Pregnancy and Work
Let's face it-pregnancy is a lot of work! Since many women work right up until the day they give birth, it's important to balance on-the-job and baby responsibilities. Learn how to take extra special care of yourself, starting with reducing stress and lightening your workload.
You’re nearing your third trimester and I know what you’re thinking each time you step into the office: pregnancy and work? Pregnancy is work!
That growing baby is likely going to make your dreams come true, but, before he or she arrives, it’s important to take extra special care of yourself, starting with reducing stress and lightening your workload. Many women work right up until the day they give birth – or, in some cases, a bit longer (I actually found myself writing an email or two on our way to the hospital). On-the-job workloads and responsibilities differ just as much as types of pregnancies differ, so this is one of those situations where you need to make the call yourself or have your doc make it for you. The key to a healthy pregnancy is moderation, but in some cases you’ll need to take caution with how your work may be affecting your baby. The March of Dimes shares tips and advice on how to stay safe and healthy on the job.