Pregnancy Tips - 10 Essential Tips for Working women

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 14, 2013

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  • Expect changes in performance ability post pregnancy.
  • Wear loosely fitting clothes to avoid putting pressure on the foetus.
  • Inform your immediate boss about your pregnancy.
  • Make sure that you sleep for at least seven to nine hours every night.

Experts suggest that pregnant women can work till the sixth month of their pregnancy. But, they need to be more attentive towards their physical as well as mental and emotional health during this time.

Pregnancy Tips for Working women

When you are pregnant, you will have to adjust some of your work habits and make slight changes to your schedule to stay safe and comfortable at the office. These changes will make it a more comfortable experience for you and also for the co-workers.


#1. Eat a Healthful Diet

A balanced diet is a must for pregnant women. If you are working during pregnancy then it becomes even more important to eat right. Owing to your busy schedules most of you are seen to overlook the importance of eating right and most importantly eating nutritious foods. Remember that you need to keep up your energy level to cope with both i.e. your work and pregnancy. Increase intake of carbohydrates and proteins in your diet. A health pregnancy diet comprises one of the most important pregnancy tips you must alwats stick to. Avoid fatty foods at all costs.                                      


#2. Inform your Boss/Colleagues

Inform your immediate boss about your pregnancy. Some women prefer to break the news in the initial stage of their pregnancy while others wait till the second trimester. Decide when you will inform your boss about your pregnancy. It is always wise to tell your boss before the pregnancy symptoms show up. It is ethical to inform your boss even if you are planning to stop working after your baby then it will give your boss time to find your replacement.                

#3. Wear Comfortable Clothes

Your clothes must be loose so that they don’t put pressure on the foetus. Loosely fitting clothes will also facilitate you to breathe well. Working during pregnancy can itself make one uncomfortable and therefore, if you have to stay productive and healthy on the job, make sure that you try and alleviate common pregnancy discomforts and the first step to doing that is wearing comfortable clothes.


#4. Keep Expectations Low

Don’t expect yourself to perform in the same manner as you used to before pregnancy. If your job is very demanding, ask your boss to temporarily transfer you to a less demanding area of your work. You can even request to work part time as per your convenience. If your job requires exposure to harmful chemicals, then immediately take the precaution.


#5. Know your Rights

It is very important to know your rights. Ask about the company’s maternity policies. If you think that the leaves are not sufficient, talk to your supervisor about it.


#6. Take Breaks

Make sure that you walk at regular intervals or you can even perform some stretching exercises. This will keep check on faulty blood circulation and prevent problem of swollen feet and back ache.


#7. Munch on Healthful Snacks

Make sure that you keep on munching healthy snacks to avoid feeling nauseated during work. Mini meals comprising salads and fresh fruits may be taken.


#8. Drink Plenty of Fluids

If you do not drink enough fluids, you are likely to get more nausea attacks than expected. Keep a bottle of water handy in your work area or at your desk so you can take sips throughout the day and keep yourself hydrated.


#9. Keep the Fitness Routine Going

It may be wise to think that exercise is the last thing to do when you are pregnant, but it is important to keep the energy level high. This is especially for women who sit at their desk for long hours. You may take a walk or join prenatal fintess class, but only if your health care provider approves of it.


#10. Go Early to Bed

Make sure that you sleep for at least seven to nine hours every night. Resting on either sides will improve the flow of blood to your baby and help you prevent the swelling. To get extra comfort, place pillows between your legs and under the belly.

If you oblige to these pregnancy tips and keep them handy, you will sail through the 9 months just fine.  



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  • Anita12 Apr 2013

    These pregnancy tips are great! I never knew pregnant women have rights pertaining to their state of conception, but these pregnancy tips have now given me some insight. I love this website. It has some good stuff huh

  • Reena30 Mar 2013

    Best pregnancy tips ever. Thanks.

  • Endometriosis Specialist London29 Mar 2013

    Working during pregnancy becomes very hectic for most of the women. Appreciate you post. Thanks for sharing those valuable tips with us.

  • Roopam25 Mar 2013

    Very useful information...I like all your pregnancy tips! It is so important to be healthy and Working women while pregnant

  • dibya kumari manaswini21 Feb 2013

    I know about healthy food for pregnany period.

  • priya06 Sep 2012

    I got positive result in home pregnancy test.I am a working woman.I have to travel 4 hrs daily. Can u prefer me which mode of transport will be better (bus/train).

  • Pooja30 Aug 2012

    Useful tips to manage work during pregnancy. I'm sure it has made work of expecting mothers easier!

  • pankaj26 Jun 2012

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  • Punam S Kesur31 May 2012

    i am 27 years lady........I have problem to conceive pregnancy.... last year 20th may 2011 i abort pregnancy because of still child problem .. but now again we are doing planning to pregnant last 3 to 4 month but i have not conceive. if any advice of me than contact me as possible as early.

  • Preet18 May 2012

    Hi, You need to take a home pregnancy test first. Yes Feeling little heat in lower abdomen is normal. Good luck.

  • seema11 May 2012

    mine is 25-27 days period cycle, this month i missed my date ,by when pregnancy can be confirmed and when should i go for sonography. i feel heating in my lower it ok

  • supriya09 Apr 2012

    can it is possible to travel during the early stage of pregnancy...plz reply

  • neetu31 Mar 2012

    i have an irregular mensus problem, from jan mensus coming in time lastly it came on 18 Feb, and Mar 20 little showed. What is the result i am pregnant or not

  • Diana30 Mar 2012

    Hi iam 30, and I am planning for a baby, will there be any complications?

  • shazia18 Mar 2012

    i m 38 i hav 5 years old daughter. i m a working woman can i get pregnant it safe

  • shazia18 Mar 2012

    i m 38 i hav 5 years old daughter. i m a working woman can i get pregnant it safe

  • razia shariq08 Mar 2012

    nice tips

  • jasmine14 Nov 2011

    last month oct 17 period for 14 of nov.i have 27 days periods cycle what is my pregnancy status please answer me

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