Young Parents Team
You just found out that you are expecting again. Is it still okay for you to carry your toddler?
Your husband says you shouldn’t, but you feel terribly guilty. He’s still a young child who needs your cuddle.
Midwife Kiki Wolff from Thomson Medical Centre has a solution.
Congratulations on being pregnant again. Yes, you should be careful while lifting weights.
The hormone relaxin is released into your body to prepare your ligaments for labour. As a result, your ligaments loosen and you may strain your back more easily.
I wouldn’t advise an expectant mum to carry a heavy object or child.
You can ask your little one to climb onto a chair and then hug him from there. This can be fun and prevents you from hurting yourself.