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laptops and pregnancy, is it ok?

(14 Posts)
greengoose Thu 06-Oct-11 21:01:00

Hi, I use my laptop a lot on my, well, lap. I am 4weeks preg. Is it still ok or is it to be avoided...... anyone know the facts?

BikeRunSki Thu 06-Oct-11 21:23:33

Well I did with DS and he seems fine (he's 3 now) and am doing so again (37 wks withDC2).

BellaCB Thu 06-Oct-11 21:25:20

I'm reading this at 25w with my laptop on my lap, so I really hope so wink

GlaikitFizzogOnaNeepyLantern Thu 06-Oct-11 21:27:03

Well DS is 5mo and had my laptop on my bump from v v early days every day until I popped!

he does have 12 toes tho....... grin

ceebie Fri 07-Oct-11 11:37:29

I would have thought that whilst you still have a lap it should be ok! My main concern would be running out of lap space over time, or having all the keys obscured by your ever-increasing bump!!!

MummyAbroad Fri 07-Oct-11 14:38:01

I dont know anything about safety issues, but I have to use mine loads for work (I am a translator and work from home) I bought this laptop table, and it has made a huge difference comfort wise. I am 36 weeks now and its invaluable as there is no real "lap" left to use a laptop on anymore!

FannibalLecter Fri 07-Oct-11 14:40:22

I dunno, I avoided doing it, especially as mine gets really hot underneath. Maybe was just being overcautious.

KatAndKit Fri 07-Oct-11 15:32:02

Yes it is ok. It is perfectly safe and no, you won't microwave the baby.
A lap top is ideal for pregnancy surely, a built in shelf?

Ikea laptop table is brilliant, so much better for your back than using the coffee table, less neckache too. A bargain at 16 pounds. I think it is called Dave.

KatAndKit Fri 07-Oct-11 15:32:32

but that one on Amazon looks very smart too!

jellybeans Fri 07-Oct-11 15:32:59

I used mine all the way through my pregnancy, DS is 2 and fine. I used a cushion just for piece of mind.

planetpotty Fri 07-Oct-11 15:47:23

I work with a lot (twenty plus) screens at work so researched this when I was pg as part of my risk assessment I could not find anything that said the radiation from the screens would harm an unborn baby.

spookshowangellovesit Fri 07-Oct-11 15:54:51

well i just had my 20 week scan and dd has webbed feet and a tail so lap top is a no no or maybe it was all the standing in front of microwaves grin

MummyAbroad Fri 07-Oct-11 17:50:11

forgot to mention that laptop table from Amazon (see link above) has a built in fan (gets power from your laptop via a USB), and because it has an inset that angles the laptop upwards the bottom part get lots of air around it, keeping it much cooler.

I dont work for the company honest!

greengoose Sun 09-Oct-11 19:25:22

Thanks for all the replies.... I have been trying to stop putting it directly on my tummy.... I guess Ill probably just go with using a cushion for now, and if it gets tough as I get huge Ill consider a table of some sort.

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