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How to handle being pregnant at work

Pregnancy does not have to be the end of your career. Even though you may be forced to examine some things and make a few changes at your workplace, as a woman, you can manage to work even while pregnant.

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Pregnancy may appear to be a full-time job in and of itself and being pregnant at work may appear to be too much to handle. This is because a woman's health and capacity to work may be impaired as a result of hormonal and physical changes that occur during pregnancy.

 Before deciding on work, examine factors such as the nature of the employment, the working environment, and whether or not the employer is ready to make accommodations for you. You can certainly continue working if you are having a healthy, low-risk pregnancy.

Here are tips for balancing work with your health needs

1 Managing fatigue

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The most difficult difficulty you'll face during pregnancy is overcoming tiredness. This is because the physical pressure on your body may tire you out all the time. Taking a quick walk during your break will help you feel refreshed. It is also important to keep a close eye on your diet which is why including foods that are high in protein and iron in your diet is important. 

2 Managing morning sickness

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Morning sickness affects the majority of pregnant women and some may have nausea or unease throughout their pregnancy. To manage the condition, try to avoid all of your triggers, such as the smell of particular meals which might trigger the feeling of nausea. It's a good idea to keep crackers and ginger tea on hand at work.

3 Taking Care of Aches and Pains

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Women may have aches and pains throughout pregnancy when their posture changes dramatically due to the increased weight they are carrying. Stretching the back occasionally throughout the day and taking short pauses to move around can assist in relieving muscle tension and improve blood circulation. Backache can be relieved by sitting on an adjustable chair with enough lower back support.

4 Managing mood swings

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Due to the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, pregnant women are prone to mood swings and stress from work might exacerbate the problem. Meditation and relaxation techniques such as deliberate deep breathing and yoga may be beneficial.

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