(Closed) Cleaning lady during your pregnancy?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@TurtleDoves: I have 2 kids and no I have never hired a cleaning lady. If you are home break up there work in to the times you are feeling well. As far as the cleaners wear rubber gloves and make sure the room is well ventilated, this is probably something we should all do. Otherwise ask Darling Husband to do the shower. I don’t think a maid is necessary.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am pregnant right now (18 weeks), and so far I would have no need to have a cleaning lady, and I work full time, as does my Darling Husband. I was a bit tired in the first trimester, buit nothing that prevented me from keeping the house up, and my Darling Husband picked up the slack when I was too sick to do as much. Now in the second trimester, I feel pretty good, and there is no way I wouldn’t be able to do everything I did before. I use eco-friendly and low fume cleaners anyways, because I can’t stand harsh chemicals in my house. The only big change is that Darling Husband has taken over litter box duties.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have a cleaning lady and I will most certainly be keeping her moving forward now that I’m pregnant. She only comes every other week and does really heavy cleaning, and we keep things up in between. It’s affordable and frees up a lot of our time, which is the most valuable thing to us and we feel zero guilt about it. We both work long and hard hours, and you do the same but with school work.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We have had a cleaning lady since we bought our place in 2009.  She comes every other week (80 bucks a visit) but it’s the best money that I spend, frankly.  She does all the heavy cleaning and we vaccum, wipe stuff down, and tidy in between.  Darling Husband and I work more than full time and what little time we have on the weekends (and even less time with a baby! we do not want to spend cleaning the house).  I would rather cut our budget in other areas than stop using her.  No plans to ever stop!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@turtledove: Thanks! 🙂

@winniewolf: I agree! I will find somewhere else to cut back if I need to. There is nothing better than coming home to a clean house.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Nope, personally my husband and I feel the same way about having a stranger in our home.

When I got pregnant my husband picked up a lot of my slack in the household work department. I felt SO bad but I had no energy. Cleaning is OK as long as you wear gloves and ventilate.

Same for post baby.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I work from home, and FH and I are talking about TTC next year. We already talked about bringing in a dog walker and cleaning lady when I get pregnant and when we have kids. Since I will be here, I can “supervise”, but I won’t have to worry about toxins, stress, and just being on my feet like that.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@TurtleDoves:  You just want to make sure that your cleaning person (or company) is bonded.  That way, if anything happens (like theft, or breaking something at your house…) there is insurance and you will get reimbursed. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m pregnant with number 2 and I am a Stay-At-Home Mom. My husband would laugh in my face if I suggested a cleaning lady. It would be nice, but no I can handle everything here myself. I buy non toxic cleaning products, rest if and when I need to and he changes the litter. There are also just some days when not a whole lot gets done, and he’s understanding about that. Unless you’re on bedrest or something, pregnant women can still maintain their activities as they always have.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I work full time and I am currently 21 weeks pregnant. we dont have a cleaning lady. If I lived in huge house with lots of people then I might need help with cleaning but its just the two of us, if you clean a little everyday theres not that much to do.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve been thinking about hiring a cleaning lady maybe twice a month now that I am pregnant.  I work full time and by the time I get home in the afternoon, cook dinner, and eat…I’m exhausted.  I could be asleep by 7:30 every night!  The only time I have time to clean is the weekend, and with 3 dogs, the house can get quite messy.  My husband and I spent about 4 hours Saturday morning and by the time we got done, my back hurt so bad it hurt to walk afterwards (it doesn’t help my vaccuum sucks and it took me like an hour to vaccuum our new hardwood floors – we don’t have a big house either).  

Plus, my husband is out of town a lot, so it is just me.  By the time I get big, I really might need some help! 

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