Many pregnant women cannot afford not to work. They may be worried about how working will affect their unborn child and may have other worries as well. In earlier years, pregnant women stopped working for the duration of the pregnancy while their husband worked, sometimes more than one job to provide for them. However, in many households, it is impossible for pregnant women not to work, at least some of the pregnancy.
There are many jobs for pregnant women available. If she was working before the pregnancy, she should continue with her same job. If she was not working and now feels she needs to, she should try to choose a job that will be easier on her body.
For many pregnant women, the best job would be one where there was no lifting involved. She might also want to choose one where she can sit most of the day. Great jobs to look into include:
She should understand that working in retail will involve a lot of standing, which can be difficult is she is pregnant. However, there is generally less lifting and other difficult activities. She may decide to only work part-time if the job requires standing and that is difficult for her.
Telemarketing jobs can be fairly easy because she will be sitting down most of the time. There will be a lot of typing involved and a lot of phone use. One downfall of telemarketing is that customers can become rude and angry. They may yell or curse. If the pregnancy has made her very emotional, this job may not be a good choice.
Ultimately, the choice is up to her. If she feels she can do the job, she should be allowed to try. She should also consult her doctor and let him or her know she is looking for work and then tell the doctor where she is working and what she is doing.