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j4 From: j4 Date: November 10th, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yikes, scary -- I'm glad she (and baby) were OK!

We, as yet, do not admonish pregnant ladies for using the stairs.

Well, it's funny you should say that... :-} Our Health & Safety person at work did a "risk assessment for expectant mothers" thing for me ("Do you work with hazardous substances?" "Only if you count my office-mates' senses of humour", etc), & she said that if I hadn't already been in a ground-floor office she would have had to move me to one, because I wouldn't be able to climb stairs later in pregnancy. I pointed out that I still have to climb stairs to get to any other office or meeting-room in the building (it's a weird building), and she said that I'd have to go out the side door and back in the front door instead to avoid that... but that in the winter, this would be impossible because of ice, so I'd have to work from home.

I didn't like to point out to her that our bedroom and bathroom are upstairs so unless I sleep on the sofa and wee in the kitchen sink I'm going to be climbing stairs every day anyway.

a mother's place is in the wrong

Ha! Very true. But yes, I am going with the finger-sticking-up approach to it. :) Thank you.
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