It’s important to keep in mind that working during pregnancy has many risks, including hemorrhage, blood clots, and other complications. Owing to these risks, end up concerned about whether they should continue working at all during their pregnancy. It’s best to consult the doctor and seek their advice. That said, in this blog, we discuss some dos and don’ts of working during pregnancy:
It is important to give yourself a break from the workplace during pregnancy. You should take regular breaks in order to avoid any health problems or stress-related issues. Experts say that women who work full-time are more likely to have gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels in comparison to those who do not work at all during pregnancy.
Smoking is harmful to pregnant women and can increase the risk of their babies developing birth defects or having lower birth weights. If you smoke, you should stop it immediately before becoming pregnant and even during pregnancy itself. Your doctor will advise you on how much smoking is safe during pregnancy and when it is safe to resume smoking after the delivery of your baby.
Staying hydrated is very important while pregnant. Drinking enough water makes it easier for your body to absorb nutrients from the food you eat as well as ensuring that your kidneys get enough oxygen to function properly all through your pregnancy period. This prevents further complications such as pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure) or gestational diabetes mellitus.
Pregnant women should avoid heavy lifting, cleaning, or any other physical activity that may pose a risk to their health. This is especially true while they are still in the first trimester.
Your doctor will be able to provide you with information about how your body is changing during pregnancy so that you can make informed decisions about how much time off from work is appropriate for you at any given point in time.
Take medical leave, as needed, because of pregnancy-related complications. Pregnant women are more prone to suffer from various diseases such as bronchitis, asthma and low blood pressure. The symptoms of these diseases can lead to serious complications during the pregnancy, which in turn may affect the baby’s development.
Caffeine can increase blood pressure and heart rate in pregnant women, which can increase their chances of having a miscarriage or premature birth. It can also affect the baby’s development by interfering with how well it sleeps at night. If you do drink coffee during pregnancy, limit yourself to 200 milligrams per day.
Working during pregnancy may not be suitable for every woman. Even if it is, it’s important to know the well-being basics to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
In the end, working during pregnancy is a very personal decision. Ultimately, it’s up to an employee and their spouse or partner to decide if they can continue working in their current position or not. In this decision, a doctor’s advice and recommendation also play a key role.