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Moving Home When Pregnant: Tips

If you want to have children after your wedding, you will definitely be happy when your doctor tells you that you are pregnant. You will begin imme...


If you want to have children after your wedding, you will definitely be happy when your doctor tells you that you are pregnant. You will begin immediately to make arrangement to get your home organized in order to welcome the new baby. One of the things newly married couple do is to expand their home or move into a bigger apartment. This is because they need more space in order to accommodate the babies items such as strollers, moses basket and others. But one thing is to find a new and better accommodation and another thing is to move into the accommodation. Generally, moving is very stressful but it can become hell if you are moving when pregnant. But you can make it less stressful by doing all that you should do rightly. Here are some tips to help you prepare for it.

Planning ahead

Moving house is a big exercise which can subject us to great stress. It is not a type of exercise that you can rush over. You have to give it time and begin by planning it very well. How well you prepare for the move will determine how stressful the move will be. If you don't plan very well, you will get stressed up a long the line which is not good to your condition. Make a do-list to enable you do the necessary things you should at the right time.

Don't overlook your health

There is the tendency to become engrossed with the preparation for your move to the extent of forgetting your health. You should not forget to take good care of yourself during the preparation stage. You should try to take it easy and do things bit by bit so that you will not get stressed. This is why it is important that you begin on time to prepare for the move. You should make out time to relax, sleep and prepare good meal for yourself. Do not forget your exercise. During your antenatal hospital visits, your doctor or midwife will definitely explain the importance of regular exercise for pregnant women. It helps to you have safe delivery and to regain your shape after delivery. Despite your preparation for the move, you should continue with your exercise.

Register with a new hospital for your antenatal classes

If you are moving out of your current location where it will be impossible or difficult for you to continue your antenatal classes with the current hospital, then you have to register with a new maternity care facilities for your prenatal visits. Take time to research the available options so that you will choose a good facilities. Discuss with them to know when you can start your prenatal visit. But it is advisable to schedule appoints after settling down.

Avoid lifting heavy item

If you are doing the parking by yourself, you should avoid lifting heavy item. It can be dangerous to health and the health of the baby in your womb. So, you have to ask your friends and neighbors to help you with the packing.

Begin on time to pack your item

It is advisable that you start packing your items on time. Ideally, you should start gathering your items together as soon as your moving is decided and the date fixed. In this way, you will not forget anything.

Pack your hospital bag differently

If your delivery date is close at hand, you should pack your hospital bag differently and get it in the vehicle that you will travel with. It is not advisable to keep it together with other boxes in case of emergency delivery.

With the above tips, you will have a successful move.

Some Pregnancies Complications to Watch Out for


Once you get married and you are looking to make babies, there is a kind of internal joy and happiness that you will feel inside you when you are told by your doctor that pregnancy is the cause of your early morning sickness, nausea, stomach cramp and other symptoms and signs of pregnancy. But despite the joy, pregnancy symptoms can be very painful. Besides the symptoms, there are other complications that are associated with pregnancy which you should take note. Some of these risk factors are serious and can even lead to death. If you are pregnant, you should be aware of these complications.

Poor pregnancy history

There are some women that have poor pregnancy history such as premature delivery, miscarriage and stillbirth and previous low birth-weight baby. These complications are much likely to resurface again in the next pregnancy. If you have encountered such a problem, you should discuss it with your doctor. Your gynecologist may suggest some tests for you such as genetic screening. However, the actual cause of these complications are not cause.

Caesarean section

Caesarean section shortly referred to as a c-section is a term for surgical operation carried out for delivering by cutting through the wall of the abdomen of the pregnant woman. Though, nowadays, some women prefer giving birth through c-section, it is mainly done when a woman is not able to deliver a baby in the natural manner owing to one problem or the other. If you have hard a caesarean section, it is much likely that you may have it again in your next childbirth. So, if you are pregnant and you have hard a c-section before, you should let your doctor know and go for delivery in a hospital that have the necessary equipment for c-section.

Short height

Women who are short in height are more likely going to have some difficult delivery especially if their husbands are taller. It is important that you let your midwife know about the stature of your husband if you are not up to 5 foot and your husband is tall.

Weight issues

Too much weight gain or underweight can affect pregnancy. Before you get pregnant, it is important that you address the weight issue. If you are overweight, then you should consider losing weight and if you are under weight, then you should consider meeting a dietician. Your doctor will tell you the required weight range for a woman looking to get pregnant. If you have already become pregnant and you are underweight, it is important that you meet a dietician to help you plan your meal. Your doctor may recommend the appropriate scan in order to monitor the growth of the baby.

Abnormal position

As implicit from the name, this issue occurs when the baby is not lying in the properly position. You may be booked for a c-section if your baby is lying sideways or upside down. If you take your ante-natal care very seriously, this will be discovered earlier by your doctor who will discuss it with you and give you the best advice in that regard.

Other pregnancy issues are:

  • multiple pregnancies
  • effect of age 
  • psychological distress