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Worldwide, women are working during all trimesters of pregnancy for career pursuit and fulfillment, financial necessity, insurance preservation, career advancement, and postpartum leave time. Working pregnant women often request advice and assistance from their clinicians to manage challenges while being pregnant at Work. This topic will review issues including the impact of pregnancy on Work, Work on pregnancy, workplace exposure, leave time and discrimination, and requesting accommodations to enable pregnant women to continue working. Topics related to occupational risks and exposure are presented separately.

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