Lifting while pregnant question?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by 18NPregnant, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. 18NPregnant

    18NPregnant Mommy of 2

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    Hi i am 20 weeks pregnant with my second child and my son is 9 months, is it normal to be getting cramps and pains in which i buckle over when i lift him adn carry him, what do i do im the only one home during the day
     
  2. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    Ive read its fine to lift your toddler as your used to doing it, itd be different if it were you suddenly lifting something heavy on a regular basis
     
  3. 18NPregnant

    18NPregnant Mommy of 2

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    but should it be causing cramps and pain
     
  4. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    no but back pain is normal. I remember getting it alot when i was pregnant with River no matter what i did.

    Give your MW a quick call if its really hurting they can arrange some physio
     
  5. tessica123

    tessica123 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. If it should i am asking my mw this week as i have a 6 month old and he is getting heavy and i get pains when lifting him

    When in house on own i camp out on living room floor and he rolls about or i put him in his chair if i need to do anything
     
  6. charlotteb24

    charlotteb24 Noah & William's Mummy

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    A nurse at work told me that anything you were doing pre-pregnancy, i.e lifting and carrying wise should be fine to continue to do whilst you are pregnant until the bump gets in the way. But anythong over the weight or work load that you body is used to is not ok to do during pregnancy.

    I work as a hospital porter and so i work pushing pulling and lifting people and things 3 days a week 11 hours at a time. I find sometimes i get mild aches across my stomach and lower back pain and thats when i know i have to sit down for 10 mins! but if the pain is making you double over i would go see you MW hun and she may be able to advise you or refer you to physio maybe to sort out whats causing it xx
     
  7. 18NPregnant

    18NPregnant Mommy of 2

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    well obviously i was lifting my son before but he is gaining weight. and i sit down when it comes but it has been here steady all morning worsening when i lift my son or stand up, and it only really stops when i am laying down if that makes sense
     

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