RE: [Histonet] Re: Pregnancy

From:"Thomas, Shawna G."

When pregnant with my identical twin girls, I did gross dissection as
usual.  I did try to limit my exposure to xylene, but that was about it.
I did not worry too much about the formalin exposure since my exposure
limits have always been well below the acceptable levels.  My girls were
born at 35 weeks 5 days due to pre-eclampsia, but they were healthy and
did not spend any time in the NICU.  Now they are 22 months old and
running all over the place.  

Shawna Baker, MBA, PA(ASCP)
Pathologists' Assistant
AmeriPath Oklahoma 
  @ ISMC Pathology
(405)644-6146 phone
(405)636-7518 fax
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 6:07 AM
To: Laurie Popp;
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re: Pregnancy

congratulations on everything.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Laurie Popp" 
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 5:56 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Re: Pregnancy

> Hi Histonetters,
> I actually just had a healthy baby girl 8/10/07  and was a high risk 
> pregnancy ( diabetic) while finishing my HT and working full time in
> histo lab at Mayo.  I was advised by my OB to limit my formalin 
> exposure, to limit my xylene exposure as much as possible, and to be 
> very careful in special stains area.  To also be careful of B-5 which
> use for our bone marrows and the list goes on.  Basically I was
> to cutting and embedding most days.
> Hope this helps!
> Laurie Popp, BA HT ( ASCP)
> and happy mommy to Kaiana :-)
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