Balancing College & Parenthood
Pregnancy and parenting shouldn’t deter you from continuing onward towards your educational and career goals. However, it does present some unique challenges to overcome! Additional expenses, splitting time between classes and childcare, finding friendships and support in your community– all of these things may come into play as you are trying to figure out how to achieve your goals without compromising your role as a parent.
Here are some helpful blogposts that can help you make better decisions for your classes, scheduling, and more:
Coping with Pregnancy Symptoms
Pregnancy is tough on the body, and some days, it feels so much easier to stay in bed than to force yourself up for class. But girl, you can do this. These classes are one step closer to your degree, and your hard work will be worth it!
Now, today may be tough, but you can plan and prepare to make tomorrow better. Check out these tips and try a few! You got this.
Treat Your Body Well
Schedule Your Time Well
The first trimester- and even the second trimester- can be especially tough on mamas. Most women feel fatigued in the first trimester, and many will experience nausea, heightened sense of smell, frequent urination, breathlessness, and all that other good stuff. (So much fun, right?!) While good nutrition, sleep, and hydration may help with some of these issues, you can also schedule your time to make the days and tasks more manageable:
Ask About Class Accommodations
Rest, Rest, and Rest Some More
Prioritize your health. While it is so easy to waste time on Netflix or on social media, you need to rest. Look at your schedule and find times where you can sneak in some extra Zzz’s and plan your days accordingly so that you get to bed.