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how much weight are you suppose to lift being prego?

my 13month old is 21pounds and wants me to hold him all the time

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on May. 13, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • My doctor advised me not to lift anything heavier than 15lbs. I am sure it'd be fine but I don't know about carrying him around a lot or for long periods of time. I would just say to ask your doctor just to be on the safe side. Congrats!
    Laura852007

    Answer by Laura852007 at 11:12 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • as long as your not straining yourself ull be fine.but dont carry him all the time unless you want back pains
    Desi2Sweet

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 5:28 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • I was told that if it is something you are used to picking up regularly (as long as you don't have pains from it or a doctors recommendation not to) that it's fine to lift what your body is used to. My doctor told me nothing over 20 pounds, but I don't think your 21 pounder that you have lifted every day for 13 months should be an issue at all!
    kitten_shuga

    Answer by kitten_shuga at 6:05 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • 25lbs maximum is the stated limit but it really depends on what you're used to. I was working in a warehouse while pregnant and I could lift 25lbs with one hand without engaging core muscles at all so I felt really lame only lifting that amount. If you're used to lifting 21lbs on a daily basis then there shouldn't be a problem.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • 20lbs is what it says in my "What to expect when your expecting" book.
    Liamsmom09

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 6:20 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • wow 20lbs..I had no idea! Ive been a wussy haha
    hug4akiss

    Answer by hug4akiss at 6:35 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • i think its how well ur pregnancy is going but i was told not to pick up anything over 20 lbs.
    lienna

    Answer by lienna at 6:54 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • My doctor told me absolutely no more than 25-30 pounds.
    LuvmyFam6

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 7:15 PM on May. 13, 2009

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