Do you work night shifts? Are you pregnant and worried about how you’re going to get through it all? Though it is not ideal or always recommended to work night shifts while you are pregnant, the reality is that it is not always avoidable. Here are some tips that will help you to feel more confident and capable to do your job while carrying that little bundle of joy.
Some tips to help you do your job while carrying that little bundle of joy.
#Snacks high in iron can help keep your energy up when #working shifts while #pregnant.
Exercising well will help you to sleep well and get re energized . Develop a daily routine of light exercises to keep the fatigue away. Remember to take a break during work to walk and stretch every couple of hours. These are ways it can help:
Because you are carrying another human being, and your immune system is weaker when you are pregnant, you need to be extra vigilant about your health when you are working. Making your health a priority can help you to work longer and have a healthy pregnancy.
Learning techniques that help you to relax can remove some of the stress that comes with pregnancy.
Learning #techniques to help you #relax can remove some #pregnancy stress
Taking care of yourself is important for you and your baby. Talk to your doctor if:
Your doctor will be able to help you to do what you need to get your health back on track.
It’s important that you have a great working relationship with your boss, especially when you’re pregnant. Having a good working relationship will help in the upcoming months to make your time there mutually beneficial.
With these tips, you will be prepared to excel on your night shift in the workplace during your pregnancy!
Dr. Pushpa Chandra is a Vancouver based Naturopathic Physician with an integrative approach to healthcare. Her background includes over 27 years of acute care hospital experience as a registered nurse and 22 years at BC Children's Hospital in critical care, working with the province's sickest children. Her special interests include research in circadian rhythm disruption, sports medicine and pediatrics. As a competitive sports enthusiast, Dr Pushpa completed ultramarathons and marathons in all 7 continents including North Pole, Antarctica and Mt Everest. As a shift worker she has been using the ingredients of AWAKE and ASLEEP to boost her performance, endurance and overall health.
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