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Know What’s What on the Job

If you work in an environment where you’re exposed to chemicals, make sure you know exactly what the chemicals are and what effect they may have on a pregnancy. Employers are required by law to release the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on any workplace chemicals to employees. If you’re concerned about workplace chemical hazards, speak to your employer about changes you can make once you’re pregnant (if not before). It’s also important that your partner check his job exposures, as well; some chemicals can affect male fertility, too.