Women's Health

Pregnancy and Work
Pregnancy does not hinder work or progress in it, as the pregnant woman can practice work properly, while trying to balance between them to maintain the physical and psychological health of the fetus, if the office work does not entail any risks that no need to worry about, but if some risks are required for Pregnancy, so the pregnant woman should not hesitate to ask the official to reduce or replace work, which includes:
  • - Too much standing.
  • - Carrying or pushing heavy weights.
  • - Traveling a lot most of the time.
  • - Going up and down stairs.
  • - Working in radiological areas (e.g.: x-ray rooms).
  • - working in places of chemicals; Some of them can cause birth defects or miscarriage.
  • - working long hours without rest; Where it can cause miscarriage, premature birth or low birth weight.
  • - Working in a place with a loud sound level of more than 90 decibels (such as: the take-off area of airplanes or some loud electrical devices), as it has been shown to be associated with low birth weight.

Office work:
Most office work is safe for pregnant women, but due to fluid retention during pregnancy, sitting may pose some difficulties (such as: swollen wrists and inability to type on the keyboard), so it is recommended that:
  • Take intermittent breaks and walks; To improve blood flow and reduce swelling.
  • Use a comfortable chair and a supportive pillow for the lower back.
  • Follow the correct way to place the hands and arms when using the computer.
  • avoid crossing legs; Where it causes cut off or lock up blood flow.

If the work requires frequent standing, it may cause some back and leg pain, especially in the last trimester of pregnancy. As frequent standing may reduce blood flow to the fetus and slow its growth, but if the pregnant woman has to stand, these tips must be followed:
  • ake intermittent sitting breaks.
  • Wear comfortable shoes with a comfortable sponge floor.
  • Sit while working instead of standing.
  • Take enough time to rest when returning home and do not rush to do housework immediately after returning from work.

Work related problems:
  • Fatigue and exhaustion: especially in the first trimester, when there is a frequent feeling of nausea or constant sleepiness, and the last third due to an increase in body weight. To reduce them, it is recommended to follow the following:
  • Make sure to bring some snacks that improve the feeling of nausea while avoiding the food that causes it.
  • Adhere to sleeping early, while avoiding staying up late and drinking stimulants at night.
  • Balance between sitting and movement, as it helps to improve the feeling of fatigue.
  • Get some rest outdoors or by a window.
  • Use comfortable back supports or choose a comfortable armchair.

  • Pressure and tension: by controlling the reaction of emotions as much as possible, try to avoid stress, and take a short break for a few minutes to walk and breathe deeply.

Wear shoes:
  • During pregnancy, the body suffers from fluid retention due to several factors, and this retention may lead to some swelling and swelling in the feet, which results in an increase in the size of the shoe size; Therefore, the pregnant woman needs to choose wide, comfortable shoes (such as: sports shoes) that facilitate movement and movement, and avoid narrow or high-heeled shoes.
  • If the work requires sitting for a long time, it is advised to try from time to time to raise the feet on a chair or footstool to reduce fluid retention in the lower legs and feet.

Last Update : 31 May 2023 12:50 PM
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