Moving during pregnancy is stressful, and there are various challenges and safety concerns, depending on what month of your pregnancy you are in. Throughout the moving process, you may be dealing with morning sickness or extreme exhaustion. Depending on your situation, you might also be limited in the activities you’re allowed to do.
Safety when moving will be your top concern. It’ll be essential to avoid the heavy lifting and to sidestep the stresses as best you can. We’ve got some tips for a safe moving experience.
Consult With Your Obstetrician
The health of you and your baby is your absolute priority! Moving entails a lot of physical activity and can tap out your mental energy. As soon as you know you’ll be moving, consult with your obstetrician to talk about the dos and don’ts associated with transitioning to your new home. Your doctor will look at your pregnancy history, stage of pregnancy, and then offer you guidance on how to proceed safely, including how to lift and bend while pregnant.
Speaking of obstetricians, if you’re moving to a new area, be sure to have a new doctor lined up, so your prenatal checkups aren’t disrupted. Transfer your medical records to the new office and set up your next appointment before moving, so it’s one less detail to take care of when you are getting settled in.
Recognize Your Limitations
Now’s not the time to push yourself. Don’t let yourself feel you have to be Supergirl and get it all done at lightning speed. If your body or mind is telling you to slow down, be sure to listen to these inner cues. Be sure to take time to eat healthily, drink plenty of water, and get enough sleep. Take cat naps when you can, or if that’s not possible, plan just to kick your feet up and close your eyes at several intermittent times during the day.
Try to recruit help from family and friends as soon as you know you’re going to move. Chances are many will be eager to help pack your belongings or do some cleaning. It’ll also give yourself some time to visit with people you may not get to see as often once you move – make a party of it with food and beverages.
Hire Professional Movers
Professional residential movers have the experience to help you get the work done quickly, efficiently, and best of all, stress-free. While you may have help on the departure end of things, you might not yet know people in your new neighborhood. Movers can handle the heavy lifting, and many will even assist with unpacking services.
Wait Until You’re Settled for the Nursery
You’re probably eager to get all the items your baby will need. (After all, who can resist those cute outfits, plush toys, and beautiful baby furniture?) It’s ideal to wait until you’re all moved to set up the nursery. If not, you’ll have additional boxes to pack, and will cost you more to move, even if you’re moving yourself. To alleviate stress, and save some money, order items online, and have them scheduled to ship to your new address. Same with furniture or other big-ticket items you plan to purchase for your newborn.
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