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lifting objects while pregnant

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Heavy lifting is not dangerous for your baby but, once your belly gets big, it is easy to injury your back. If you are going to do any lifting more th ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Wahib
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Premature labor: depending on how far pregnant you are, holding heavy objects may increase your risk of premature labor especially if you already have existing risks f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You are not going to hurt the baby but may hurt your back. My limit is about 30 pounds because that is roughly the size of a toddler and many women a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You won't hurt the baby, but you can hurt your back. This will become more of an issue by the middle of your pregnancy when your back starts to curve ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well...: My first question is why are you touching things that have semen on it? Just wash your hands. If there were semen on your hands and you placed it insi ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Wargo
42 years experience Family Medicine
It is highly unlikel: There are several factors to be considered. How long has the object you're speaking of had the sperm on it before being touched, how much time has ela ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you have to hold your breath to lift, push, or pull an object- don't!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No difference: Women who are 3 weeks pregnant can live their lives the same way as if they were not pregnant. Most women actually do that, because they don't even k ... Read More

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