Pregnancy is not a disability and women that are pregnant are not left out in the corporate world or in the world of business. They are part of the labor force that helps to build the economy of a nation. However, there are job opportunities that aren’t suitable for pregnant women due to the risk such jobs pose.
For example, pregnant women are not allowed to do strenuous jobs like climbing gathers in construction sites, working as miners in mining sites, driving trucks over a long distance and working in places where they will be exposed to harmful chemicals amongst others.
Anyways, the essence of this article is not to look at jobs that aren’t suitable for pregnant women, but to list job opportunities that are suitable for women to work while they are pregnant. So, if you are pregnant, or you are looking towards getting pregnant and you want to make a career choice, here are amazing jobs you can take up.
50 Great Jobs to Work While Pregnant
If you have eyes for details and you are good with the languages, then you should consider picking a job as a proof reader. Trust me, this may be one of the stress-less jobs that a pregnant woman can do. Interestingly, you can carry out this job as a freelancer or work remotely from your home for an organization that is a thousand of kilometers from your home.
Creative Director for an Animation Studio
Working as a creative director is yet another job that a pregnant woman can do without much stress. This is because you can actually carry out your job remotely without physically being present in the studio.
As a Creative Director for an animation studio, you will serve as project manager of the organization and work directly with employees. You will be responsible for designing and approving concepts for animation production for clients.
Audiology Private Practice
Another job that is suitable for pregnant women especially if you are a licensed audiologist is to work for an Audiology clinic perhaps as on private practice. The scope of your job is less stressful and it will cover areas such as hearing loss, auditory processing disorder, diagnose and treat disorders of hearing and balance, prescribe and fit hearing aids and assistive listening devices et al. You can actually work from home and at your own pace.
Medical Billing Manager
Medical billing manager is also suitable for a pregnant woman because this job can be done remotely and may not require your presence at all times. Though you might be required to attend a few meetings.
Basically, a Medical Billing Manager manages all the services that revolves around medical billing and coding such as processes and administers medical insurance policies and claims and helping doctors and other healthcare providers collect payments from insurance companies and Medicare.
Please note that in order to qualify as a medical billing manager; you should boast of having a Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related field and Advanced degree (ex. MBA, MPH, PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt) (preferred).
Background Check Executive
Working as a background check executive is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do and interestingly the core job functions can be done remotely with your internet connected computer/laptop and a mobile phone.
This is because you will be responsible for carrying out standard and professional background check services such as tenant and employment background screenings to consumers, landlords, corporations and other organizations.
As a pregnant woman, you can work as a content creator for a magazine publishing company. Interestingly, you can carry out your job function remotely and from your home. As a content creator, your job function will revolve around conducting research.
Essentially, you will be responsible for creating contents for your magazine and assisting the editorial team in editing content. Trust me, this job is less stressful and a pregnant woman can do it especially if she has flair for writing.
Advertising cum Digital Marketing Specialist
Another type is job that a woman can work on while pregnant is Advertising cum Digital Marketing Specialist. Trust me, this type of job comes with littles stress and the core of your job functions can be carried out remotely.
Your core job functions will include; handling media planning, buying & representation, creating advertising campaigns, disseminating advertising campaigns through available mediums, such as TV, Radio and periodicals.
Clinical Research Fellow
Working as a Clinical Research Fellow is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do. Interestingly, you can work as a clinical research fellow remotely, especially when there is an agreement between you and your employer.
Most employers would want to agree to such agreement if you are pregnant and you are good at what you do. Your job function will revolve around performing clinical research for pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology companies.
As a pregnant woman, you can work as an ICT Consultant. As an ICT Consultant, you can successfully work remotely and you will be required to offer services that will cover ICT areas such as; computer application design and development, computer systems design, development, and integration.
Concert and Event Promotion Manager
As a Concert and Event Promotion Manager, you will be responsible for drawing up contracts and other legal documents for the company, advise artists and the organization accordingly before engaging in organizing and promoting concerts and related events and be responsible for booking talent, including musicians and performers, for events.
If you look at the job functions as listed above, you will agree that a pregnant woman can successfully carry them out and a large part of the JD can be done remotely.
Corporate Image Consultant/PR Specialist
If you are a pregnant woman, a brand enthusiast or someone who has background in advertising and branding matters, and you intend picking up a job, then you should consider applying for the role of a corporate image consultant. Interestingly, this job can be done remotely but with very fewer physical meetings.
As a Corporate Image Consultant/PR Specialist, your job function will revolve around handling media planning, buying & representation, responsible for creating advertising campaigns, responsible for disseminating advertising campaigns through available mediums, such as TV, Radio and periodicals et al.
If you are a pregnant woman, a business coach or someone who has background in trainings, and you intend starting a job, then you should consider picking a job in a corporate training firm as a Corporate Trainer.
Trust me, in recent time there are loads of trainings that are carried out online via platforms such as Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, YouTube, Facebook Live, Instagram Live and the likes. So a pregnant woman can comfortably carry out this job function.
Data Capturer/Data Analyst
As a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as a Data Capturer/Data Analyst. Interestingly, this type of job can be done remotely and you can work for a company that is several kilometers away from your location.
As a Data Capturer/Data Analyst, you will be responsible for handling core services such as data entry services, data processing computer services, data processing and database management services amongst others.
Another highly suitable and perhaps less stressful job that a pregnant woman can do while pregnant is to engage in quilting. Quilting is the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material, usually to create a quilt or quilted garment.
Typically quilting is done with three layers: the top fabric or quilt top, batting or insulating material and backing material, but many different styles are adopted. Trust me, you can carry out this job function from your home and if you are a talented quilter, you will do this type of job as fun and without stress.
FinTech Operations Specialist
As a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as a FinTech Operations Specialist. You are expected to perform daily operational processes and review settlement activity for the Strategic Partner Program, monitor and reconcile accounts associated with Strategic Partners, assist in reconciling FED subaccounts related to Strategic Partners and act as liaison between various bank departments and Strategic Partners to facilitate account maintenance, resolve issues and escalate inquiries.
Interestingly, you can carry out this job function remotely and in recent time, most fintech specialists are working remotely from home or from their private office for firms that are several kilometers away from them.
Another highly suitable job for a pregnant woman is to work as a Transcriber. Interestingly, you can carryout this job function remotely and for a firm that is several miles away from your location.
As a Transcriber, you are required to create written versions of audio or video recordings, meetings, and conversations. This job involves listening to audio and translating it into long-form text, reviewing drafts of written transcriptions, and liaising with clients to make sure they’re happy with the final documents.
Working as a Freelance Writer is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do. As a Freelance Writer, your job description will revolve around handling Letter and Resume writing services, handling medical transcription services, dictation services, audio or documental transcription services, etc.
As a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as an Illustrator and interestingly, this job can be done remotely from the comfort of your home with very little or no physical meetings. Illustrators are artists that use their creative skills to create original images for a range of printed and digital products.
The skills you need to secure this type of job are creative and imaginative with an eye for color, balance, and layout, and be able to create a drawing that expresses an idea or concept. You should be familiar with IT and design software.
Working as an Editor is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do. The bulk of your job function can be carried out remotely and you can do it from the comfort of your home. As an editor, you are required to plan, coordinate, and revise material for publication in books, newspapers, or periodicals or on websites. Editors review story ideas and decide what material will appeal most to readers. During the review process, editors offer comments to improve the product and suggest titles and headlines.
As a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as a product reviewer and you can actually carry out this job function remotely. As a matter of fact, you will be required to test the product as explained in the directions and write a solid review of the product.
Companies do not want to read simple two-word reviews like “great product” or “didn’t like it much.” They want carefully explained, quality reviews that describe all your experiences testing their products. Interestingly, you don’t need to know all it takes to manufacture the product involved. All that is required of you is that you lend your own positive opinion about the product to be reviewed.
Investment Planners & Advisors
Working as an Investment Planner is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do and you can carry out this job remotely from the comfort of your home. As an Investment Planners & Advisors, you will be responsible for handling general investment advisor services, business and government investment planning and management, personal financial planning and advice, personal investment management, fee-based financial investment advice services, and brokerage services.
As a pregnant woman, if you are creative writer and you are looking for a job, then you can consider working as a ghost writer. There are countless number of people out there who are overdue to author at least one book but they can’t due to their very busy schedule. All you need to do is to collect their thoughts together and help them put them into a book.
You can indeed write a book on their behalf. Although your name might not appear in the book, but you are sure of being rewarded adequately for your services. It could be a pay off or on percentage based on the number of copies of the book sold within a period of time et al. All the same it is a good way of making cool cash from the connection you can make with people online and without spending any of your money.
Another job that a pregnant woman can do with little or no stress is forex trading, and you can actually do this type of job remotely from the comfort of your home and at your own pace.
