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What is the max you can lift when your pregnant?

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Asked by wifey000175554 at 4:02 PM on Apr. 17, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I really think that's different for each woman. For ME, I had a doctor's note to my work to let them know I couldn't life over 25 pounds...I had been a stocker at the time. You should talk to your doctor about your limitations.

    Answer by Renee3K at 4:03 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • i was planning on talking to the doctor too. i heard it was like 40-50 lbs but thats a good point thank you

    Comment by wifey000175554 (original poster) at 4:06 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Yes,go to the doctor or call them for a note asap.

    Answer by dancer at 4:07 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • well i personally lifted 60 lbs worth of weights with just my abs on the crunch machine every other day of the entire 9 months. 90 lbs with my back. pulling down 35 lbs. and when i was 36 weeks pregnant i move to a new apt and i was lifting and carrying 50+lb boxes for hours

    Answer by momofone725 at 4:08 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Definitely ask. My pregnancy was high risk - at the beginning I was told no more than 8 pounds. I ended up on bedrest later on.

    Answer by quietsmilie at 4:22 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • When my sister was pregnant with her first baby I was only 16, so I knew nothing about pregnancies and she always asked me to come over and help her with her groceries because she "wasn't allowed" to lift anything so heavy as a gallon of milk and I beleived her. She had me doing pretty much everything for her til after the baby was born and I found out she was a big fat liar! I am not bitter about it, I think it was totally smart of her. So I think you should use a story like that to your advantage!!
    My dr told me I didnt really have any restrictions. He told me if I wanted to move my couch around to go ahead and do it, just make sure I bend at the knees and not strain my back.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 4:23 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I'd say no more than what you did before the real danger in lifting is falling because your center of gravity changes or hurting your back.

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 4:28 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • ps just go by my motto: if it hurts don't do it! :)

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 4:29 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • i cant left but 5lbs but thats b/c i have a blood clot

    Answer by vgaines at 4:33 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

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