Working During Pregnancy

  • Working from home during pregnancy -- how to manage and succeed

    Working from home is a dream job for most parents-to-be especially moms. How does a pregnant woman cope with all the physical aspects and organizational ones to boot?

  • Working from home checklist -- can you handle it?

    Have you always wanted to work from home but not sure you could handle it? You can always do a practice run for a few days before making any final decisions.

  • Insurance Mess!

    I was put on bed rest on September 26th for multiple high risk factors. The company I worked for has used Aetna as their health insurance provider for the past 2 years.

  • The pregnant gal's guide to buying business clothes

    Your career path doesn't come to a screeching halt just because you're pregnant. You still have endless meetings, presentations to give, and conferences to attend. Follow our suggestions below to build your business maternity wardrobe, combining comfort, room for "growth", and yet still having you look chiche and in charge.

  • Incompetent Cervix

    I was pregnant with my second child. We found out at my 20 week ultra sound it was a little boy. At about 23 weeks I began to experience contractions and soon had my baby, a stillbirth.

  • Pregnant and Hired -- It's About Time! New Yahoo CEO Makes Waves

    It's been one of the banes of pregnant women's existence for as long as one can remember. Trying to find a job while pregnant is practically impossible. Whether it's the employer's fear of higher insurance costs, or that the expectant mom will miss too much work, employers are hesitant to hire moms-to-be.

  • Standing Long Hours During Pregnancy Affects Baby's Growth

    Does your work require you to stand for long periods of time or to work long hours? If so, your pregnancy working conditions might hamper your baby's growth.

  • Car Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

    Most moms-to-be continue driving throughout their pregnancies. It's safe for most women, even during the last weeks as long as you take extra precautions getting behind the wheel.

  • Hotel Fires Pregnant Woman For Saying "Bye-Bye" to Guest

    A pregnant woman was fired by the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas for saying "bye-bye" on the telephone instead of "goodbye" to a guest.

  • What is the most effective way of finding out if you are pregnant??

    im a teenager and i still live at home and im scared that im pregnant and im showing alot of signs that im pregnant and my boyfriend knows that i feel this way and hes by my side all the way...

  • Morning Sickness: It's Not Easy Being Green!

    The paradox of morning sickness: Few people ever really dwell on the trauma of it, because it is the famous first sign of a glorious occasion to come -- the birth of a child. That is true. It's also true that morning sickness can be debilitating, depressing and alienating. Baby or no baby.

  • Insurance Mess!

    I was put on bed rest on September 26th for multiple high risk factors. The company I worked for has used Aetna as their health insurance provider for the past 2 years.

  • Vet Tech work while pregnant

    QUESTION

    Dear Midwife,
    Recently found out I am pregnant. I am probably about 5-6 wks. I work as a veterinary technician. I haven't been to my first appointment yet but was wondering about my job risks.

    I work mostly with dogs and cats. Daily job duties can include: cleaning cages and litter boxes, walking dogs, using strong cleaning agents and disinfectants such as bleach pine sol and roccal, sweeping & mopping, restraining animals (including dogs big and small as well as aggressive animals), taking x-rays, assisting in surgeries, dealing with bodily fluids of all types.

  • HELP!!!

    Hi, I am currently working full time and just found out 2 weeks ago that im 6 weeks pregnant, I have a question to ask and i would love a reply. i am 22 years old and worked for my employer for 9 months, i have two boss, i have the sales manage and the over all manager for every department.

  • The pregnant gal's guide to buying business clothes

    Your career path doesn't come to a screeching halt just because you're pregnant. You still have endless meetings, presentations to give, and conferences to attend. Follow our suggestions below to build your business maternity wardrobe, combining comfort, room for "growth", and yet still having you look chiche and in charge.

  • Maternity Wardrobe for the Between Weeks

    Get up in the morning, jump into a pair of jeans and by afternoon it's two sizes too small! During the "in between weeks" of pregnancy many women notice that by the end of the day their belly has expanded outward. What's the mom-to-be to do?

  • I am so Excited I'm pregnant and ready for my first!!

    I am so excited about having a baby. I once was pregnant before this and had a miscarriage. I was in pain and had to go through the miscarriage naturally.

  • Keeping Safe and Comfortable on the Job

    Years ago, women were expected to resign from their jobs the moment the pregnancy test came back positive, but today, pregnant working women are as much a part of the modern office as the computer and the fax machine. While most women are able to work through their entire pregnancy, There are some situations in which you may want to consider leaving work early or requesting some modifications to your working environment.

  • Work and Pregnancy

    You have a job. You're pregnant. Is your job dangerous for your baby? The workplace may pose certain risks, depending upon the occupation. Knowing what these risks are and minimizing them will help increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy.