THE WORKING WOMAN’S GUIDE TO PREGNANCY

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Pregnancy is with no doubt, the most FANTASTIC ride a woman will ever take. Most women can continue working during pregnancy. Being pregnant, however, might present challenges at the workplace. Keeping up with the daily changes in your body and trying to figure out the source of constant emotional turbulence is a full time job in its own right. If you add that to your actual full time job, your hands are well and truly full. Listed below are a few tips for pregnant working women

Eat three to five healthy meals a day Nutritious snacks, like sliced raw vegetables, fruits, yoghurt, cheese, dals, sprouts, soya, milk and egg products are ideal for pregnant working women.

It’s smart to start taking prenatal vitamins. Your baby’s neural cord, which becomes the brain and spinal cord, develops within the first month of pregnancy, so it’s important you get essential nutrients, like folic acid, calcium, and iron, from the very start. If taking them makes you feel uneasy, try taking them at night or with a light snack.

There is a strong link between mind and body; if one is not taken care of, the other will suffer for sure. When you are pregnant, it is extremely important to eat right – especially if you are extra active and have a job as well. Just because you are at work, doesn’t mean you can’t have Nutritious food. Carry small containers of nuts, fruit yoghurt or smoothies, fruits, cheese and crackers, fresh vegetables and juices. Keep having them every two hours to keep your energy levels up and your mood balanced as well.

During pregnancy, your body needs more water to cope with the demands of your changing body. Water is also a key component of breastmilk, and essential for good lactation. Some women find that drinking water regularly helps relieve symptoms of morning sickness, acidity, urine infection and heartburn as well as indigestion.

Moderate exercise :

Staying active is a must for most moms to be. Regular exercise will help you control your weight, improve circulation, boost your mood, and help you sleep better 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. Take a walk after work or join a prenatal fitness class, as long as your Doctor says it’s OK.

Avoid alcohol :

There is no guaranteed safe level of alcohol use at any time during your pregnancy or even when you’re trying to get pregnant. When you drink, your baby drinks, and that can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).FASDs include a wide range of physical and mental disabilities and lasting emotional, behavioral, physical and intellectual disabilities that are not always easy to identify when a child is a newborn

Take breaks during work :

Avoid overburdening yourself with oodles of work and check for flexible work options that your office can provide you.. Prepare a schedule for yourself wherein you take out sometime to relax yourself. Pregnancy is a time when you have to obey your body rather than it being the other way round. Staying active and alert is a smart way to enjoy a health pregnancy and happy

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