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Should i avoid lifting heavy objects while pregnant?

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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 than 20#, be very careful with your body mechanics. Lift from your legs, not just your back.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to do heavy lifting while pregnant?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Heavy lifting.: Heavy lifting is generally not allowed while pregnant.

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