Here’s the thing. Moving is a highly stressful time but moving while pregnant? Well, that’s just another animal entirely. It cannot be stressed enough that you MUST take a good look at local moving companies and choose one to hire. No matter how far along you are, you can’t be lifting and carrying a bunch of heavy things all day long. That’s just not good for you or the baby.
Even with the actual loading being done by someone else there is plenty of preparation work to get taken care of before moving house. Hopefully, you have a partner that can take care of a lot of the work but not every woman has such a luxury. So what do you do?
Here are the best tips for moving while pregnant:
Find a doctor
If you are moving to a new city this should be the first thing on your to-do list. It can take weeks to get your first appointment and when you are pregnant you want to spend as little time without a doctor as possible.
You should also discuss with your doctor any concerns they may have about your pregnancy and moving. He or she may also be able to recommend a new doctor if, in fact, you are moving to a new city or town.
Plan in advance
This is a rule that applies to any moving day preparation whether you are pregnant or not. It’s just that it’s that much more important when you are. You want to lower the moving day stress levels as much as humanly possible and that means planning in advance for anything that might come up.
It’s best to start with a simple to-do list. This should include the following:
- Looking at and then hiring local moving companies
- Getting utilities turned off
- Change of mailing address etc.
Keep your stress in check
Moving while pregnant is a stressful thought I know, but there are some things you can do to help keep the levels down.
Here are some great tips for moving while pregnant:
Keep active up until moving day: Making time for walks or yoga will lower your cortisol levels and help keep your mind off of the stress.
Spend time with friends: This is a fantastic way to keep your mind occupied.
Pamper yourself: Spend some time at the spa, get a massage or a pedicure.
Get plenty of sleep: Aim for a minimum 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
Listen to your body
This is the most important thing you will do on moving day. Moving house is not just physically demanding at the best of times, it’s emotionally draining as well. With all the things to do it’s easy to get overwhelmed, especially if you are moving while pregnant.
You don’t want to overexert yourself so pay attention to the little signals your body tells you. If you need a rest, take one, stay hydrated and if you get dizzy, at all, lay down.
Keep these tips for moving while pregnant in mind and come moving day, things will go a lot smoother than you anticipated.
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