10 Moving Tips for Expecting Moms
November 15, 2013
Moving is one of the most difficult and stressful activities that people have to do. It’s time consuming and physically strenuous. For expectant mothers moving is even more difficult. If you want to take care of your body and move quickly and efficiently then consider the following 10 moving tips for expectant moms.
1. Let someone else do the work. If at all possible avoid lifting, moving, or continually bending over while moving. In fact, hire someone else to do the work for you. No matter how far a long you are in your pregnancy or when you had your child, it is risky to do anything physically strenuous. Of course, sometimes it is impossible to avoid doing any work and if that is the case consider the following.
2. Get comfy. Leave out a couch or bed pillow and a crate for you to sit on while movers are in and out of your house. While you are sitting have someone bring items you can wrap or organize while remaining solitary. Your job as the pregnant mom is to direct the flow of traffic and stay healthy.
3. Stay rested and relaxed. That may sound like an oxymoron to someone who is carrying a 5lb baby inside them, but it should be your priority. There are plenty of people who can take the brunt of the moving work for you, let them.
4. Pack healthy snacks. Don’t jump on the opportunity to order greasy, unhealthy, and heartburn-inducing take out. Stick with healthy snacks like apples, bananas, almonds, and cheese to keep your sugar stable and your energy up to par.
5. Keep things organized. Upon arrival in your new home direct the movers to where they need to go and what items need to go where. This will make unpacking much easier on your pregnant self.
6. Prep your new home before you move in. Avoid toxic fumes and unhealthy dirt and dust by making sure your home is move-in ready before you arrive. Have any remodeling done way in advance and keep yourself healthy in the process.
7. Be weather conscious. Keep hydrated or bundled up according to the forecast so you avoid getting too cold in the winter or over exhausted in the summer heat. The last thing you need is to get sick during your move.
8. Avoid toxic cleaning chemicals. Go green by making your own cleaning products like vinegar and baking soda and stay away from cleaning with toxic chemicals. If you find you can’t avoid them have someone else use them for you and keep the house well ventilated while they are cleaning.
9. Transfer your medical info. If you are moving to another city call ahead and setup an appointment with your new doctor before you move in case anything happens.
10. Separate valuables from non-essentials. Before you move boxes and items make sure to keep the most important items separate from the rest. Anything you or your new baby might need soon after you move should be left out so you know exactly where to find it without unpacking various boxes. The same is true of any important documentation and paperwork.
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