Work Guidelines Through Pregnancy

Today, most women continue to be employed throughout their pregnancy. A period of disability or maternity leave generally occurs 2 to 4 weeks before your due date. Sometimes complications occur that require women to stop working prior to this time. Maternity leave generally extends until 6 weeks following the delivery.

The list that follows should be considered as a guideline for you at work. As always, common sense should be applied:

  • Avoid lifting over 35 pounds
  • Avoid pushing or pulling with greater than 100 pounds of force
  • Avoid high places where falling may be possible
  • Avoid toxic/noxious fumes or odors
  • Avoid high temperatures
  • Avoid excessive fatigue
  • Avoid prolonged sitting or standing

We encourage you to discuss any restrictions on your activity with your employer.