Moving While Pregnant
The joy of a new baby can be exciting, stressful and just a whirlwind of different emotions. Have all those emotions on top of a move can just put anyone overboard. If you are moving during your second or third trimester, moving can be even more tiring and stressful than moving when you weren’t pregnant. Here are some tips on what you can do moving while pregnant.
Talk to Your Doctor/Mid-Wife
If you haven’t already discussed with your healthcare provider about your upcoming move you should. If you are moving to a new area where your healthcare provider will not be able to assist you anymore. This will be a good time to find another provider before your move. Especially before you reach your 2nd or 3rd trimester, if you know about your move a head time. It can be extremely hard to find another healthcare provider the further along you get. You can also ask your insurance or healthcare providers referrals to the new area you’re moving too, if they are not that far from your old town.
This is also a perfect time to ask what you can and cannot lift during your move while pregnant. It is recommended not to do any heavy lifting while you’re pregnant, you can also look up what you can and cannot lift here from the American Pregnancy Association.
If possible pack at least 6 to 8 weeks before your move. You can start off small and make sure you label. Also put the moving box on top of a table of counter top, since bending over can be tiring after a while, while packing things inside of the box. Whenever you do pack your moving truck, make sure you pack your essentials last in the truck. So that when your stuff arrives to your new home, you’ll be able to get to the essentials first without digging for them in your truck. Also remember not to do heavy lifting while unpacking/packing your truck. It’s okay to ask for help.
“Nesting- is an uncontrollable urge to clean one’s house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your world.” –Parenting Weekly
Around the second or third trimester, some pregnant women might experience nesting. It’s an intense urge to get things cleaned and organized before the baby arrives. It can be even more intense if there is a move going on while a pregnant woman is nesting. You can read more information on nesting here.
Getting to your new home and leaving your old home, you want to clean. Various places will tell that it’s either safe or not safe to use toxic cleaning products to clean. But majority of cleaning products are safe to use while pregnant as long as the area you are cleaning is ventilated well.
If you are still unsure you can use non-toxic cleaning products as well.
Moving While Pregnant-ASK FOR HELP!
This can be hard sometimes ladies, you want to prove you can do it all by yourself and that pregnancy isn’t a disability. But it’s okay to ask for help before, during and after your move. If you do get tired from the packing/unpacking it’s okay to take a break from all that and relax. Most importantly: LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!
If your body says that’s enough for the day or you need to sit down, do it. Do not push yourself.
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