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10 weeks pregnant

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Ellie90 Ellie90 (New) New

Hi I am a 24 year old nurse, just found out I am 10 weeks pregnant and feel horrible, I handled medications with no gloves, I am so scared that something goes wrong with my baby, anyone has been in this situation?

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

What meds? Pepcid? Norco? Or chemo?

I'm confused: if you're a nurse, then you surely know that handling non-chemo drugs should not be harmful. And since you're a nurse, I seriously doubt that you'd handle chemo agents without gloves.

BTW, congrats!

Not chemo, But some narcotics and other medications such as lipitor, lopressor etc :(

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

I'm still puzzled. What specific concerns do you have?

Not chemo, But some narcotics and other medications such as lipitor, lopressor etc :(

You'll be fine. Lol

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 14 years experience.

Why do you think that handling those medications would be harmful?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Remember, for the first 80+ years of the 20th century, nurses were not provided gloves for ANYTHING other than sterile work. You'll be fine.

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

Remember, for the first 80+ years of the 20th century, nurses were not provided gloves for ANYTHING other than sterile work. You'll be fine.

I was thinking about that while trying to figure out what I was missing here! Plus, the thought of trying to open certain blister packs with gloves on:sarcastic:

lizgodawgs

Specializes in Med Surg; Critical Care. Has 6 years experience.

You'll be fine. I don't see any need to worry.

SmilingBluEyes

Has 20 years experience.

Seriously, bring your concerns to your OB/Midwife. They can reassure AND give the medical advice we can't on this board. Good luck and congratulations.

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 9 years experience.

It is natural to fret in early pregnancy, especially if this is your first. Talk to your OB or midwife. I echo the others; the vast vast likelihood is that you and baby are just fine. Congratulations on your pregnancy. :)

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience.

Oh my. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy.

Chemo meds and some others do require gloves if pregnant. Ask your ob or the pharmacist at your work regarding safe handling while pregnant.

Angeljho, MSN, NP

Specializes in Mental Health Nursing.

Not chemo, But some narcotics and other medications such as lipitor, lopressor etc :(

I'm more worried about where you went to nursing school.

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

I understand the freak-out, as I was exposed to early first-trimester radiation (CXR and head/neck CT) in early pregnancy due to a bad rollover vehicle accident. I spent several weeks waiting to miscarry, then several more weeks worrying about what the U/S would show, then the remainder of the pregnancy worrying that the U/S had missed something. I get it.

For most drugs to be harmful, you have to ingest them. But the reality is we give pregnant women all kinds of drugs when benefit to mom outweighs risk to fetus.

If you have serious concerns, you should absolutely talk to your doctor or midwife. S/he knows you, knows your pregnancy, and can allay your fears better than any of us.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

I understand the freak-out, as I was exposed to early first-trimester radiation (CXR and head/neck CT) in early pregnancy due to a bad rollover vehicle accident. I spent several weeks waiting to miscarry, then several more weeks worrying about what the U/S would show, then the remainder of the pregnancy worrying that the U/S had missed something. I get it.

For most drugs to be harmful, you have to ingest them. But the reality is we give pregnant women all kinds of drugs when benefit to mom outweighs risk to fetus.

If you have serious concerns, you should absolutely talk to your doctor or midwife. S/he knows you, knows your pregnancy, and can allay your fears better than any of us.

newboy was funny, but this is a great answer!

sonar

Has 9 years experience.

You shouldn't touch Avodart or Propecia/Proscar without gloves, either. Seriously, just ask a pharmacist what can be absorbed transdermally that is a risk. I doubt you've touched the drugs I mentioned.

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ChellyFutureNP

Specializes in Primary Care, Progressive Care. Has 8 years experience.

I'm more worried about where you went to nursing school.

:roflmao:

BUT YES, you will be fine. Just relax, stress is not good for you =)