Very Physical Job While Pregnant

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I have a very physical job which requires alot of bending, walking, pulling, lifting, etc, not to mention cleaning chemicals. Most times I don't get a chance to sit for a minute even if I'm tired.

Can this be a risk to my new pregnancy?

ANSWER

The chemicals might be a problem. You should check the Material Safety Data Sheets that your employer is required to have for you to look at. You should not lift more than 20 pounds. Other than that, if you are used to doing your job, it's fine with me if you do it. Exercise is a good thing!

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.

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