Most women can keep working during pregnancy. How long you can safely keep working depends on your job and your risk for medical problems. In general, you will be able to work until you go into labor if:
Some working conditions may be hazardous or cause difficulties at some point during pregnancy, such as:
You also need to consider how long your commute to work is, the amount of stress you have on the job, and your ability to handle your additional responsibilities at home.
The daily use of computer video displays is not a problem for pregnant women or a risk for miscarriage.
Discuss your job situation with your healthcare provider. Ask your provider what is best for you and your baby. Remember that it is best to discuss possible problems with your healthcare provider before you are pregnant.
Many women wonder whether they can take sick leave during at least part of their pregnancy. Generally, employers pay sickness benefits to pregnant women only if they cannot keep working because of a strenuous or hazardous job or a pregnancy complication. If a pregnancy is normal and uncomplicated, it is not considered to be an illness. This means you will probably not be eligible for sick leave.
Check with your employer about your benefits. Ask when and how long you can take maternity leave. Depending on the state you live in, you may be eligible for state disability benefits.