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Best Jobs for Pregnant Women at Home

Puja Lalwani
Whether it is your personal decision to stay at home while pregnant, or you have been advised rest, there are still some jobs that you can engage in, to keep yourself occupied, and earn a steady source of income.
Many women opt to leave their jobs and devote their time to ensuring a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. In other cases, a woman may be at a high-risk pregnancy, where bed rest may have been advised.
However, not every woman has the liberty to simply cut off her supply of a steady income and spend time at home resting. On the other hand, some of you may be the type who just can't sit idle, and working is more of a desire than a necessity.
Ideally, the best jobs for pregnant women who are at home would be those that do not require too much physical exertion, especially for those who are going through a high-risk pregnancy. For those of you who need a steady supply of your bread and butter (and perhaps a little jam), the Internet is your best bet.
With the array of part-time and full-time online jobs now so easily available, there is no need to look any further for other types of jobs. All you need is a basic laptop or computer, and a good, secure Internet connection, and you are good to go.

Freelance Writing

Everywhere you go, you have seen freelance writing as the first option. Why is it so popular? Because you can easily make a good amount compiling and presenting information over the Internet. A lot of websites offer payments on a per-article basis, so the amount you wish to earn is entirely in your hands.
Just ensure that you compile the information from reliable sources (even over the Internet), and present it in a manner that is easy to understand. So, you don't have to be Shakespeare, neither do you have to go through volumes of encyclopedias.
Simply write on subjects that are close to your heart, and you are bound to find a creatively satisfying as well as well-paying source of income.

Virtual Assistant

As the name suggests, a virtual assistant is someone who performs the job of an assistant at home. Many companies who cannot afford, or perhaps don't require full-time assistants, are looking for virtual assistants.
Your assignments will be emailed to you, or communicated via a fax or phone, and you can execute them from the comfort of your home. Furthermore, you can perform this job for more than one company, if you are good at multitasking, that is. You may need a fax machine for this particular job.

Selling on eBay

eBay is a great platform for those of you who have a lot of stuff that has been collected over years, that now has no place to go. As long as these items are in good condition, they make for great things to sell on eBay, from books to spare parts for cars and motorcycles. Make the most of this opportunity and earn a good amount.

Graphic/Website Design

If you are a pro at either graphic or website design, you can easily sell your services online to those who are in desperate need of it. A little inspiration can be derived from the fact that there are teenagers out there who are making money over the web, for their graphic design services.
Of course, your knowledge in this field should be good for you to make the most of it, but if you do possess the necessary qualification, nothing can stop you from making some great bucks doing this job.


Yes, this is another one of those repetitive options. Again, it is only because it can actually help you make money. A great piece of advice in this regard to get you started, is to start blogging about your pregnancy; the precautionary measures you are taking, and every little nuance that other pregnant women around the world can use for their benefit.
Whether you have knit a pair of socks for your little one, or started designing her/his room, put up this information along with photographs, and your blog is sure to be a success.
You can make money by having ads posted on your blogs. For this, you must market your blog over your social networking profiles, and ensure that everyone you know, knows what you are up to even while at home.


Though online tutoring jobs are in great demand lately, a point to be noted about this job is that you needn't necessarily perform it only online.
If you are proficient at a particular hobby or craft, or simply at a foreign language, impart your wisdom either via the Internet, or hold training sessions at your residence. A lot of people are looking for simple learning methods, where your proficiency as an online or personal tutor can come handy.
Just working online is not an established rule for pregnant women looking for jobs. There are lots of home-based business opportunities too that you can target or even create, and engage in self-employment to make money.
Good at creating scrumptious cakes and baked goodies? Why not begin to make a business out of this. Great at creating crafts? Why not make some and put them up for sale? From paper mache sculptures to handmade bookmarks, there is a market for every unique craft.
If you are good at creating these crafts, why not impart lessons on how to do them? Become an agent for cosmetic companies that allow you to sell their products from the comfort of your living room. However, you must have excellent marketing skills and a good social circle for this idea to work for you.
All you need is a little effort on your part, to make sure your home-based job works well for you, and you are sure to make a good amount of money from all that you have to offer. Introspect, bring out your talent, and use it to attain satisfaction personally, professionally, and from the fact that you could earn yourself a respectable amount without your pregnancy having to suffer in any way. Good luck in your endeavors!