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Do you think it is ok..

for me to help my husband lift heavy furniture if I "lift with my legs and not my back"? ..that what he tries to tell me. I am 17 weeks prego.

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Asked by SandraB383 at 5:52 PM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • No!! Absolutely not. Tell him he needs to ask someone else to help!

    Answer by stepmom929 at 5:53 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • No way! Don't lift anything like that!

    Answer by musikdoll at 5:54 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • NOPE... no more than 20lbs is what I was told... don't do it!

    Answer by pinkbutterfly at 5:55 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • Do not do it!!!

    Answer by MommaLucy at 5:56 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • they say its not a good idea however i work as a CNA and lift by myself adults all day into their wheel chairs and im 28wks and have had no issues. But id ask your dr every pregnancy is different.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:58 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • No!! Don't do any heavy lifting like that, i was told also nothing over 20lbs.

    Answer by Rosalie29 at 5:59 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • No I do not think its at all safe!

    Answer by jdbrown21 at 6:00 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • no nothing over 25 pounds you can get very hurt

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • no not if your body is not used to it. its okay to do your limit like if you lifted everyday before you got pregnant. but I wouldnt do it, dont risk your baby

    Answer by mzprincessreina at 6:05 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • I am used to lifting but I got put on restriction because I had complications. If you're not used to doing it, then no, don't do it.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 6:10 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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