The life of the pregnant working mother can be a challenge.
At the halfway mark
At the halfway mark of pregnancy myself, I have empathy for other working mothers in the same boat, especially those who already have small children.
Tiredness and disrupted sleep
And my sympathy to those who also suffer from severe sickness. At least my main pregnancy symptom this time seems to be tiredness, which is probably being exacerbated by having a busy two year old to take care of and having to get up frequently at night to urinate.
My Interstitial Cystitis is not exactly helping the situation. And my craving for fruit juice and spicy food is probably not helping my Interstitial Cystitis.
Then there is also the pregnancy insomnia, which I also experienced when I was pregnant with Ewan.
My brain starts working overtime and simply won’t shut off. Where I used to fall asleep quickly before, I can now lie awake for hours, staring at the ceiling.
Recent bouts of illness
Then there are the recent bouts of illness courtesy of the small germinator who shares his love with me. 😛
Three bouts of the stomach flu in short succession is starting to feel like a bit much.
Unfortunately these are the results of a weakened immune system during pregnancy.
Boosting your immune system
Rest would be beneficial, but there’s not that much to be had if you have to work full time. The best option then is to try and boost your immune system.