These days, it seems like every royal family is expanding! Now that the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to Britain's heir, Sweden had an announcement of its own over the weekend. Multiple sources are reporting that Princess Madeleine of Sweden is officially pregnant. This comes shortly after her fairytale wedding and honeymoon with Christopher O'Neill, the New York banker she chose to wed earlier this summer. The pregnancy will be the first for the princess and her husband.
Because the couple just now chose to announce the big news, many think that the baby was conceived on their honeymoon - how sweet! O'Neill and Princess Madeleine began seeing each other in 2011. Currently, Madeleine is third in line to the Swedish throne.
Despite being in the midst of her pregnancy calendar, ABC News reported that the Princess won't have to postpone her plans for this fall. The Swedish Princess is slated to help with the World Childhood Foundation throughout the upcoming season. Her due date is marked for March 2014.
Can I work while pregnant?
A month before her due date, Kate Middleton decided to opt for rest and relaxation rather than more public appearances. However, Princess Madeleine proves that you can still get plenty of work done throughout your pregnancy - the question is how much. Whether you just found out you're expecting or you're already three months in, there are a couple of factors worth noting.
The Mayo Clinic stated that fatigue will likely slow you down as your pregnancy progresses. For this reason, you'll want to take breaks often to maintain your energy levels if you choose to work while expecting. Cutting back on strenuous activities such as lifting is also a must - talk to your doctor about which physical activities are safe for you and your unborn child.
If you want to work well into your pregnancy calendar, you'll need to ensure that you're getting a good night's sleep every night to handle your daily responsibilities. Ideally, you should also try to conduct tasks in comfortable positions more often. For example, if you need to copy files, consider doing them in a chair rather than standing to ease your aching body.
How have you worked while pregnant in the past? Were you ever advised to get bed rest by your doctor? Leave your feedback in the comments section!