Hi all, I just found out that I am pregnant! (We've already had one miscarriage, so keep your fingers crossed for us!) I teach in a k-2 austim specific classroom. Normally, the programs stop at 6, but we can have up to 8 kiddos. I now have 7. I heard a rumor today that I maybe getting a kiddo with fragile X who is extremely violent. Only my para's at work know that I am pregnant, because I am so early. I've only found out this week. All of the other kids in my class have their behaviors relatively undercontrol. (At least to the point that I am not worried about being pregnant while teaching.) I do not want to work with extremely aggressive children while pregnant. I originally taught in an ED/BD setting, but moved when I became pregnant one summer. The stress of worry that something might happen was too much for me. On the other side of things, I would not be getting an additional para and one of my para's is not particularly young. I love my job to death, but have had a lot of problems with the district special ed department. What do I do? I don't even know if the rumors are valid. From what I understand the child was in an ISP program, the parents threatened a lawsuit to get him into a different class (I think self contained) and the school there successfully gave me a child with behaviors in the past, so they are thinking of trying to give him an autism label, even though they know he has fragile X. The truth is, I don't mind kids with behaviors, but I am EXTREMELY paraniod about miscarrying again. I need and love my current job and really don't want to make a scene with the school district. I also don't want to tell everyone that I am pregnant so early on. It was horrible coming back when everyone knew I had miscarried the first time. My district will not help me, they really don't care and my union rep will probably need a little more than rumors to go on. How do I prevent this move from happening? This child will get better care from a teacher who is not afraid that working with him will lead to the death of her unborn baby. But I know that isn't politically correct to say. Is it time to publicize the pregnancy?