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    Sazzy is offline Registered User
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    When should I stop??

    So, I am currently 21 weeks pregnant and I have a 25 month old. I take my daughter to the park and gyms and I am constantly picking her up, supporting her whilst she climbs, helping her on ladders etc etc.

    When should I stop doing this? I was so careful when I was pregnant the first time around but this time its difficult to say "mummy cant help you".

    Just wondered what everyone else did.
    Thanks

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    I'm 27 weeks pregnant and this week I carried my 18 months old from the library in Causeway Bay through Victoria Park, then past Sogo because she was refusing to walk and I forgot the stroller (silly me!!). I think the only time it really matters is if you're having preterm contractions or have some other need to be on bedrest. I know I should be more careful and I should have remembered the stroller that day, but you've gotta do what you've gotta do - and women for centuries have been doing much more than that while pregnant, the only thing you're gonna hurt is your own back. So I think - yes don't be dumb about it... but ultimately we're pregnant, not invalids. And carrying around an extra 12kg or 15kg or whatever for a while isn't going to hurt.

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    Agree on the above. I carried my under-2-year-old whenever she needed it and whenever I was physically able to while I was pregnant for my second. I remember giving her a bath, then lifting her out of the tub, etc. the night before I gave birth My body would tell me when I should stop certain activities: I used to get a hard tummy, which meant I needed to rest.

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    Thats great - thanks guys. I will keep going and wait for my body to tell me to stop :)

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    I continue to carry my boys and I'm 33 weeks. I remember reaching about 35 weeks last time and getting severe pelvic pain. That's when the lifting and horsing around had to stop

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    I am happy to continue to carry her - im worried about the times when i lift her and support her when she is on the monkey bars or climbing ladders on playgrounds.
    This will sound silly but my mum says that I shouldnt stretch and put my arms over my head as this will make the umbilical cord go around the baby's neck!!

    But just to reconfirm - i can not harm the baby, the only problem may be back pain for me?

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    I had the same question as Sazzy! I'm only almost 17 weeks along and my son is only 13 months old, so I don't have any problems with lifting him - but my husband always tells me to carry him less.

    What about using carriers like the Ergo? Would that be ok?

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    There is something about not lifting above your head. My pilates teacher mentioned it..... Can't recall the details tho!

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