Though most women can and do continue to work throughout their pregnancies, they often find that they face some new challenges. Pregnancy takes a toll on both the body and mind. The common discomforts of pregnancy can make completing daily tasks at your job rather difficult. Nausea, aches, pains and mood swings are just some of the difficulties that working expecting mothers overcome. It is important for you to learn how to alleviate these discomforts and how to continue to work without jeopardizing your health or your pregnancy, like switching to a height-adjustable desk. Here are some great tips on staying happy and healthy at work when you are pregnant.
Getting Through the Daily Nausea
The term “morning sickness” does not begin to describe what some women face when it comes to pregnancy-related nausea. More women than not experience a queasy sensation throughout their day during one or more trimesters of pregnancy. Though some of this is unavoidable when a mother is also experiencing other medical conditions, you can decrease your morning sickness by avoiding triggers that bring it on. For instance, you might find that certain foods send you running to the bathroom or the smell of reheated foods during your lunch break. You might also try switching your prenatal vitamins, or changing the time of day that you take them. Packing small snacks and eating often can also help you to avoid pregnancy-related nausea at work.
Working Despite the Feeling of Exhaustion
Fatigue is another common complaint during pregnancy. You might find it nearly impossible to get through your daily tasks. This could be a sign of an iron deficiency, so be sure to eat iron-rich foods such as leafy greens, red meat, poultry and iron-fortified whole grains. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times and stay hydrated. Take frequent breaks to recoup and rejuvenate by walking around the office or taking a moment to step outside. Be sure to maintain a fitness routine if you are experiencing a healthy pregnancy, and go to bed early at night so that you can get plenty of sleep.
Stay Comfortable at Your Height-Adjustable Desk
As your baby grows, your aches and pains will too. Pregnancy takes its toll on virtually every part of the body—and you will find yourself quite uncomfortable at times. One way to decrease this discomfort is to use a height-adjustable desk. Being able to switch from standing to sitting will allow you to go from multiple positions easily. Standing at work helps to boost your energy, as well as relieve added pressure from your spine and tailbone.
Learn More About Standing at Work
The Sit2Stand Height-Adjustable Desk could help you to be happy and healthy at work during pregnancy, as well as when you are not expecting. If you would like to learn more about standing at work and the many benefits it brings, visit our product page, or contact a representative with Uprite Ergo today.