Consider avoiding/restricting exposure to smells such as cooking or chemical odours which may increase ‘morning sickness’.
Consider need for frequent visits to toilets.
Make sure there is sufficient space to move around the desk. Review the computer workstation assessment and ensure good lumbar support to minimise back pain.
Avoid/restrict exposure to very high or very low temperatures.
Consider issues relating to comfort and dexterity as the mother increases in size, e.g. work in restricted or confined areas, and the continued suitability and effectiveness of personal protective equipment.
Where travelling to and from work can be flexible, consideration should be given to pregnant mothers to avoid rush-hour traffic or allowing the mother to work from home, if appropriate, for a limited period of time.
Suitable facilities for nursing mothers, such as expressing/storing milk, may be arranged by contacting the Occupational Health Service.