Does Lifting Heavy Boxes While TTC Harm?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
My husband and I just started trying to conceive, and we just moved across the country to a new house.

We want to know if there is any danger to a possible pregnancy from me lifting boxes as we unpack. I would estimate that most boxes weigh about 30 pounds, maybe 40 -- that's all I can lift!

I know moderate exercise is a good thing for me, before and during pregnancy, and I know how to lift properly, but I want to make sure about any risks to dislodging the pregnancy from lifting things specifically.