Lifting heavy items/working with children in early pregnancy.

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

If you were a mother of a 3 year old, and you became pregnant, I doubt you would stop picking them up.

I think it’s completely fine.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not children, but I did a lot of heavy lifting in the first trimester, as we were moving. Perhaps that wasn’t ideal, I did strain my left buttock and the pain has been coming back every now and again since then (I’m thinking it might be false sciatica). However, I didn’t really have a choice at that point and baby looks totally healthy from all the tests (I’m almost 23 weeks now). Hope you’ll stay clear of morning sickness if you’re indeed pregnant, that was the big thing for me – totally put me out of commission until I got on medication for it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

FromA2B2013: If you do, go and get a prescription for diclectin (that’s the Canadian name for the medication I’m on, it has a different but similar sounding name in the US). I couldn’t have done without it – it put a stop to the constant nausea and the vomiting and I felt like I got my life back (though it did made me very tired, but I take that any day compared to how I felt before). 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

FromA2B2013:  Thanks.

It’s along the same lines as when I had my DS and I asked my Pediatrician at his 2 day checkup when it would be safe to take him out in public. Her response “if he was your 4th child, he’d already be strapped into a car seat doing soccer carpool.”

Kinda just gave me a gut-check that life doesn’t stop just because you are pregnant/had a baby.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

FromA2B2013:  You can lift just as much as you are normally used to lifting, as long as you continue to do it in a careful manner.

Even female weightlifters are able to continue lifting weights on their normal regimen… Granted they do decrease the weight a little, they are still usually MUCH heavier than a toddler.

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