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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Help please

    I am an active duty member in the Air Force and I work in an "Industrial area". I am an aircraft maintainer by trade. My Commander is trying to get to me to work the snack bar, which normally would be no big deal, just wear gloves when you handle the money, right? However, the snackbar is located right next to our tool and hazzardious materials storage areas. These tools are covered in air craft grease, jet fuel, and oil. The snack bar is still in the industrial area and I'm worried about my unborn baby being around the fumes and all those hazzardious materials.

  • First posting

    Well I found out I was pregnant about a month ago. Was really excited about it and with the guy I had been dating. Seeing how we both seem to be on the same page, I'm still excited for the future.

  • 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.

  • Today is overwhelming

    Ah, how I missed the roller coaster ride of hormones that comes with pregnancy. Yesterday I couldn't have been more excited, yet today I'm a ball of stress on the verge of tears. Where are we going to get the extra money for another mouth to feed? How am I going to keep working at the veterinary hospital where chemo and x-rays are a part of my daily routine? How will I deal with a 15 month old and a newborn at the same time?

  • working mom

    What is your working mother method? Some really helpful info on the choices that working mothers make. www.primarydilemma.com

  • 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.

  • Negotiating Maternity Leave

    Thinking about getting pregnant, or already pregnant? It's never too early think about what you will do when baby gets here. When planning your maternity leave, the more you can plan or arrange ahead of time the less stress you will feel.