Can I take time off to attend prenatal classes ? Yes !
Your employer cannot ‘unreasonably refuse’ you paid time off to attend antenatal care classes during working hours when you are pregnant. This includes time travelling to and from the appointments. Parent craft and relaxation classes can be included in the term ‘antenatal care’, but you may find it helpful to show your employer proof from your GP or midwife that states that these classes are part of your care. You should
Common Problems suffered by women during pregnancy: Shortness of breath Lower back pain Stress and anxiety Headaches Fatigue Constipation Stiffness in muscles/joints Insomnia Sinus Congestion Sciatica In addition to aiding the relaxation of both yourself and your baby, yoga offers the following additional benefits for pregnant women: Connects you with your breath, and the ways of using it to your benefit labour Increased circulation helps reduce swelling and discomfort Helps