During and after pregnancy, some women may be limited in their ability to perform certain tasks, for example, heavy lifting or climbing ladders. Furthermore, some may develop complications, such as diabetes, back impairment or high blood pressure. In such cases, employees may be entitled to accommodations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and/or Americans with Disabilities Act, which also extends protections to women experiencing postpartum depression. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers guidance on both scenarios. Learn more about accommodations for pregnancy or postpartum depression.