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    Very true mercurybds! both the fumes and the radiation is nasty (for mother and child)
    And oh, stack of dimes....talk to the hand, baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stack of Dimes View Post
    What? Does she think there's gonna be some requirement to weld in the kitchen while she's getting me a beer and making me a sammich?? She's gonna get her bare feet burned doing that!

    Tell the little gal she needs to worry about the little things, like how much mayo to put on and if there's enough brewskis in the fridge for when the fellas come over after work to watch the game.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Riley View Post
    I have a student who has recently become pregnant.

    She has finished all of the basic arc welding processes and has recently started oxyfuel.

    After oxyfuel she is scheduled to start SMAW prepipe (structural multipass) and then pipe .

    Any concerns we should have?

    Dont let her weld while she is pregnant. Think of the poor kid inside. Tell her to come back in a year or more.

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    Dont let her weld while she is pregnant. Think of the poor kid inside. Tell her to come back in a year or more.

    ...err Johnny the thread is nearly a year old (counts on fingers) the baby is at least 3 months old by now
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    Oooops! i didn't notice either.... thanks for sticking with me Johnny!
    (i guess i just coulden't resist replying to stack of dimes' post...)
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    Yeah it might have been over a year but I would imagine more than a few folks might be interested in what the Mother did. If she did stay with the welding did everything turn out OK for mother and baby.
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    Re: Pregnant Welders

    I know this is an old thread. I remember when it started. Coincidently enough though, I know a female welder who just yesterday gave birth to a beautiful healthy little girl. She welded through her entire pregnancy right up until a few days of giving birth. She does tig in a booth and does not do any heavy lifting, but welding non the less. She did consult with her doctor and had all regular check ups and such.

    However do not take these words or her experiance and run with it. Consult your doctor.

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    I am consernd about this topic my self. I am wanting to have a babby in the spring and do not know if I should quiet my job. We do not have light duty. I am a stanless steel welder. I know that hexeum cromeum is a dangerous chemical in stainless steel. It is safe in low doses for us but what about for a fetus. If anyone can tell me wear to find more information on this I would apreciat it. I have not been welding long and am consernd it will hurt my caree taking the time off.
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    The thing that is dangerous to the fetus are teratogens. Basically, A teratogen is anything that is labled (Known to the state of Calif. to cause birth defects). It causes a chromasomal problem typicaly 31-71 days gestation. My advice is tell her to come back in 9 months and learn to weld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottguinness View Post
    The thing that is dangerous to the fetus are teratogens. Basically, A teratogen is anything that is labled (Known to the state of Calif. to cause birth defects). It causes a chromasomal problem typicaly 31-71 days gestation. My advice is tell her to come back in 9 months and learn to weld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottguinness View Post
    The thing that is dangerous to the fetus...
    Wasn't he Marshal Dillon's sidekick in Gunsmoke?

    And thanks Stack of Dimes for the hardest laugh I had all day! On both of your posts!
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    I am currently in the same boat with a female that works for me. New to welding but shows alot of potential, scored a 96 for her first time on the Lincoln Vertex, fresh air hood recomended by everyone?

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    Ask a doctor and see what they have to say on the subject matter.

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    and to think I opened this looking for pictures....I kid
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    Quote Originally Posted by imc188222 View Post
    and to think I opened this looking for pictures....I kid
    To be honest, I think most everyone here was expecting pictures when they first read the title.
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    I suspect there has already been too much time spent around a live wire and TOO much magnetism. "Ba, Dum, BUM"

    "DOH" just noticed OLD TREAD shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stack of Dimes View Post
    What? Does she think there's gonna be some requirement to weld in the kitchen while she's getting me a beer and making me a sammich?? She's gonna get her bare feet burned doing that!

    Tell the little gal she needs to worry about the little things, like how much mayo to put on and if there's enough brewskis in the fridge for when the fellas come over after work to watch the game.
    lol, anyman who thinks a womans place is in the kitchen obviously doesn't know what to do with them in the bedroom.


    but back on topic here, why doesn't the student just go to the doctor and ask what the dangers are, and how safe it would be while she's pregnant? Or why doesn't she herself learn what the dangers are?
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    Re: Old Pregnant Welders

    Interesting original post, but as someone a year ago pointed out, the baby would be 2 years old, so the baby is 3 years old.
    In a couple of years, the kid will be holding a MIG gun.

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    Still no pics... I guess it's not that kind of site. too bad could be "different".
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    Just make sure she doesn't get zapped while weldiing. Everyone knows thats how cojoined twins are fused together

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    Get doctor's approval first. She might be hypersensitive to a certain thing.

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    You know this thread is from 2009 Right?
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    So the simease twins are three now.......How are they,it,him,her, doing?????

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    I taught my kids to weld in kindergarten.

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