Can Housework Be Dangerous During Pregnancy?
While pregnant moms tend to do weird things like eat, do things on a whim, pregnant women are always given specific instructions on housework. There are many tasks that are not safe for moms. You will have to stop doing them altogether. No safe limits have been set in weightlifting, they are not allowed.
You will have to deal with back strain from carrying your baby in the womb as your body’s center of gravity changes. And if you lift weight while holding the baby, or doing the shopping, moving the gas cylinder or the heavy furniture, this will put your back under pressure. Some doctors recommend not lifting weights, as it can lead to bleeding, premature labor, or a ruptured amniotic sac.
When working with chemicals like cleaning products, remember to wear gloves. Make sure the room is ventilated and try to use safe cleaners like baking soda and vinegar. Harsh chemicals like mosquito spray, bleach, and cleaner produce noxious fumes everywhere. Wear gloves while washing dishes and while vacuuming can be very strenuous as the filter contains dust, spores, and hair that will get into your lungs and eyes. Do not clean the cat litter. Cat feces carry toxoplasmosis, a rare disease. Don’t inhale secondhand smoke that contains more than 4,000 chemicals.
Wash vegetables well before eating. They can be contaminated with chemicals, soil contaminated by wild animals or pets.
Tasks that require scaling and balancing are not recommended. Don’t climb on stools, stairs, or reach out to grab things from a kitchen loft, shelf, or cupboard. Otherwise you may be agile, but during pregnancy you may not be your usual self and fall off. Ask your maid or close relative to help you clean ceiling fans, windows, mirrors, change light bulbs, electrical accessories for which you can call an electrician.
If you sleep on the floor, ask a family member to help you pick up the mattress, bedspread, and bedding. Folding and picking things up will affect your back. Washing clothes, scrubbing the floor, it all affects the back. Squat down instead of bending over to get things done.
Also try not to stand for too long. Pick up a chair and sit at the table or near a television to chop your vegetables. Take a break and then complete your work. Try and prepare dishes that don’t require you to stand for long.
Divide up the household chores. Make household chores safe to get some exercise during pregnancy. Being pregnant is not really a reason to keep your house dirty; but take help. You may want to prepare for your newborn, but you may have complications during pregnancy. Consider your safety.
Being safe is important so that you can have a healthy and healthy pregnancy. Your body goes through a lot of changes and you don’t need to put a lot of stress on it. Non-stimulating work around the house leads to giving birth before three weeks. Researchers believe that stress hormones trigger the plow.