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    I thought I would come in here and update.

    Yes I am pregnant and currently 11 weeks. Also I secured the gov job.

    I was not tested for pregnancy but I did have to strip down to my underwear and do a full physical so if I was showing, it may have been different.

    Thankyou all for your advice.

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    Congratulations on the job and pregnancy!

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    that is fantastic - on both fronts


    for a sticky one


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    A general pre employment medical includes a medical history, Bp, sometimes a biomechanics test ie exercises, push ups, sit ups etc, hearing test, audio testing, drug testing (urinalysis). Some request a chest X-ray. The only ones I've ever heard of doing preg testing is oil rigs, defense force and very rarely mining where working near radiation. Some mines also request a blood test to check lead levels (working in lead and silver mines)

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    When I had to have my medical for my job as a stevedore, I had found out the day before I was pregnant, and stressed so much about if I should disclose it.

    It was in fact a question on the form I had to fill out, so I decided to be truthful, and got the job anyway. Was pretty stoked.

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    I was concerned about the pregnancy test for this job as it is a very very male dominated field (less then 1% women) that is physical, outdoors and involves operating machinery and driving.

    If it was an admin job ect, I would not have been worried as even if I disclosed pregnancy, nobody would care.

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    have you told them now that you are pregnant?

    how did they take it?

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    I wont tell until i am 26 weeks when legally i will need to supply medical certificates to continue my job as long as i am able to, then i will swap to modified duties until i give birth. I am a private person and I carry very small. It is nobody's business that i am expecting apart from my family and medical team. I will only be taking 6 weeks off to recover from birth and my partner will be taking the PPL for 4 months.

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    cool

    hopefully they will be good and helpful. its always lovely if they are supportive - but in male dominated fields its sometimes hard.



 

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