I’m almost 6 weeks pregnant and have been ill during most of my pregnancy due to the fact I work in a nursery. Before I started working there I hardly ever got ill but since I started I’m always ill, I havnt been there long but have already had tonsillitis twice, numerous sore throats, diarrhoea and vomiting, and fevers. The days are long and I feel I don’t get much rest as your always on your feet working in a nursery, I’m scared this is going to effect my baby and I’m not sure what to do? I’m tempered to just put my notice in but I don’t know what’s best, should I stick it out for a while longer?
Also, if you just started working there, of course you will get I’ll. your surrounded by kids passing on germs. My son was constantly ill when he first started. Your body needs to get used to the foreign bacteria
If you are feeling ill then get a sick note from your doctor and have some time to get better Have your employers done a risk assessment on you yet? When I do them ( nursery manager) I put the staff member on light duties, and give her extra breaks if needed I also review it every trimester Working in a nursery is hard work but it shouldn't affect your pregnancy if you have a supportive team i had a member of staff who was hospitalised with hg on several occasions and she was really ill at times, she worked very hard
You do need to look after yourself, take vitamins, plenty of fresh air, have a good diet, get plenty of sleep and wash your hands lots