Post # 1
We will be moving into our new house at the end of June. I’ll be 12wks pregnant. How much is safe for me to lift? I do have a doctor’s appointment before then, so I’ll ask then, but Darling Husband is giving me grief about not wanting to lift anything heavy.
Post # 3
I would find out what your doctor thinks, everyone is different, if it bothers your husband that you dont want to do any heavy lifting, then just dont discuss it until you get the opinion of your doctor or tell him thats your own opinion, but you will see what your doctor says and decide what to do based on what he says.
Post # 4
We moved when I was 20 something weeks pregnant and really tried to stick with most of the light stuff. When only heavy stuff was left I was at the new house unpacking.
Post # 5
We moved about a month ago, when I was 26 weeks pregnant. I did the bulk of the packing/unpacking, Darling Husband, Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law did the bulk of the lifting. I would have tried to lift more had I not been yelled at whenever I tried…but I didn’t try too hard. I’m of the mind that it’s better to be safe than sorry. The day I did the bulk of the unpacking I overdid it and spent all of the next day camped out on the couch.
See what your doctor says. Mine said not to strain myself, to be very mindful of how I was lifting things, but to use my judgement.
Post # 6
I don’t have any advice but congrats on your pregnancy! I’m due in January and our lease is up in January ugh! we don’t really want to stay in that apartment but it looks like we will probably have to for a few months after the baby is born.
Post # 7
I moved during a pregnancy (moved Darling Husband into my apartment) as well as waitressed full time. You’ll be fine, just don’t overdo it. No volunteering to pick up the end of a huge couch or anything, but normal lifting should be ok. I am 39 weeks on Monday and I just helped get a bunch of furniture (think chairs and artwork) into our house that my mother gave us.
Post # 8
My doctor said no more than 30 pounds in the early stages of pregnancy and even less later on. I’ll be in my 34ish range when we move (I hope!) so I know it is stressful, cause just thinking about it stresses me!
Post # 9
If you can afford it, get movers! Best decision I ever made and I wish I’d had them move everything. My back hurt for weeks and ai packed everything light anyway.
Post # 10
Don’t mean to jack, but congratulations! I didn’t know you were expecting!!!
Post # 11
Or if you can’t afford movers like @kerensa: suggested, see if you can bribe some man friends with pizza and beer.
Post # 12
We moved when I was 5 weeks and again when I was 34 weeks – granted we had movers both times, but I still did a fair amount of packing and lifting (nothing heavy like furniture but things like stacks of books, dishes, and other random things). It’s all about listening to your body’s cues and not pushing yourself through anything that feels uncomfortable or wrong. With the first move, I was just tired but knew I wasn’t hurting anything related to the baby as it was still so early. With the more recent move, I had to be really careful about how I lifted things and I took a lot more breaks as I just didn’t have the energy I had before.
Just use common sense. I don’t think there has to be a certain weight limit you can lift or anything like that – as I said, just listen to your body’s cues, they’re generally pretty good about telling us when we’re doing too much.
Post # 13
Thanks ladies!! Y’all are so sweet! 🙂
I’m pushing for movers. They will be about $150 more than just renting a truck, but I think it’s worth it. DH said he and his dad can do it just fine, but it’ll take all freaking day with those two and a couple of friends. They like to lollygag! haha!
Post # 14
@BoiledPNut: We’re moving in a week, and definitely hiring movers. So much easier. They’re so much faster at doing the move – they do it all the time so they’re so quick. I’m not lifting really heavy boxes. I had some spotting early on (8w tomorrow!), so I’m not allowed to do anything vigorous yet anyway.