Working as a web designer is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do from the comfort of her house. There will be no limit to who and how many jobs you can work on as a web designer because statistics has it that there are over 350 million active websites on the internet and it is not enough to meet the demand of people visiting the internet; there are still pretty much to learn from the internet hence people are opening new websites on a regular basis.
As a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as a Lead Generator and this job is suitable for pregnant women because you can actually work remotely. Your responsibility will revolve around handling core digital services such as banner advertising, video advertising, rich media advertising, sponsorship advertising, classifieds/directories, lead generation, mobile messaging/email, digital display advertising, mobile advertising, social media management and the initiation of consumer interest or enquiry into products or services of a business.
Medical Travel and Tour Consultant
Medical Travel and Tour Consulting is a job that can be done by a pregnant woman and this type of job can be done remotely. Although, you might be required to attend few meetings. With the aid of the internet, laptop and a mobile phone, you can actually carry out the job function hence requiring less stress.
Your core job functions will revolve around securing doctor’s appointments, booking flight tickets, securing transit visas, booking for shuttle buses / taxi cabs, car rentals, hotel bookings and cruise line bookings amongst many other travel related services for clients.
Money Transfer Agent
Working as a Money Transfer Agent is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do. As a money transfer agent, you will be answerable for handling in-store money transfer operations and retail money transfer.
You also will be responsible for operating IT systems for the organization, responsible for negotiating and agreeing contracts for the organization, in charge of planning for and negotiating technical difficulties, responsible for preparing paperwork for regulatory bodies, etc.
As a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as a Mystery Shopper. This job is suitable for pregnant women because you would actually be advised by your Gynecologist to take out time to exercise regularly as against sitting in one spot for a long period of time. So as mystery shopper, you can go mystery shopping in your neighborhood during your spare time or the time allotted for your exercise and you will be paid by your employer.
Working as an Entertainment Lawyer is yet another suitable job a pregnant woman can comfortably do. Interestingly, you can actually carry out this job functions remotely because as an Entertainment Lawyer, you will be responsible for drawing up contracts and other legal documents for the company and producing information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, and transmitting text, data, and graphics; coordinating case preparation.
Client Service Executive (Remotely)
Working as a Client Service Executive remotely is yet another suitable job that a pregnant woman can comfortably do. Your job responsibility will revolve around ensuring that all contacts with clients (e-mail, walk-In center, SMS or phone), provides the client with a personalized customer service experience of the highest level.
Through interaction with clients on the phone, use every opportunity to build client’s interest in the company’s products and services. The fact that you can carry out this job functions remotely makes it suitable for a pregnant woman.
Another job that is suitable for a pregnant woman is to work as a Graphic Artist. This is because your job function is what you can do remotely and it will revolve around developing concepts, graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and websites
You will also responsible for liaising with external printers on a regular basis to ensure deadlines are met and material is printed to the highest quality.
As a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as a Life Coach and you can carry out your job function remotely, many thanks to video calling and video conferencing platforms. Life coaches generally help their clients set and achieve their goals; they motivate cum coach their clients to become peak performers in life.
In essence, the Life Coaches industry is made up of professionals whose job is to primarily help their clients set and achieve personal goals. Such goals can be relevant to a client’s job, personal life or interpersonal relationships; they provide counseling services to people in the areas of personal growth, relationship issues, career path and related topics.
Social Media Marketer
If you are a pregnant woman, someone who has background in social media marketing and you intend starting a job, then you should consider picking a job as a Social Media Marketer. This job function can be done remotely and from the comfort of your home hence it is suitable for pregnant women.
Social Media Marketing in its simplest term is the process of pulling website traffic or attention through social media sites; they achieve this by creating contents that attract attention and encourages readers to share it across their social network platforms. One of the major purposes of leveraging on Social Media in marketing is that it covers a wide range of target market compared to other marketing tools.
Travel agents render services that cover all aspects of traveling. They help their clients in securing visas (especially transit visas), purchase flight tickets, book hotels, book taxi cabs and bus shuttle services.
They work in conjunction with service providers such as airline companies, car rentals companies, cruise lines companies, hotels, railways, tourist sites managers and perhaps interpreters and security agencies.
So, if you are looking for a job as a pregnant woman in the travel industry, then one of your best options is to pick up a job as a travel agent. You can actually carry out a large chunk of your job functions remotely with little stress.
