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Can I carry my toddler while I’m pregnant?

Will carrying my toddler around hurt my baby?


Will carrying my toddler around hurt my baby?

The Bump Expert

Yes, for most women, carrying a toddler while pregnant with baby number two is totally fine. But there’s a trick to it that you should know: When you do pick him up, lift with your legs so you don’t strain your back in the process. You’ll probably be most comfortable holding him on your hip, below your bump.

And while there’s no weight limit, just remember that it is possible to overdo it. Any pain or spotting is a sign you’ve overexerted yourself. It doesn’t necessarily mean something bad will happen but it does mean you need to tone it down in the future.

If course, there are some women who should avoid carrying their toddlers because they have a condition like a short cervix or a history of preterm labor. If you’re one of them, your doctor or midwife has probably already told you about your restrictions. If you’re unsure, definitely ask.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Prepping for Baby #2

Shower for a second baby?

Exercise dos and don’ts during pregnancy

Lara Simondi, certified nurse-midwife at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston

Can I carry my toddler while I’m pregnant?

I asked my OB/GYN if it was ok that I occasionally had to lift 40-50 lbs at work and she said absolutely not, I should not lift more than 20 lbs throughout my pregnancy. I know the "Expert" said there is no limit but my Doc gave me one, so I would say ask your Doc. I am barred from lifting my dog (45lbs), I know that's not even close to the same as your child, but still I am very bummed.

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Can I carry my toddler while I’m pregnant?

This is my first pregnancy so I'm no expert but I know hundreds of women that carry toddlers while preg. I would still ask the doc of course but more than likley they will say it's fine.

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Can I carry my toddler while I’m pregnant?

I dnt agree if it were the same sex then yes but you have no girl things so I dn't see anything wrong with it

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