You know that you would like to skip the actual day of moving to new home if you could but it is not possible. It can be even harder now that you are pregnant. Even if you already have a baby on board, you can still move to a new house safely. Take note that this is not advisable if you have a very sensitive pregnancy or if your doctor has recommended bed rest to keep you and your baby safe.
The first thing that you have to do is to talk to your doctor. The doctor will tell you if you can proceed with moving or not. If there are some complications that may arise during your pregnancy, you may be advised by your doctor to postpone the move first. You should also steer clear from lifting heavy objects as this may be bad for you. Also, if you are moving to a place far from where you are currently located, ask your doctor for recommendations. Some doctors would not accept new patients that are already on their third trimester.
These are other things that you should remember:
Do not be afraid to ask for help.
You may ask for help from your family members and friends if you do not have to move a lot of items. A lot of them will be willing to help you. It may even be fun for them. If you know that there are a lot of items to move, you can hire any logistics service provider. You can be sure about the quality of their service. They will do their best to make moving easier for you.
Pay attention to your lifting and bending.
Pregnant women are usually not allowed to lift things as it may be bad for you and your baby. You can allow the movers to do that while you focus on other things. Packing can be done easily as long as you do not have to do a lot of bending. If in case you truly need to lift, make sure to choose light and small objects.
Find time to pack.
Packing and cramming everything into the various moving boxes is not ideal for you. You may need to start packing months before the actual day of your move. You need to rest often. In fact, you may need to rest every 30 minutes to give your body time to recover.
Make sure that you will declutter.
You may have a lot of items at home right now that you need to dispose. You can decide on the things that you want to give away or sell before you start packing. This will lessen the effort that you have to do to pack well.
List down everything that you have to do.
You may be feeling a bit lightheaded because of your pregnancy but this is not an excuse for you to think about the things that truly matter. You can make a list of the things that you have to do. It will help you remember things that you may otherwise forget.
Moving can be easy as long as you know what you should and should not do.