Hi, all. I am pg and was originally planning to defer school for one year ... however, my school indicated a willingness to be flexible with my schedule so I just started school. Gross anatomy starts soon and I asked my MD about exposure to formaldehyde. Long and short of it is results are inconclusive. Gross Lab policy is NO pg females allowed in lab due to fact that there has been some correlation between congenital anomalies and exposure to phenolic substances. One, I would have thought that the school would have mentioned this to me. Two, if I can bring exposure risk down to a minimal level (i.e. using a hepa respirator, double gloving, using special gown) I think I'd consider going forward. I find it hard to believe that there aren't pg morticians, pathologists, med. students, etc. Anyone have any ideas about how this can work? Thanks.