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Should I avoid lifting heavy objects while pregnant?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends how heavy

But in general yes.

In brief: Depends how heavy

But in general yes.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Thank
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