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May 4th, 2013, 01:50 AM
bigmummy bigmummy is offline
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I don't know what kind of research you will be doing, there is a risk to you and your baby if you are doing some chemical or other lab work. Even if it is mostly sitting in front of your computer, there is special risk to pregnant women. I am not trying to scare you, just think it is best to let the uni know, and they can do a risk assessment for you, make certain adjusts to accommodate you. If the project has certain parts needs more desk work, then it might be negotiable with your advisor to do that part in your late pregnancy and first few weeks after you had your maternity leave. Most university provide on-site creche, check with them about availability, cost, distance to your living quarter and your department, age range (from few months to 3 years?), opening time. Can any of your family come to assist you? as you are in a new state, if no family, you need to find commercial support as soon as possible: like antenatal club, childminder, babysitter, female colleagues who already have kids (some may even babysit for you). Plan ahead, you should be fine. congratulations.
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