Avoid these 8 household chores during pregnancy
It’s time to lighten your load and redelegate the housework! These 8 common household chores should be avoided during your pregnancy as they may be hazardous to your developing fetus
8 Household chores to avoid during pregnancy
During pregnancy, you may feel the urge to clean and prepare the house for your future newborn. But if you have pregnancy complications you may have to keep safety concerns in mind. Some household tasks can be hazardous to you and the developing fetus.
Being pregnant doesn't mean you can't keep your house spic and span though. Like many other activities, it simply means changing your approach. Be careful, enlist help and pay attention; you'll soon be back to your old routine before you know it.
Some advice from mothers who have been there and done that:
Mary Anne: "My skin was hypersensitive to soap products. I couldn't wash dishes, clothes or bathrooms. I would get water boils.”
Winona Tay: "I couldn't do the dishes because my belly got in between me and the sink. I couldn't do the laundry because that would involve crouching and I wouldn't be able to get up after. And I couldn't clean the floor because my husband didn't want the mop handle accidentally poking my tummy.
Adeline: "I only do very light and simple chores like sweeping the floor and any type of chore that doesn’t require me to exert a lot of energy/strength."
Find out the chores you shouldn't be doing in this gallery.
1. Those involving the use of harsh chemicals
2. Lifting heavy loads
3. Cleaning up after pets
4. Cleaning curtains and ceiling fans
5. Mopping and sweeping
6. Cleaning windows
7. Washing dishes
Carting the vacuum cleaner around the house can be very tiring and try not to change the filter while you're pregnant. The filter contains dusts, spores, and hairs which can irritate your eyes and lungs.
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