Should women restrict work during pregnancy?
Nowadays, women do not have the option of not working during pregnancy. The good news is that it is completely safe to work during pregnancy. Working during pregnancy is usually not a problem unless a woman has risk factors, such as hypertension, or a complicated pregnancy, such as preterm labor. Women should check with their healthcare providers for specific restrictions. With an uncomplicated pregnancy, working close to or near the due date should not be a problem. Pregnant women should always wear comfortable clothing, move around frequently if sedentary, drink plenty of fluids, and have time to rest and take breaks. Women with strenuous jobs, those who work with heavy machinery, or those who work with toxic chemicals should consult their healthcare providers and their job’s occupational department for restrictions or concerns. Pregnant women who maintain an active and productive lifestyle help make time pass faster and add to a feeling of personal well being.