Pregnant women need to take utmost care of themselves as there is another life living inside. Besides taking extra care and attention in terms of food, certain physical activities should be completely avoided.
Here are some physical activities you should avoid while you attend to household chores:
(1) Avoid carrying heavy loads: You’re already undergoing a lot of back strain because you will be carrying your growing baby. Due to which there will be sudden change in how you hold yourself because your centre of gravity moves forward. Therefore objects like your older child, a bucket of water, a bagful of groceries, a gas cylinder, etc will increase the strain on your back even more.
(2) Avoid climbing. It is not advisable to climb on stools or ladders. Doing this might put you at risk of losing your balance and falling. No matter what the reason, always wait for assistance, whether to change a light bulb or fetch a suitcase from the loft.
(3) Avoid bending constantly. This applies to sleeping, sweeping, clearing litter on the floor and washing clothes. Bending all the time will affect your back. In case, there is something which has to be picked up, and there is no one to help around, then it is advisable that you crouch instead of bending.
(4) Avoid standing for long durations. Stay away from tasks that involve standing for long hours as this might add extra stress on your base. This may cause swollen feet.
Avoid risky posture and stance, and enjoy a safe and healthy pregnancy.