Do’s and Don’ts While Working – List of Suggested Job Restrictions During Pregnancy

Many mom’s don’t think about how their current job duties may affect their health during the course of their pregnancy, especially, towards the very end when you are often the most uncomfortable.  Most mom’s will be able to work through the entire duration of their pregnancy with very minimal job restrictions or pregnancy related complications.  However, if you have a physical job or the work you do is considered dangerous it is possible that you may need to talk to your doctor to determine what you can and can’t do while pregnant.  Pregnancy isn’t considered a disability and doesn’t meet the standard requirements covered under the American Disabilities Act.  However, pregnancy is covered under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act  in the United States and it states that employers shall treat pregnancy the same way they treat other temporary disable employees.  Also, your doctor will also be aware of any state laws that may apply to discrimination while pregnant that might assist you with reasonable accommodations if necessary.

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