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Working during pregnancy

Posted By Gyno-Blog

November 29, 2019

Working during pregnancy isn’t always an easy task for the mommas-to-be.
They will have to handle the morning-sickness, fatigue, stress etc while working during pregnancy.

Most women can continue working during pregnancy. Being pregnant, however, might put forward certain challenges at the workplace.

Ease morning sickness

👉🏻Avoid nausea triggers. Keep yourself away from
anything that triggers nausea.

👉🏻Snack often. A ginger tea in between might help.

Handling Fatigue

🍚To avoid fatigue, eat foods rich in iron and protein. Fatigue can be a symptom of iron deficiency anemia, but adjusting your diet can help.

🚶🏻‍♀Take short, frequent breaks. Getting up and moving around for a few minutes can help you. Spending a few minutes with the lights off, your eyes closed and your feet up also can help you recharge.

🍶Drink plenty of fluids. Keep a water bottle at your desk or in your work area and sip throughout the day.

✂Cut back on tiring activities.

🏋🏻‍♀Keep up your fitness routine. Although exercise might be the last thing on your mind at the end of a long day, physical activity can help boost your energy level — especially if you sit at a desk all day. There are now many options to join a prenatal fitness class, as long as your health care provider says it’s OK.

🧖🏻‍♀Go to bed early. Aim for at least eight hours of sleep every night. Resting on your left side will maximize blood flow to your baby and ease swelling. For added comfort, place pillows between your legs and under your belly.

Keeping stress under control

🚫Stress on job can drain the energy you need to care for yourself and your baby. So avoid handling stressful tasks.

✔Take control. Make daily to-do lists and prioritize your tasks. Consider what you can delegate to someone else — or eliminate.

✔Talk it out. Share frustrations with a supportive co-worker, friend or your family. Open up to anyone who can keep you relaxed.

💆🏻Relax. Practice relaxation techniques, such as breathing slowly or imagining yourself in a calm place.

Taking proper job precautions

Certain working conditions might increase your risk of complications during pregnancy — especially if you’re at high risk of preterm labor — including:

❗Exposure to harmful substances

❗Prolonged standing

❗Heavy lifting, climbing or carrying

❗Excessive noise

❗Heavy vibrations, such as from large machines

❗Extreme temperatures

If you’re concerned about any of these issues at your workplace , mention it to your doctor. Discuss and decide if you need to take special precautions or modify your work duties during your pregnancy.

Happy pregnancy 🙂

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