Pregnancy and Cleaning - Staying Safe

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Published Jun 17, 2016

Cleaning is one activity you should be careful about. While it is true that a healthy home environment is a clean and sanitized one, it is also true that it is something you won’t be able to devote as much effort to as before.

There is nothing more important than staying healthy during pregnancy. There are a lot of factors to consider, if you are expecting a child and you still want to do your fair share of household chores.

You must approach every home cleaning task with care, if you want to ensure you are fine. Here are few tips for you to consider:

You will fine doing basic chores, such as everyday dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning countertops of your kitchen and bathroom is still fine. Granted you do not overwork yourself, there is no problem in getting some physical activity in the form of doing such cleaning service yourself. Remember to take regular breaks if you get tired too quickly or just go with professional cleaners if that is an option for you.

  • Use some protection gear - chances are the skin of your hands has gotten sensitive during pregnancy. An allergy caused by some cleaning product is the last thing you want to deal with. That is why wearing gloves during any cleaning routine should become a habit for you. It would also be nice to protect yourself from dangerous fumes by wearing a mask.

  • Avoid dangerous chemicals - a lot of cleaning products out there hold a certain risk for a developing baby’s health. For example, solvents (varnish removers, oven cleaners, paint thinners) should be avoided at all costs. To be on the safe side, you can also exclude anything labeled with ‘toxic’ during your cleaning efforts.

  • Resort to green cleaning solutions - there are plenty of recipes that you can utilize to clean your home while pregnant, without any risk whatsoever. There are numerous cleaning recipes out there that involve baking soda or vinegar as main ingredients. The good thing about them is that they are not only safe to use, but also quite effective at various home cleaning chores.

  • Ask for assistance - don’t be afraid to pull the pregnancy card on your husband and have him deal with certain cleaning chores. No one would be mad, as such physical activity may indeed become too difficult for you to carry out all alone. Members of the family should help you whenever possible, or you can try booking a cleaning service if you want.

Cleaning during pregnancy is not a strictly forbidden chore, although you must be careful in how you deal with it. Be cautious when using certain products and don’t overwork yourself.

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