Should you continue working full-time through your third trimester? In fact, it is one of the frequently asked questions that most pregnant women ask. While every new day brings a new surprise and gets you a step closer to meeting your little baby. Here are some suggestions on how to survive work while pregnant in the third trimester:
Dress comfy, loose and stretchy clothes paired with flat shoes that will make you feel much comfier than heels. We recommend you to wear maxi dresses or maxi skirts with a scarf, necklace, bracelets, or a belt tied loosely above your belly. If the place where you work has a dress code, you can talk to your boss or HR about making an exception for you while you’re pregnant.
You can live in leggings during your third trimester. In fact, a lot of pregnant women don’t actually wear real pants while pregnant during their third trimester and they wear leggings instead.
Water, bathroom breaks…
You’ve already heard the pregnancy tip of drinking tons of water. In fact, drinking water helps with swelling that you experience during your pregnancy. In addition, it also helps prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, fatigue, headaches, and overheating. As a result, the more water you drink, the more you’ll have to pee, but it’s worth it. Make sure to know the closest bathroom to you is, and have a backup bathroom in case that one is occupied.
Make sure to take a lot of snacks to work and to keep them handy at work. They’ll help with the extreme tiredness you’re facing and help to raise your energy levels. Snacks will satisfy your hunger that you are probably feeling all day, especially during the third trimester. Besides, they will provide you and your growing baby with all the essential nutrients and extra calories you need.
Ask for adjustments
Speak to your co-workers and boss about the changes you might need to make during your third trimester for instance; bathroom breaks more often, or less standing in order to keep working. Make sure your work area is as comfortable as you need. If you used to sit on a disk, place a box under it to prop your feet up. Remember to put a little pillow behind your back as it will make sitting all day more bearable and comfortable. If your back or hips are sore and bothering you, bring in a heating pad or heat packs.
Most pregnant women have like a billion doctors’ appointments during their pregnancy, especially during the third trimester. Make sure to go to all these appointments even if this means that a few doctor’s appointments a week will take you away from your job.
Women who worked through their pregnancies are delighted with their work because it’s a great opportunity to continue making an income at the same time staying active and busy each day. In addition, working will make them feel productive and be living their lives the best way they want.