A pregnant business lady runs into many problems. Pregnancy is a physiological phenomenon, not a social one. It seems there is no difference between an actively working woman and a housewife when they get pregnant. But it is not quite so. Such problems as over fatigue, stress, fear, that she will have to stop working and will have no possibility to catch up with her business do not let her concentrate on her and her little child. How should she behave in order to find a way out of this difficult situation?
It is necessary to get ready to pregnancy beforehand, but most women unfortunately ignore this important stage. First of all you should find out if you have no chronicle diseases, if your vessels are OK, etc. it is necessary to undergo medical treatment before fertilization, as any medicine are taken out of your organism during quite a long period of time. Getting to the fetus through your blood they may cause harmful changes of his development, as the laying of all his organs takes place during the first month after fertilization.
Unfortunately many women smoke nowadays. A wish to smoke a cigarette disappears during the first months of pregnancy as a rule, but by this time poisons already come through the placenta to a baby.
If you have any weight problems, you should consult your doctor beforehand as well. It is possible that you will have to keep to a diet for some period of time, as extra pounds during pregnancy may lead to different complications.
Do not delay a visit to your doctor. The sooner you become registered, the better. The best time to do it is before the 7th week of your pregnancy. Prenatal diagnostic will let reveal any violations in the fetus’ development. You will have to make urine, blood tests, determine the lever of sugar in your blood, your and your baby’s rhesus – factor, make syphilis and hepatitis analysis. Besides these traditional tests, your doctor can prescribe you to make the thyroid gland hormonal level test, monitoring fetus’ investigation, etc. There are two main items of your pregnancy dynamics – your weight and your pressure.
You should visit your doctor as often as he prescribes you to do. These visits will help you to prevent many possible complications.
Psychological problems may be considered to be the most difficult one for pregnant women. For those, who got used to caring about their business, to be a leader, to take decisions it may be difficult to adapt to a “quiet” life. Overloading, overfatigue, stress may become a reason for a premature delivery and changes in the baby’s development. That is why during your pregnancy it is important to understand that the only priority for you now is your future baby. Learn to say “NO” to your ambitions, moderate your business activity and do not try to be the first everywhere. If you feel you are unable to adapt to new conditions of your life, consult with your psychologist. It is necessary to change your way of life and your daily regime for the sake of your future baby, even when you feel yourself perfectly and not tired at all. Try to hand some of your responsibilities to your colleagues in order to have more free time for you and your little one. It would be very nice to have one day – off in the middle of a week. Discuss with your colleagues how can they find you in case of necessity.
Tips for Future Moms
During the last several weeks, you should attend special courses for future mothers. There you will master the childbirth behaviour technique, necessary breathing methods, that will help you to cope with the difficult work you will have to do soon.
You should always control your condition. Here come several tips that will help a future mother to keep herself vital:
– During your workday make several 10 – 15 minutes pauses: turn the quiet music on, make some simple exercises, which will help you to cope with your tiredness. Arrange yourself in an armchair comfortably, breath deeply, weaken your feet palms, body, facial muscles.
– The following exercises for your legs are very useful for you. You can make them without getting off from your chair. Put your shoes off, stretch your feet forward and make rotatory movements with them. It will help to make your blood circulation better and to lessen the swelling.
– Try not to spend much time driving a car, as the blood circulation process gets slower. While driving a car, put a little pillow under your small of the back. It will make you to sit more comfortable.
Doctors’ opinions about how does the work at computer monitor influence mothers and her future baby’s health differ. But you should definitely avoid sitting in front of the monitor during the first trimester. If it is not up to the harmful radiation, there is still much load on your eyes. And yet, sitting at the monitor, you spend much time in the same position, and blood circulation in the hip are slows down. It is dangerous for you. If you can not stay from working on computer, then follow the new rules of your “communication” with it:
• At the end of every hour make 10 – minutes pauses;
• Plan your time in a way to have computer off 2 – 3 hours a day;
• Do not forget about exercises for your eyes. Make them every hour;
• Put a cactus pot on your desk. It is said to neutralize harmful ions.
Every pregnant business – lady should be especially attentive to her condition. That is why you will have to find a compromise between your work and your health. Here are some tips to help you in it:
o Nourish rationally. A hamburger and tea for lunch are not enough for you any more. You need to refill the energy storage constantly.
o Avoid being overloaded. The most important for you now is your and your future baby’s health. Do not be afraid to remind your chef about it. Limit the amount of your work. It may be difficult for you to concentrate because of the hormonal changes taking place in your organism now, so it is a good idea to make a list of all you have planned to do. Have days – off every 3 – 4 days, if possible to sleep well and have a good rest.
o Breathe with fresh air. Air your room and go outside several times a day. In order to refresh yourself, it is enough to have a 20 minutes walk in a park.
o Make a pleasant atmosphere around. Think of everything good; surround yourself with things that make you smile. Put your favourite pictures and flowers on your table. Try to stay in high spirited!