(Closed) Safe to lift air conditioner during pregnancy?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: It is safe to lift an air conditioner while pregnant?
    Yes, it's worth it...do it! Baby will be fine! : (8 votes)
    18 %
    No, it's not worth the risk...wait it out until DH gets home! : (36 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Don’t do it. If you can, call someone to go over there and help, or leave and go for a ride, go to the store, do something to cool off but don’t lift a heavy AC unit at 17w

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    If you can head somewhere else for the day, I think that is best – don’t want to risk hurting yourself or the baby especially if you are home alone!

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Usually I’m one to say “pregnancy isn’t a disability, and you can do anything you put your mind to”, but I’ve lifted AC units when I wasn’t pregnant and they are bulky and heavy and I probably wouldn’t do it myself then, so I definitly wouldn’t do it now! 

    I wouldn’t be as concerned with injuring your baby as I would be with injuring yourself!

    I would go for a stroll at the mall and then maybe sit with a few ice packs to cool yourself at home while you’re waiting for your DH.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    No! My husband was breathless after moving one last night and he is a totally fit guy with big arm muscles. They weight A LOT.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    don’t. lift. it.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I say no since I wouldn’t lift it if I wasn’t pregnant.  I know nothing is better than being in your own home but maybe you could go hang out at a coffee shop or bookstore with AC and comfy chairs for a while?

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I feel your pain but don’t lift it.

    I live in a horribly hot apartment with no reasonable working A/C. My recommendations for cooling down:

    – have an extremely cold shower

    – wear almost nothing

    – point fans at tupperware containers of ice, in your general direction

    – hang out with ice packs

    – close the blinds

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Go to the supermarket, mall, movie theater, etc to cool down where there is A/C. Don’t try and lift that thing yourself! That’s touch by yourself even when you’re not pregnant!

    ETA: saw you went for a drive – great idea!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee

    @BeccaBee83:  I did a 200lb deadlift at crossfit yesterday! You can lift things safely if you were able to do it before!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    if you have to question it, its probably not a good idea

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