Just when my last trimester began, my husband and I found a flat we did not want to turn down. Actually, I wanted to avoid a move during pregnancy, at least at such a late stage. As for holidays, celebrations and large purchases, the second trimester of pregnancy is also best suited for moving during pregnancy. The complaints of the first few weeks, such as nausea and tiredness, are usually over and the stomach is not so big that it restricts every movement. But in our situation, a previous move was not possible and so I stood in the 34th Week of pregnancy in front of a mountain of moving boxes, all wanted to be packed. What kind of experiences did I have when moving during pregnancy?
Move pregnant – keep away from heavy moving boxes
Regardless of the stage of pregnancy, heavy objects should not be lifted or carried. A moving box of 15 kg is definitely too heavy. No matter how ambitious you are and how fit you are, think of your baby and never pick up a filled moving box when moving during pregnancy. Give this task to helpers, whether partners, friends or a Sydney removalist.
Moving boxes packed in pregnancy
You can help with packing the moving boxes. Make sure that you position the empty boxes the same way that they will not get in the way later. It is best to fill one box, close it and place the next one on the filled one. Also, be careful not to overstrain yourself and keep taking maternity breaks. I found the constant stretching and bending heavier than I had expected. It is also important that the moving boxes are labelled as accurately as possible. That means: On the cardboard should be on all sides of the space on it, in which the helpers should wear it, and the contents as detailed as possible. Because maybe you have the experience to be more forgetful than normal during pregnancy.
Moving in pregnancy: renovating and cleaning?
Pregnant women, especially at the end of the pregnancy, have a tremendous build of nests. This is the desire to make the home especially nice and clean for the baby. Everything should be as perfect as possible so that the offspring feel comfortable. If a relocation falls into this phase, the phenomenon of nest building will be intensified. Most of all, you would like to paint all the walls in the new apartment lay a new floor, clean all the windows and wipe away the dust from every corner. But do not forget, your powers are currently very limited. In addition, when renovating a higher risk of accidents and the chemical vapours that are included, for example, in wall paint, but also in many cleaning agents, can be harmful to the baby. Therefore, leave the renovation and the cleaning to your partner or hire a craftsman and a cleaning company.
Living out the nest construction during the move
But that does not mean that you should completely suppress your nest build. Only you should approach him calmly and slowly. I had to hold myself back a lot so as not to do everything at once. Because at the end of the pregnancy, the panic overcame me, not everything to create until the birth of the little one. That’s why I created a list of priorities. After we cleaned the old apartment swept clean and the new rough, the preparations for the baby started: wash all baby things until the third month and folded nicely in the baby room, pack the bag for the hospital, the changing table and the crib and build then decorate. Instead of painting, I bought cute wall stickers and stuck them behind the changing table on the wall.
After the preparations for the baby it goes to the apartment
Satisfied with my nest building, I was now able to tackle the detailed housing plaster slowly and stress-free, of course, without toxic cleaning agents. Overall, the whole thing took much longer than I expected before. But that’s OK. A pregnant woman should listen to her body and relax when it requires relaxation. Therefore, the tip to you: Do not take yourself too much in too short a time. Allow as much time as possible for each step of the move. If possible, rent the new apartment already one month before you leave the old apartment. And think of you and your baby first with each activity. Your well-being happens when moving during pregnancy.
How a pregnant woman can help with the move
The baby belly is in the way, lifting is taboo and bending over and standing on the legs is too exhausting. But that does not mean that you cannot do anything when moving in pregnancy. A very big and important part of a move is the planning. The dates for the transfer of the old apartment and the takeover of the new apartment must be agreed with the landlords and prepared. If you need a removal company and craftsmen, offers must first be obtained. A tip: You can request removal offers right here. Click on the link below and get up to 6 offers from matching moving companies. Your request is free and without obligation.
If you already have a child, you may have to look after a place in the new kindergarten or in the new school. In addition, various institutions that you have contracts with have to be informed about the change of address. Since one can always forget to inform a job, it helps to commission a forwarding order for your mail. Inform yourself, if you have to register for the new house water and electricity.
When moving without a moving company
If you let your friends support you instead of professional relocation helpers, you should rent a moving van and provide good food. In addition, the helpers must be briefed on the move, so that each his tasks are clear. You see – there is a lot of work in planning and delegating. So do not have a bad conscience that you cannot tackle. Your partner and your helpers will be happy to have instructions from a contact person who has the full overview. This will make your move to a stress-free and successful pregnancy easier, and you’ll soon be able to indulge in your nest job.