get a pedi and mani for goodness sake while you still can!” — GigaGal “I quit at the six month mark, knowing that I would not be returning to work and needing some time to myself before the baby came. Dies geschieht in Ihren Datenschutzeinstellungen. Some people are being horrible! Dry-cleaning products contain strong organic solvents. And thats just one house! There’s some evidence that if you’re often exposed to these solvents during pregnancy, there’s an increased risk of miscarriage, having a baby with a low birth weight or having a baby with birth defects. This can be true for the safest options. If your working in houses what's the difference between that and regular house work. Open up the windows, prop the doors open and you shouldn’t have any problems. Many pregnant women think they have to skip their dental appointments until after their baby comes. Instead, use bait and traps. Avoid it! And laundry comes in pre packed bags that cannot be opened until ready to be used so that it doesn't get dirty.And its not just carrying one of those at a time, I have to carry both plus a bucket of cleaning products, usually up stairs.The smallest house we clean is four bed, its not exactly just cleaning a couple of poxy two bed flats, its bloody hard work!Also, hoovering up many flights of stairs in early pregnancy while bp is generally lower could be very dangerous!Pardon me for not sucking it up! The truth is, for most women, routine dental care during pregnancy is safe – and recommended. Which makes one hell of a difference!And obvs its not a regular hoover, its a heavy industrial hoover. If they have, perhaps it's time for a review! Yahoo ist Teil von Verizon Media. Taking proper care of yourself and communicating effectively with your employer will make your days easier as you work during pregnancy. Heavy lifting is a concern during pregnancy, but the term heavy lifting is hard to define. I know that they shouldn't be smoking anyway but its the way it's always been. If, however, the job isn’t doable while pregnant (for instance, if travel by plane is a weekly requirement), it’s best to mention your pregnancy during the interview. Add equal parts of … Dental work while pregnant, such as cavity fillings and crowns, should be treated to reduce the chance of infection. If you are self- isolating but you are not sick, you may be expected to work from home, on full pay. We do five or six per day. This can be used for ovens or bathtubs. If you were a once-a-week cleaner, now you may need to find a way to do a chore a day to get through your list of chores. We like the bleach spray from Domestos. Can't imagine doing it 5-6 times everyday! And thats just one house! And its not just carrying one of those at a time, I have to carry both plus a bucket of cleaning products, usually up stairs. She had given up all her commercial cleaning jobs much earlier though. Make sure you have plenty of … Avoid painting, and only use water-based paints that can be cleaned off with running water, not paint thinner. So next time you feel guilty about playing that pregnancy card, don’t sweat it. Take a spa vacation or a “babymoon” and let someone else redo your floors. Oral health care – including teeth cleaning, X-rays, pain medication, and local anesthesia – is safe throughout pregnancy. Cleaning and Pregnancy: Recommendations. Feeling sore and down trodden. And obvs its not a regular hoover, its a heavy industrial hoover. I wish you luck. Your health and that of your little baby comes first! How to Go From Full-Time to Part-Time Work. This way, you will be able to protect yourself and the baby from any harm and keep you and your baby healthy. I mean in the first trimester you’re feeling absolutely crappy (tips to deal with morning sickness in the first trimester here). Yes. (35 weeks pregnant). Black mold especially is very toxic and can be linked to birth defects. I love my job but have a feeling he next fee months are going to be hell. Get advice on applying for a new job, making a career change or getting ready for interview. Sent from my iPhone using Netmums. "Do I have any rights as a pregnant worker?" Jayme M. If you read all of her posts properly you can see the op said she loves her job, she explained the differences to normal housework, but you have all clearly just read what you want read in order to attack her?! Unless you can afford to hire a maid, plan for this to alter how you clean. As a lot of pregnant women have other kids they have to tend to even pick up sometimes whilst hoovering stairs almost daily?xxxx, Why are you all being so harsh? Feeling sore and down trodden. However, try to avoid exposure to cleaning … Fortunately, mould is a common problem, so it has some quick and easy solutions. Once you reach the third trimester , it may be very difficult to lie on your back for an extended period of time. There isn't a great deal known about the effects of commonly used cleaning products, so it's best to take extra care when cleaning during pregnancy. Try to use your lunch break to eat and rest, not to do the shopping. I'm assuming that you have told your fellow travellers, when I say that it sounds like you are working with very selfish people. Im lookong for any info or advice from anyone who has experience working as a cleaner while pregnant? Im a cleaner in a nursing home and plan to try for a baby soon. It’s good practice for parenthood. If you can’t work while you are self-isolating because of COVID-19, statutory sick pay (SSP) is now available from the first day you are off sick. Todays been awful, even tho I've told our supervisor, she said a risk assessment will have to wait until our boss is back in a couple of weeks because she doesnt know what to do, and I've been left to lug heavy bags of laundry around, hoover four flights of stairs and clean bathrooms with no ventilation. I'm shocked by some of the responses on here. To suggest that someone is trying to 'get out of working' is truly shocking. Look up cleaning products on the EWG (Environmental Working Group) website. Even so, I wouldn't dream of smoking in a car with a non smoking passenger. Once a day (or even once every few days) with weaker chemicals in your own home in not comparable. Then you get into that fun exhausted stage where you literally never sleep (tips to get more sleep while pregnant here). Until you ask for a risk assessment nothing needs to change sorry. Most women can continue working during pregnancy. Wow, some unsympathetic replies here. It would be better to tell sooner rather than later, so that your boss can give you lighter work / give assistance with lifting things. Though you may tire more easily toward the end of your pregnancy, so take it easy if possible. I did an office job up until 36 weeks and that was exhausting enough let alone cleaning! To stay healthy and productive on the job, understand how to alleviate common pregnancy discomforts — and know when a work task might jeopardize your pregnancy. Working over ratio and on your own in a nursery while pregnant. Sent from my GT-I9300 using Netmums mobile app, Because I do it for eight hours a day! Sie können Ihre Einstellungen jederzeit ändern. I work in retail so they've got a fantastic maternity care package and rules they have to follow. Try doing chores in 15 minutes segments, maybe one in the morning and one later. Can I work throughout my pregnancy? Here are two you could try: Combine four tablespoons of baking soda with one litre of warm water. Any employer who is 'not happy about your news' is not much of an employer. Hi, i do end of tennancy cleans and use some harsh chemicals, i wasn't happy doing this whilst pregnant and so i have bought a face mask, not the huge ones or anything, just the small white ones that go over your nose and mouth that are for paint stripping etc. May you should split the laundry into two loads. If you need grit, you can use baking soda and water. I do a lot of dusting, emptying bins, cleaning sinks, toilets and mop floors, and hoovering. I for one, many years ago, stopped smoking in the office I worked in when my colleague at the adjacent desk was pregnant. Hoovering- I don't see how this would be affected by pregnancy if it a regular Hoover, the Hoover brigade don't come and visit pregnant women so they don't have to do it! If you travel to work in employer provided transport - it (just as the workplace) is supposed to be smoke free - in the same way as their premises. 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