Motherhood is one of the major joys of a women’s life. But, as a greater number of women are joining the workforce, they often fail to cope up and maintain a balance between their professional life and personal life, especially during the pregnancy period. Here are some tips which you can follow to take care of yourself if you are an ‘would be’ working mother:-
Have three to five healthy meals on a regular basis
Make it a point to eat nutritious snacks like cheese, lentils, milk, eggs, soya, fruits and sliced raw vegetables. All these items are best suited for pregnant working women. It is also essential for a pregnant women to take in four servings of calcium on a daily basis. The intake of Folega and Omega-3 supplements as prescribed by your doctor will help you to maintain your mental and physical health. They are also ensure for the proper growth and development of your baby.
Ensure that you have healthy snacks at your workplace
Munch some popcorn, peanut butter, cheese, crackers, fruit or hardboiled eggs at different times of the day since low blood sugar levels or hunger might cause nausea. Medicines for morning sickness can also prove to be good in case the issue is serious. Otherwise, you can opt for natural home remedies. At the same time a pregnant woman needs to ensure that she is well hydrated. An intake of iced water, barley water or lemon juice will suffice.
Be systematic and organized
Maintain a notepad and write the remainders of whatever you may want to do either at home or at office. You can also maintain a list of all doctor appointments as well as responsibilities at your workplace on your calendar which will help you to accomplish them in time. You can stick it to your schedule to ensure that you don’t feel too weary or over worked.
Perform a moderate level of exercise
Whenever you feel bored, take a walk around your office. It will in a great way reduce the chances of blood clots, swelling on feet and legs and varicose veins. Also, avoid doing anything which involves picking up heavy items as well as intensive exercises. Make it a point to remember that your feet should be up at night.
Ensure that you have a regular intake of vitamin C from fruits, juices, and supplements.