First Trimester

Self care tips for working moms during pregnancy

Self care tips for working moms during pregnancy
Published : April 08 , 2016
Latest Update : June 01 , 2022
Samira Dajani is a certified nurse from Nursing Council for England and Wales. She is also an authorized yoga instructor for the... more

Pregnancy is tiring enough, so women who also work while pregnant, bless you! Most women continue working during pregnancy. Working during pregnancy is not always easy, some women suffer from morning sickness, so don’t be hard on yourself mommy. Allow extra time to get ready for work, rushing around can contribute to nausea.

Here are 6 tips to help you ease through this phase:

  • Have some dry crackers.

    Many pregnant women swear by it!
  • Stay away from strong smells.

    Many smells might trigger nausea.
  • Drink plenty of fluids

    Especially water so as not to become dehydrated. If you have a job that requires sitting down a lot then try to find a way to move around when possible to stimulate the circulation in your body. It is a good idea too to cut back on activities especially in the early month of pregnancy and try resting as much as possible when the workday ends.
  • Go to bed early

    Try to aim for seven to nine hours of sleep every night. After all, when your bundle of joy arrives you won’t have this luxury! In the first few months at least… let’s be honest… years!
  • Start Yoga classes, but consult with your doctor first.

    After 12 weeks of pregnancy you can ask your doctor if you could start prenatal yoga classes. Yoga during pregnancy will teach you how to relax, how to maintain muscles tone and helps to control mood swings due to hormonal changes in your body. It also teaches special breathing exercises to deal with the pain of labor and delivery.
  • Join childbirth preparation classes.

    These classes usually take place after 28 weeks of pregnancy, but you should take your doctor’s permission on this. You will learn everything you need to know about labor and delivery, how to take care of your baby and how to take care of yourself during pregnancy and after delivery.

Here are 4 simple exercises you can do while at work to help:

  • Put your feet up:

    Accept your condition and the stresses and strains pregnancy puts on your body during the working day. Put your feet up whenever you can!
  • Take things slowly:

    Where once you walked briskly up the flights of stairs, you may find the progress now somewhat slower. Stop whenever you feel fatigued and rest.
  • Squatting:

    Whenever you have to bend down or if there is no chair available, squat instead. Incorporate the squatting position into your working day. This will strengthen your thighs.
  • Leaning:

    Lean against a wall and stretch your legs backward.

If you have persistent fatigue, talk to your doctor and try to rest as much as you can. You’re pregnant! Use that card young lady! Happy Pregnancy!  


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