If you are a pregnant woman and if you are a content creator, a computer cum web utility person or a graphic designer et al and you intend starting a job, then you should consider picking a job as a Virtual Assistant.
This job is suitable for a pregnant woman because, basically, a virtual assistant is self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home office.
Since virtual assistants are independent contractors rather than employees, clients are not responsible for any employee-related benefits such as medical, taxes, insurance and other benefits. Although some clients factor such benefits into the total contract package.
Online Custom Tailor
If you are a pregnant woman and a creative tailor and you are considering taking your services to customers beyond your location, then one of your options is to become an online custom tailor. This job is designed to be carried out remotely hence it is suitable for a pregnant woman.
Online custom tailoring business, is a tailoring business that gives customers the option of customizing their clothes. With online custom tailoring business, customers can choose fabric, color, pattern and stitching style of their clothes, give their measurement, and get their custom-tailored clothes delivered to them at home or any location of their choice. Online custom tailoring business just like most online businesses, thrives on creativity, branding (media hype et al) and good business skills.
If you are an educationist or someone who has background in education matters, and you intend picking a job as a pregnant woman, a job that won’t stress you or make you travel to and from work, then you should consider applying as an online educator.
Being an online educator means that you will provide tutoring services via the internet; you will provide tutoring services across a variety of academic subjects and across all age groups.
Voice Over Artist
Another comfortable job that a pregnant woman can do with little or no stress on her is to pick up a job as a voice over artist for an advertising firm, an audio book production firm or an animation movie production company. This type of job is simple, all you need to do is to Google voiceover outsourcing jobs and you will see loads of them. Ensure that you read through the source for the ones you feel you can handle. As a voiceover artist, you can sign up with an advertising company and they will help secure voiceover jobs for you.
Buy and Sell On eBay
As a pregnant woman who is looking towards working from home, you should consider going into buying and selling different goods on eBay. Of course, you should start with selling stuffs that you no longer need that is just lying fallow in your wardrobe or yard. It could be electronic gadgets, your old bicycle, mower, mobile phones or virtually anything as long as it is in a good and working shape.
eBay is an internet platform that you can sell your stuffs on. All you need to do is to sign up for their services, play by their rules in listing/selling your products and be extra careful when dealing with your clients.
Another job that a pregnant woman can successfully do with little stress and from the comfort of her home his blogging. Blogging is all about creating usefully and perhaps educative content for a targeted audience on the internet. If you think that you have good knowledge on a particular subject, you can make money by sharing your knowledge to a wide range of audience via your blog.
This is how making money from blog works; if you have good contents on your blog, loads of people (human traffic) will visit your blog. The larger the traffic that visits your blog, the more money you will make. If you blog attracts huge traffic, you can attract adverts from top corporate organization. You can also earn money from your blog via AdSense, by offering subscription services to members and also selling your products via your blog.
Working as a video editor is one of the jobs that people do remotely from any part of the world and at their own pace. So, if you are a pregnant woman and you are looking for a job that you can do from the comfort of your home, you can pick up a job as a video editor. But you must be pretty good at what you do because you can attract high paying clients or firms.
Another job that a pregnant woman can successfully do from the comfort of her home remotely is translating. If you can speak and write two or more languages whether foreign or local languages, then you can comfortably list your services online as a translator. There are many authors of books and producers of films et al who wouldn’t mind translating their books to local dialects or other foreign languages once they can get someone to do it for them at an affordable fee. You can visit elance.com, freelancer.com, oDesk.com and other freelance sites to source for translating jobs.
Another interesting job that a pregnant woman can do is offering online consulting services. As a trained consultant, your job is to offer workable advice to your clients; it could be business advice, relationship advice, technical advice et al. The bottom line is that you don’t have to be physically present with your clients before advising them on how to make the best out of their businesses or life.
So, all you need to do is to leverage on the internet to reach out to your clients. The truth is that with the internet you can successfully do video calling (Skype calling, Zoom, Google Hangout et al) and live chat with you clients no matter the part of the world they live in.
Lastly, as a pregnant woman, you can comfortably work as a Music Tutor from the comfort of your home or private office. As a Music tutors, you are expected to work one-on-one with students to develop their instrumental technique, performance ability, and skills.
You will also provide private instructions and training on music and how to play various musical instruments. You will teach beginners how to develop their basic musical skills—scales and chords, proper fingerings and posture, etc. Trust me, if you are talented music tutor, you won’t see this as a job but as a hobby cum fun time.