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  #1  
July 30th, 2009, 03:02 PM
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Hey ladies! I work in a pediatric dental office so we use nitrous gas on almost every OP all day long. I am so nervous about working in the office with the gas. My boss is very understanding and will keep me out of OP as long as I need, but I am worried about the gas circulating around the office through the ac. I was working there when I had my last m/c at 5 weeks and wonder if the gas had anything to do with it. Does anyone know exactly what it does to cause m/c? I've been researching it but haven't been able to find anything. I don't know if I should ask for him to find a temp while I take off during the first trimester??? Also I am worried about the x-rays. Ugh I just know if I am not working I will go nuts but I obviously do not want to be doing anything that could harm our baby. Any insight???
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July 30th, 2009, 03:27 PM
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That is a tough one! I can totally understand your dilemma! I don't have any additional info on the subject. I just wanted to say that you should go with your instincts, and talk to your doc. Then talk it over with your SO, and make the decision together. KUP on what you decide.
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Pregnancy stats for baby #6, due late May 2014:
BFP (approx) 8dpo
(approx) 10dpo= HCG-31
(approx) 12dpo= HCG-123
(doubling time of 22.73 hours!!! )
8wk u/s appt scheduled for Oct. 14th


Prgnancy stats from baby #5:
13dpo= HCG-120, P4-20.5
19dpo= HCG-1427, (P4 was not taken again)
Doubling time = 40.31hrs
27dpo= HCG-19,935
Doubling = 50.47hrs (from 19dpo to 27dpo)
First doc appt & u/s scheduled for Sept 10th


pregnancy stats from baby #4:
12dpo= HCG 112
15dpo= HCG 586
Doubling time= 30.16


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July 31st, 2009, 06:52 AM
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Oh that is a hard one. I'd call your doc's office today and ask the nurse to ask the doc what you should do about working in that environment.
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July 31st, 2009, 09:09 AM
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I work in a dental office too, but in the administration side of things. One of our dentists uses nitrous but I dont think I have anything to worry about because I work far away from the OP and he doesnt use it very often (I would say once a week, three times at most and thats pretty rare). I didnt know that it could cause a m/c. Please note that the m/c I had was before I started working there. If you get more info let me know.
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July 31st, 2009, 07:37 PM
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How are you feeling? Have you gotten anymore info, or come to any conclusions? Don't wanna be a pain, just checking up on you.
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Karen (34), mom to five (soon six) beautiful children....DS (15), DD (7), DS (6), DS (2), DD (5mos) and expecting baby #6 late May 2014!!!*Please do not mention on FB*




Pregnancy stats for baby #6, due late May 2014:
BFP (approx) 8dpo
(approx) 10dpo= HCG-31
(approx) 12dpo= HCG-123
(doubling time of 22.73 hours!!! )
8wk u/s appt scheduled for Oct. 14th


Prgnancy stats from baby #5:
13dpo= HCG-120, P4-20.5
19dpo= HCG-1427, (P4 was not taken again)
Doubling time = 40.31hrs
27dpo= HCG-19,935
Doubling = 50.47hrs (from 19dpo to 27dpo)
First doc appt & u/s scheduled for Sept 10th


pregnancy stats from baby #4:
12dpo= HCG 112
15dpo= HCG 586
Doubling time= 30.16


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August 1st, 2009, 06:13 AM
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I am kinda leaning toward maybe taking the first trimester off..thats when you really wanna be away from N2O. My boss said what it does is somehow keeps the embryo from absorbing folic acid..which then could lead to m/c or as most of you know spinal defects. I am taking an extra 1000mg of it but still am very worried. He said he turns the scavenger on (vacuum on the N2O nose that sucks up whatever the kid doesn't smell) but I don't trust it...and I know a lot of the girls always forget to turn them on. Ugh I just don't know what to do.
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August 1st, 2009, 07:52 AM
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With all of the risk factors, and forgetful staff, I would go with taking the first trimester off. And, you might think you'll be bored outta your mind, but you will probably need the time to rest and can do a lil planning for baby's arrival while your off. Sounds like you have a good handle on things, and will make the best decision. GL hun!
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Karen (34), mom to five (soon six) beautiful children....DS (15), DD (7), DS (6), DS (2), DD (5mos) and expecting baby #6 late May 2014!!!*Please do not mention on FB*




Pregnancy stats for baby #6, due late May 2014:
BFP (approx) 8dpo
(approx) 10dpo= HCG-31
(approx) 12dpo= HCG-123
(doubling time of 22.73 hours!!! )
8wk u/s appt scheduled for Oct. 14th


Prgnancy stats from baby #5:
13dpo= HCG-120, P4-20.5
19dpo= HCG-1427, (P4 was not taken again)
Doubling time = 40.31hrs
27dpo= HCG-19,935
Doubling = 50.47hrs (from 19dpo to 27dpo)
First doc appt & u/s scheduled for Sept 10th


pregnancy stats from baby #4:
12dpo= HCG 112
15dpo= HCG 586
Doubling time= 30.16


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August 1st, 2009, 08:58 AM
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If you can take the first trimester off, that might be a good plan, especially since it's actually only about 2 months. That's the nice thing about being 3-4weeks pg when you get your BFP. If they keep the vaccum on, then I'd think it might still be ok. did you get a chance to call your ob?
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