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why is pushing heavy things harmful ?

I been reading things you can't do such as lift or push heavy objects but isn't the baby well protected ? or is it for my safety

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It's for both of you but I lifted heavy things when I was preggo with both of mine and did fine. By heavy I mean like 20-30 pounds. I'm a weekling and not very big.
    Proud_Mommy05

    Answer by Proud_Mommy05 at 7:48 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I lifted a heavy box at work and got a hernia in my belly button...it was gross b/c it popped out so far as my belly got bigger and bigger. You can also cause more serious damage by tearing or ripping other things as well.
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 7:48 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • Both. Depends on how heavy? Your strength and how you push it.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 7:49 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • It can detach the placenta and cause miscarriages.
    older

    Answer by older at 7:51 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • but if i still feel my baby moving does that mean that everythings fine ?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:19 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • As long as baby is moving, all should be fine.
    It's best to avoid doing anything strenuous like pushing furniture or lifting heavy boxes because you can hurt YOURSELF. The baby is very well protected.

    Why not use this opportunity to enlist the men in your life to help out?
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 8:47 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • i did both lifting and pushing heavy things all 9 months at the gym and moving to a new apartment. i have a perfect baby girl and never had a single complication
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 8:56 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • It's for both you and your babies safety. Your babies sake can detach from your wall and cause early labor, and/or damage to your baby. They also want you to save your back... you only have one. Baby is going to need you to be well when he/she gets here.
    sissy0604

    Answer by sissy0604 at 1:46 AM on Jan. 5, 2011

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