Pregnant & Commuting

July 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

Pregnant woman at workExpecting mommas working away from home may have to endure a long commute to the office which means potential comfort & health issues can arise.  Read our tips below to help cope with your commute whether by train, bus, car or your own two feet!  Be sure to let us know of any tips you have in the comments as well.

  • Choose clothing wisely – there’s nothing worse than swollen feet + heels for work. If you must wear heels, bring along a pair of flats for your ride or walk into work. Sitting or standing for long periods of time can cause a decrease in circulation. Keep your blood moving with simple stretches or movements OR better yet, get a pair of Preggers gradient compression legwear 🙂
  • Eat – make sure you get a quick breakfast in before you leave or on your way to work. An empty stomach makes for a long ride – especially if it makes you nauseated. Throw in some snacks for the ride and nibble as you commute.
  • Drink – bring along a beverage of choice to keep hydrated. Water is best!
  • Speak up for a seat – don’t be shy and ask for a seat. Most people would gladly give theirs up for a pregnant woman – it’s only decent. All they can do is say, “No,” and it’s likely that the person next to them are more willing.

*This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.

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