Tips for Moving When You're Pregnant

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Published Aug 29, 2016

Moving house can be a very stressful experience. It can be even more stressful and overwhelming if you are pregnant and moving to a different house.

It might not be the best time for you to move while being pregnant, but if you need to do this as soon as possible, here are some tips on the house relocation that you need to keep in mind so that you and your baby are healthy and fine.

  1. Pack everything in advance

Start packing your items at least 6 weeks before the moving day. The sooner you start packing, the more time you will have to deal with all of the boxes. Set small goals and take small steps. Don’t lift the boxes as they may be too heavy. You just need to organize your items according to the room they are going to and ask for someone to help you when you need to move the boxes around. It is a good idea to label the boxes so that it will be easier to unpack them and set them in the new home.

  1. Find a doctor in the new area

When moving, you need to find a reliable doctor in your new town. You can ask your current doctor about some recommendation. You need to have all of your medical records transferred before you move.

  1. Pack a bag with some of your essentials

You probably have a favorite item that you like to use while you are pregnant. It can be a body pillow, a cozy blanket or something else. Make sure you pack these items in a special bag so that you can easily find them whenever you need them.

You will need a lot of help on the moving day. You can ask some friends or family members to help you, or you can hire professional movers to load, transport and unload all of your items. Make sure you hire a reputable moving company which will definitely make your move less stressful.

  1. Take good care of yourself

There are so many things that need to be done when arranging house relocation. If you are pregnant, you need to leave most of the work to your family. The most important thing you should do is find some way to get away from all of the stress and anxiety. Get some extra time for yourself. Go on walks, attend a prenatal yoga class or find any other activity that will be good for you and your baby.

On the moving day, make sure you do as little work as you can. Allow the others to do the heavy lifting and loading. Treat yourself with a great care, stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. It is the right time for you to sit back and order everyone else what to do!

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