Moving while pregnant is surprisingly common! So, pregnant women, don’t beat yourself up about the timing of your moving date or due date. Instead, follow the recommendations of professional movers as outlined in this article.

Tips for Doing it Safely

During a residential move, chances are there is no OHS policy in place. In other words, you need to take care of your own occupational safety by following these tips:

Time it right. If you have a say in the matter, moving to a new home is best done during your second trimester. This is perfectly timed between the first few nausea-filled months and when you are not yet experiencing too much physical discomfort. Bonus: many women report an abundance of physical and mental energy during the second trimester!

Whether or not you can move when it suits your body best, be gentle on it. Give yourself plenty of time so that you do not have to push your limits.

Hire a moving company. With years of experience, movers will take the hassle out of your move.

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Prioritise. Have your hospital bag packed and ready before you start packing anything else. A good idea is to also prep a box or bag with toiletries, towels, sheets, and change of clothes for every member of your family in case you go into early labour.

Schedule in time for healthy snacks that you can prep ahead and keep in a cooler box). Drink plenty of water to keep your hydration levels up. Skipping this will lead to light-headedness which will affect your timeline.

Avoid Heavy Lifting

When you hire movers, the experts have been trained on the ergonomically correct ways to lift, twist, and move. As tempting as it may be, do not attempt any heavy lifting!

In preparation for each new day of packing, soak in a hot Epsom salts bath. This will ease your aching muscles and tired joints.

Inform Your Doctor

Both moving and being pregnant are physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding individually. Let your healthcare provider know what you are going through.

If you are moving to a new area, ask for your medical records to be sent to your new GP and gynae in advance.

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