For generations, baking was known as a very dangerous profession. Bakers were working with fine powdery flour which often became airborne, and which proved to have negative health consequences from breathing too much in. Also, the flour was highly flammable. If the fine particles hung in the air, the whole room could go up in flames.
However, the town bakery was also quite often the cleanest and warmest place in winter, so sometimes women and midwives would go to be near the warm ovens when they gave birth. Now that gives a whole new meaning to having a bun in the oven!!
Thanks to @26th_ave_bread for braving this dangerous profession and for the fun shoot!