When working during pregnancy, you may get tired more than usual, especially during the first and last trimesters. Here are a few tips that can help with your work day.
Use your lunch break to eat and rest, not run errands. Take time to sit in a park or cafe in order to switch off from any stress at work.
Set up your workstation correctly and adopt good posture. You may need to readjust the position of your chair and computer as your pregnancy progresses.
Take frequent, short breaks away from your desk. A short stroll every 45 minutes can help you avoid acidity and heartburn. Stretching helps aches forming.
Drink water and eat small healthy snacks, such as fruit and nuts, throughout the day. This will keep energy reserves high and combat any nausea.
Choose comfortable clothing and footwear. Wearing layers of natural, breathable fabrics will help you adjust to any fluctuations of body temperature.
Stagger your commute by asking your employer if you can work slightly different hours to beat the rush hour - which can be challenging whether you are driving or using public transport.
Keep housework and cooking to a minimum in the evenings - this time is essential for relaxation so ask your partner or family members to help you out.
Go to bed early whenever you are able.