Pregnancy is great news, but it comes with restrictions. You have to steer clear of overexertion and unsafe toxins around your home. You should be safe with some of the chores. However, there are some chores you need to ask someone else to help you with or consider hiring temporary help.
Cat Litter Boxes
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You have decided the nursery needs a new coat of paint. You pick the color and get someone else to do the job. Don't go in the room for about 2 or 3 days, and air it out well before you come back to decorate your new space. Paint fumes can be extremely harmful to both you and the baby.
Harsh Cleaning Chemicals
Noxious fumes from products such as bleach, oven cleaner, and mosquito spray should be avoided. If you must tackle jobs requiring these products; use gloves or seek other alternatives. You can use household items such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemons as a natural cleanser.
Bug spray should be avoided because the effect of pesticides and chemicals during pregnancy is unclear. It is much safer to stay away from all pest control items, including ant and roach spray. Be safe and ask someone else to do the task. If you have an ant problems sprinkle ground cinnamon, dry mint, or cloves to keep them away.
This is another tiring chore that would be best avoided. The dust, spores, and hair circulating in the filter may irritate your eyes and lungs.
Lifting Heavy Objects
Call someone to aid you if you have large grocery/shopping bags or want to move furniture around. The bending and squatting is not good and too much heavy lifting could cause preterm labor.
Being pregnant does not mean you have to let your home turn into a pig pen. It just means your spouse, significant other, children, or friends will need to step up and help you with chores that are not safe for you to perform on your own. As important as cleaning is, the health of you and your baby should be viewed as more important. To find out more, speak with someone like Mile High OB GYN.