Would it be safe to continue as a CNA while pregnant?
- 0Jan 29, '13 by HappyBeeI just got hired through a nursing home, night shift.
I also recently found out Im pregnant. Would it be safe to continue working as a CNA?
There is a lot of physical work as a CNA, or so I've heard. This will be my First time working as a CNA. I got my license a few months ago. My dream is to become a nurse and I don't want to stop here but I need to do whats safe for myself and child. Has anyone worked as a CNA while pregnant?
Any Advice would be appreciated!
- 1Jan 29, '13 by eggladyI worked full time day shift, until 2 days before my last child was due. Proper body mechanics, and common sense. Pregnancy is not a disability!! I also only took 5 weeks off for maternity leave. You do what you gotta do. Oh, and I was a CNA over 20 years ago. we had no hoyer lifts or stand up lifts. We used muscle.... You just do what you and your doc are comfortable with! Good luck in your pregnancy!!!
- 0Jan 30, '13 by Glycerine82Always best to ask your doc but generally yes. As a pp said, you aren't disabled you're pregnant. I would get help for mucho heavy patients but otherwise you should be good. Certain isolations are dangerous, I think chicken pix or shingles is one if you haven't had them and possibly even if you have. Ask your doc tho, but I know many many CNAs who worked the whole time with no problems. A nurse I work with now say she has no physical restrictions what so ever, just her belly gets in the way sometimes ;-p
"No day but today"
- 0Feb 4, '13 by breezycnaI have worked with several women who stayed until they couldn't any longer (bed rest, labor, etc). It totally depends on your personal pregnancy. You could work up until you go into labor, or you might be put on bedrest at month four. Do what's best for your health and for the health of your baby.