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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: Prenatal Care on the Job Chapter 1: Minimizing Physical Discomforts How to Remain Professional When You?re Not Feeling Well Strategies for Coping with Common Discomforts Creating a More Comfortable Workspace Comfort Supplies Checklist Eating for Two on a Busy Schedule Sleeping Well and Working Refreshed On-the-Job Energy Boosters Making Business Travel Easier during Pregnancy Chapter 2: Ensuring Your Safety at Work Job Safety and the Law Identifying Hazards and Dealing with Their Potential Risk Job Safety Checklist Preventing Late-Term Risks Chapter 3: Keeping Fit at Work Exercising on the Go A Word of Caution Prenatal Workout Postpartum Exercise Chapter 4: On-the-Job Stress Reducers and Relaxation Techniques Ten Ways to Control Stress at Work On-the-Job Relaxation Techniques Fast-Acting Stress Busters Chapter 5: Maintaining Your Professional Appearance Guidelines for Buying Maternity Clothes Saving Money on Your Maternity Wardrobe Storing Maternity Clothes Properly Chapter 6: Working with Your Birth Specialist Doctor/Birth Attendant Estimate Worksheet Guaranteeing a Successful Prenatal Checkup Personal Pregnancy Diary Prenatal Appointment Calendar Part Two: Planning Ahead for the Working Woman Chapter 7: Announcing Your Pregnancy to Your Boss and Coworkers Telling the Boss You?re Pregnant Making a Smooth Transition Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Coworkers Chapter 8: Managing Your Maternity Leave Understanding the Leave Laws and Policies What to Do When You Suspect Bias Based on Your Pregnancy Planning Your Maternity Leave Maternity Leave Policy Worksheet Negotiating the Maternity Leave You Want What to Do If Your Employer Does Not Have a Maternity Leave Policy Work Options to Consider When Your Maternity Leave Ends Sample Maternity Leave Agreement Chapter 9: Getting Ready for Baby on a Busy Schedule Working Woman?s Nine-Month Checklist Baby-Care Checklist Baby Equipment Checklist Working Woman?s Nine-Month Planning Calendar Chapter 10: Time-Saving Ways to Find a Quality Baby Doctor Conducting Initial Interviews by Telephone from Work Critical Questions for an In-Person Interview Pediatrician Estimate Worksheet Preparing for the Hospital Ahead of Time Hospital Suitcase Checklist What to Do If Labor Starts at Work Chapter 11: Budget Strategies to Meet Your Family?s Growing Needs Strategies for Financial Security Determining the Costs of Having a Baby Childbirth Costs Checklist Before-and-After Expenses Comparison Chart Customizing a Benefits Package to Meet Your Needs Health Insurance Questions and Answers Part Three: Finding and Maintaining First-Rate Child Care Chapter 12: Evaluating Your Child-Care Options In-Home Child Care: Pros and Cons Outside-the-Home Child Care: Pros and Cons Chapter 13: Choosing Child Care That Meets Your Needs Starting the Selection Process Questions to Ask Yourself as You Assess Your Needs Save Time with Phone Interviews Interviewing an In-Home Caregiver Caregiver Questionnaire Child-Care Planner Interviewing a Child-Care Center or Family Home Child-Care Center Worksheet Easing the Back-to-Work Transition Caring for Your Caregiver Changing Your Caregiver Protecting Your Child from Abuse Chapter 14: What to Do If Your Child is Sick or Injured Making Sick-Care Arrangements Calling the Doctor from Work Illness and Injury Observation Worksheet Emergency Information Sheet Consent for Emergency Medical Care Going to the Doctor?s Office Part Four: Returning to Work Chapter 15: Experiencing a Good Physical and Emotional Postpartum Recovery Recognizing and Dealing with Common Problems Body Adjustments Chapter 16: Overcoming Back-to-Work Anxieties Answers to the Most Common Worries of Working Mothers How to Prevent ?Super Working-Mother Syndrome? Back-to-Work Checklist Helping Your Baby and Yourself with Separation Anxiety Taking Your Baby to Meet Your Coworkers Controlling Stress and Becoming a Contented Working Parent Options to Consider When Your Job and Motherhood Don?t Mix Chapter 17: Organizing Your Life to Meet the Needs of Work Tips for Successful Task-Sharing at Home Ten Steps to Accomplishing Your Goals at Home A Sample Plan for Hectic Workdays Making the Most of Time with Your Baby Keeping Your Marriage Fresh Accomplishing Your Goals at Work Transitioning from Work to Home Chapter 18: Breast-Feeding and the Working Woman Combining Breast-Feeding and Working Overcoming the Challenges of Breast-Feeding While Working Dressing for Successful Breast-Feeding at Work Guidelines While Traveling About the Author Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Pregnant women -- Employment.
Mothers -- Employment.