Laptops and pregnancy

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Registered: 07-01-2009
Laptops and pregnancy
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Sat, 03-06-2010 - 9:38am
This might sound crazy, but I was wondering if anyone had heard any warnings about the use of laptops during pregnancy. I use mine constantly as a freelance writer, and often I'm laying in bed with it propped right on my belly. The thought of all those wireless signals going through my body is starting to freak me out.
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Registered: 12-08-2009
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 6:10pm

You know, I don't think I have read anything lately about pregnancy and laptops, but I know it's considered an environmental risk for causing male-factor infertility.

Good question! Might check with your OBs office to see if they have an official position on this issue.

Valerie

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 7:12pm
I could have written this post myself. I am also a freelance writer and mainly work with a laptop on my lap. I've wondered the same thing. The googling I've done has said it was safe, but I'd be interested in hearing what your doc says if you ask.
- Jenna, 41, DH 38 TTC since September '06 with MFI. 3 failed unmedicated IUI's with DH sperm, 1 failed IUI with injects with DH sperm, IVF #1 BFN, FET BFP but M/c week 5, IVF#2 BFP m/c week 7, IUI with injects and donor sperm: probable chemical pg. 1 failed unmedicated DS/IUI. Started BCP's 7/30 for IVF #3, ER 9/10, ET 9/15, Beta 9/24 results 9/25. BFP, Twins. Lost 1st twin at 9-10 weeks, lost second twin at 16 weeks 12/17/08. Attempted IUI #4 converted to DS/DH IUI April 09 at my request, BFP and M/c. IVF #4 June 09 BFN. DS-IUI w/injects 7/6/09, BFN. Hysteroscopic myomectomy to remove fibroid 7/29/09.Unmedicated DS-IUI 9/09, BFN. DS-IUI with injects, 10/09, BFP and M/C. DH/DS-IUI with injects and HGH, 12/6. BFP! Betas: 12dpo 12/18 58, 14 dpo 12/20 157, 16dpo 12/22 379, 22 dpo 12/28 4,002



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- Jenna
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Registered: 07-01-2009
Mon, 03-08-2010 - 8:07pm

I will definitely ask when I go in for my appointment, but I'm guessing he's gonna tell me there's no research that says it's harmful, probably because there's no research yet, period.

It's probably one of those things that we'll have to wait decades before we know if there's any effect. And of course the computer companies are not going to want to hear about any adverse effects from using laptops, so someone else will have to fund the research, if it ever happens!

Just to be safe, I think I'm gonna resist the temptation to sit with my laptop on my belly. I guess my days of working in bed in my pjs are over (sigh).