Unsafe Work During Pregnancy

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm working as a club singer, and had recently found out that I'm 3 weeks pregnant. I'm excited about it, so is my boyfriend.

As happy as I am with my job, I know that it's not the best condition for my baby. You see, every time I think I moved too much, or force my voice too much while singing, I feel uncomfortable where the baby is.

Is this really harmful for my baby or is it just me being paranoid? And if it is harmful, how does it affect my baby?

Worried sick,
Amy

ANSWER

My big question is whether smoking is allowed in the club. Moving too much is not a risk unless we are talking trampolines or horseback riding, but cigarette smoke definitely is.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.