You’re well aware of the fact that pregnancy can have a major impact on your life. If you’re having a kid, there are all sorts of things you need to be prepared for: making sure there’s enough space in your house, making sure your work situation is tenable, seeing if the schools in the area are good, and so on.
All of these considerations may make it necessary to leave your current home for a new one. If you’re looking to make a move, though, you may want to finish it before you have a newborn. This means moving while pregnant.
Below, we’ll explain some of the considerations you should make if you need to move while pregnant.
Discuss The Move With Your Doctor
Before planning for a move, it’s imperative that you speak with your doctor. They understand your specific situation, which means they’ll be able to let you know what is or isn’t possible in your current condition.
The below points are generalized information, and different people are going to have different needs. More than anything, it’s important to be careful in order to ensure the safety of you and your baby.
Pregnancy is difficult enough without trying to remember the many, many things you need to do in order to ensure the success of your move. For this reason, you want to make sure you have all of the organizational tools you can to remember anything: a general to-do list, a list of everything you want to pack, a calendar that lets you know what you need to do when, and so on.
Along with making sure you don’t forget anything, this also helps you minimize the frustrations that come when you’re trying to remember something.
Don’t Push Yourself
When you’re moving, it’s important to make sure you’re not pushing yourself too hard. This means you need to get help to make sure you’re not doing any heavy lifting.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety Health recommends that pregnant women lift no more than 18 pounds for the first 20 weeks. After that, they should lift no more than 13 pounds. This means you’ll want to have friends, family, or professional movers helping ensure that everything leaves your home safely.
Along with getting help, you also want to start packing as soon as possible. This allows you to spread out the work so you can regularly take breaks and make sure you’re not biting off more than you can chew.
Looking for a Professional Moving Company?
Interwest Moving is here to help. For years, we’ve been assisting people just like you as they get started with a new life in a new home. Over many years, we’ve worked with a variety of individuals and businesses, so you can trust that we’re prepared for any moving situation that arises.
Whether you have any questions about our services or you’re ready to get your free moving estimate, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our online form.