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When should you stop working during pregnancy?

What is the best time to stop working during pregnancy? Many women do not have the luxury of taking time off before the delivery and save up all their available time to spend with their baby upon arrival. However, if you do have the ability to take time off of work before labour then this could be great for getting prepared for your baby and getting enough rest before the birth.

For some new mums, resting before the delivery becomes mandatory as the strain of working becomes too much and doctors order them to bed rest. But this is not the case for most mothers and many work right up until their baby arrives.

Others plan to take time off during the last month, the last few weeks, or after the due date. As you near the end of your pregnancy, you will find the waiting for something to happen to be distracting. It will be difficult to focus on your work as you are impatient to meet your new child. You will also be busy completing any last minute tasks necessary before your baby is born. For some mums, the end of pregnancy is uncomfortable and miserable and the additional rest is important for the health of both mum and baby.

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