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Pregnancy and moving Tibby Bruic Charlebois 2 kids; Chelsea, NY, United States 309 posts
16th May '13

I just found out that I am pregnant with my second TODAY! I'm thrilled. The only issue is that we are moving across the country on the weekend of June 8th. I know how risky the first few months of pregnancy can be. Do you think it would be okay to help pack, load the truck, move, and unload? Or should we hire movers? I don't want to make things more risky if I don't have to.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
16th May '13

I would think you could do just about everything but don't push yourself to get it done or move things that are too heavy. Listen to your body.

Tibby Bruic Charlebois 2 kids; Chelsea, NY, United States 309 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" I would think you could do just about everything but don't push yourself to get it done or move things that are too heavy. Listen to your body."


Thanks. I figured it would be fine but its not really something I want to chance. I will be 7-8 weeks around that time.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Tibby Bruic Charlebois:" Thanks. I figured it would be fine but its not really something I want to chance. I will be 7-8 weeks around that time."


If you are that concerned, you should ask your doctor.

Tibby Bruic Charlebois 2 kids; Chelsea, NY, United States 309 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" If you are that concerned, you should ask your doctor."


Do you think I should bother seeing a doctor before I move? I did not live in the same city during my last pregnancy so I don't have an OB here.

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Tibby Bruic Charlebois:" Do you think I should bother seeing a doctor before I move? I did not live in the same city during my last pregnancy so I don't have an OB here. "


I just noticed you live in Alameda I live north of San Francisco. Personally I don't think you need to see a doctor before you move. Like I said, listen to your body. If you body starts telling you it is getting tired, you should stop.

J+C+B=3 19 kids; Godfrey, Illinois 391 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Tibby Bruic Charlebois:" Do you think I should bother seeing a doctor before I move? I did not live in the same city during my last pregnancy so I don't have an OB here.


I don't know how it is there but here you won't see a doc until you're 12 weeks along unless you were a high risk pregnancy before or you are bleeding during pregnancy.

Red Bottom TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15307 posts
16th May '13

I would call a local OB and see when they usually schedule first appointments. If its before you move, I'd suggest going. Make sure you start prenatal vitamins ASAP.



I don't see the harm in packing but I wouldn't be lugging and lifting boxes.

Tibby Bruic Charlebois 2 kids; Chelsea, NY, United States 309 posts
16th May '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" I would call a local OB and see when they usually schedule first appointments. If its before you move, ... [snip!] ... Make sure you start prenatal vitamins ASAP. I don't see the harm in packing but I wouldn't be lugging and lifting boxes."


Thanks, I think I'll call around. I wasn't even in the same country for most of my pregnancy so I'm sure its totally different in the US. From what I've heard, most OBs wouldn't want me in until I'm 10 weeks, but I would really love to just meet with someone much earlier to make sure I'm on the right track.

Red Bottom TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15307 posts
16th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tibby Bruic Charlebois:</b>" Thanks, I think I'll call around. I wasn't even in the same country for most of my pregnancy so I'm ... [snip!] ... me in until I'm 10 weeks, but I would really love to just meet with someone much earlier to make sure I'm on the right track."</blockquote>




Around here they make you wait until 8 weeks, but I know of other people/places that are more like 6 weeks.