Pregnancy at work: changing habits to endure a healthy baby
Not every future mother can, and wants to spend pregnancy on the lawn, listening to the singing of birds. Actually, no one forces you to give up business life, you just change your habits a little.
If the shortcomings of ordinary life – lack of exercise, stress, inadequate nutrition and others – can not be corrected during pregnancy, it is unlikely that the baby will be born without problems. But business activity is not among the risk factors.
obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. med. Sci., Professor, I obstetric clinic MONIAG, Moscow region
With an impartial analysis of flights, it may turn out that the main enemies of the future mother are not the office located two hours away from home, and not the boss who loads the affairs, and not even the husband who does not help at all in the household, but herself. More precisely, her career aspirations, the desire to keep everything under control, the inability to delegate authority and abandon the usual way.
If we reconsider our priorities, putting forward our own health and development of the baby, complications can be avoided and even benefit.
Obstetricians-gynecologists believe that work helps pregnant women to maintain mobility and vitality, increases their confidence in their abilities and creates a positive mood for childbirth. The main thing is to learn to tell yourself to stop! , understanding that everything can not be done, and nothing terrible will happen if you slow down the rhythm and even break down (for example, due to nausea in the I trimester or increased fatigue in III).
If you feel that you are too busy, pause. The law is on your side: first, pregnant women can not be dismissed, and secondly, with the slightest discomfort, you can take a sick leave: doctors in such situations usually meet halfway.
There are SanPiN 18.104.22.1685-96 approved by the Decree of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service of Russia No. 32 of 28.10.1996, according to which the workplace should be equipped with a rotating armchair with a backrest, a headrest, a lumbar bolster and armrests. For the convenience of the future mother, this is quite enough, you just need to adjust the seat for yourself. For the first half of pregnancy, the ideal angle is the angle of the back of the chair at 90-110 °, that is, straight or slightly back.
In the second trimester, it is necessary to sit, resting on 105-115 °, rest – reclining, at an angle up to 135 °. Arranging on the chair, you can not sit far from the back of the chair, pushing forward the sciatic mounds, leaning on the back and tilting the pelvis back.
In this position, the lumbosacral section is overloaded and the blood flow in the vessels between the vertebrae worsens.
With the correct position, the back and pelvis should be on the same vertical line. If the stomach is already grown, sit, pushing the hips – the baby lies between them.
Do the same with the left hand. Then, in the sitting position, tilt your head forward, slightly open your mouth and press the tip of the tongue to the lower sky.
After 10-15 minutes, the muscles of the lower jaw relax and the nervous tension will subside.
If this does not help, get out and, stroking your belly, talk to the baby. Explain to the crumb that your anger and irritability are not addressed to him at all, but between you everything is fine and different can not be. And in general, there is no reason for anxiety and fear, because my mother is near.
After 10 minutes, you will certainly feel relieved.
Soothing means are different, but without the approval of a doctor, they should not be bought. Even innocuous tinctures of valerian, motherwort, peony and homeopathic preparations for pregnant women need the approval of a specialist.
The doctor may confine himself to vitamin complexes. For example, to increase stress resistance, magnesium helps well - it does not allow muscles to stay in a state of stress for a long time.
In the third trimester, because of the large abdomen, it is difficult to move from point A to point B. Faster fatigue occurs, it is more difficult to concentrate, attention is easily scattered and irritability appears. Body signals should not be ignored. By law, the future mother can go on a well-deserved vacation from the 30th week, and this opportunity should not be missed.
And it is even better to lengthen the rest period, having issued a regular leave before the maternity leave. Time spent away from business life, will help tune in to the X-hour. Psychologists say that if a woman prepares for childbirth and understands the role assigned to her well, then they pass easier.
The business lady, who came to the hospital immediately after the board of directors, is very difficult to switch to a wave of motherhood. It is known that in those women, for whom the career is the first place before and after childbirth, postpartum depression appears more often and the interest to the child slowly wakes up.
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