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Pregnant! Help!

I’m 5 weeks pregnant, and don’t want to disclose this information to my employer yet. This is my second pregnancy, and after I gave birth to my son, I lost my job. So this time, I want to have all my ducks in a row before I disclose to my new boss, for fear this will happen to me again. My question is.. My doctor wants me to wear a lead apron while taking films, as a precaution. If I do this, it’s obvious I’m pregnant. And since I’m only 5 weeks along, I’m not comfortable sharing. What are you’re thoughts on how I can hide this pregnancy longer and still protect my baby?



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This is a toughie! I’m actually in the same predicament more or less. I am 8 weeks pregnant after having 3 miscarriages over the last year. My employer and co-workers were aware of my past pregnancies so after each loss I had to deal with letting them know….which was just awful.
Anyway, this time around I am being very careful not to tell anybody until we are in the “safe” zone. I have to wear a lead apron at work and of course everybody asked if I was pregnant. I simply told them “no, but we are trying and I’d like to be extra precautious”. That seemed to work but I still think that they are on to me. Unfortunately, working in a small office environment there is not real sense of privacy. You certainly are not required to discuss it with anybody but be aware that they may figure it out on their own.

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As long as you are at least 6 feet away from the radiation you should be fine without wearing an apron. Radiation is lower now since the digital world and the radiation does not bounce around off walls etc.

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