You can, of course, continue to work if you wish during your pregnancy. However, it’s also possible to request some time off if you feel that your career is putting too much pressure on you during what can be a difficult time. It will always depend on your job, the industry you work in and the position you fill. If your job requires a lot of manual labor, it might not be the best idea in the later months of your pregnancy. You might also want to ease off work if you find yourself trying to cope with high levels of stress. Stress, it has been noted, can be bad for the baby during pregnancy as well as your own personal health. Still, if you do want to continue working without any time off through your pregnancy, there are some steps you can take to make it easier.
You need to make sure that your boss, employer and colleagues are understanding during your pregnancy. They may need to let you avoid some of your previous duties. For instance, someone who is pregnant shouldn’t be on their feet all day and therefore may not be able to work at a till. Or, you might have to get someone else to complete work that involves lifting heavy items. You should have as much support in the office as you do at home. This will ensure that you are not facing any emotional or physical strain during your pregnancy.
If you don’t feel like you are getting the support you need when you are pregnant, you can think about correcting the situation. Try to speak to your boss or someone higher in the food chain if they don’t seem to be paying any attention.
To get the level of support you need in work, you may want to complete checkups with a health professional. You might find that your company uses a service like health assessments by Health Assured. If that’s the case, you should have all the support you need. You can speak to one of their employees regularly and ensure that you are not under high amounts of stress. If there is any issue, a health professional might recommend that you take some time off. Remember, you always need to put the health of you and your unborn child first. That means you shouldn’t worry about whether you are missing a few days of work every now and then during this time.
Hormones Going Crazy
When you are pregnant, particularly in the later months you’ll find your hormones start going crazy. Mood swings might plague your day and it’s difficult at this point to guarantee a high level of customer service. Obviously, we’re not suggesting you’re going to start shouting at customers but you might be more on edge than usual. It’s important that you are aware of this and make sure that you keep your emotions under control in the office. You can let things go later when you’re at home. But again, you should find that your employer offers you a lot of leniency here.
We hope this helps and stops work getting on top of you during your pregnancy. It can be a stressful time but the end result is going to be absolutely incredible!