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Pregnancy and weight restrictions. emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 791 posts
26th Mar

I am about 4 weeks along. I work at an agency for in home care and have a client once a week who I have to lift into bed. (He's about 80 pounds max) should I worry about doing this? I only have to lift him once out of his wheelchair to put him into the bed. Is this a concern, or since I'm so early I don't have to worry about it?

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
26th Mar

As long as your pregnancy is not high risk and it is work you have been doing since before you got pregnant, it's fine.

KyriansMama TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 2715 posts
26th Mar

I work the same job you do, in home care and as far as I'm aware you don't have to worry about anything until further along in your pregnancy. Unless you start getting pains then I'd stop immediately and call your doc 

emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 791 posts
26th Mar

Quoting KyriansMama:
I work the same job you do, in home care and as far as I'm aware you don't have to worry about anything until further along in your pregnancy. Unless you start getting pains then I'd stop immediately and call your doc 


I'm just freaking out because this is my first pregnancy and I have no idea what to do. Lol. Should I tell my agency when I get a positive blood test so they have time to reassign him to a different aide?

KyriansMama TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 2715 posts
26th Mar

Quoting emily. ♥:

I'm just freaking out because this is my first pregnancy and I have no idea what to do. Lol. Should I tell my agency when I get a positive blood test so they have time to reassign him to a different aide?


My agency is usually very good at placing people where they are comfortable. Spec under certain circumstances such as pregnancy. If you'd feel more relaxed with someone you wouldn't have to lift, then yes I'd let them know ASAP to give them
some time to move things around xD 

emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 791 posts
26th Mar

Quoting KyriansMama:

My agency is usually very good at placing people where they are comfortable. Spec under certain circumstances such as pregnancy. If you'd feel more relaxed with someone you wouldn't have to lift, then yes I'd let them know ASAP to give them
some time to move things around xD 


Thank you. :)

KyriansMama TTC since Aug 2013; 1 child; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 2715 posts
26th Mar

Quoting emily. ♥:

Thank you. :)


You're very welcome and congrats!! 

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32221 posts
status 26th Mar

If you're not high risk and have been doing it before pregnancy it only becomes an issue when you get a big bump and your center of gravity changes. Also your ligaments loosening up is a concerns, as you can injure yourself more easily. 

emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 791 posts
26th Mar

Quoting Squid Kid:
If you're not high risk and have been doing it before pregnancy it only becomes an issue when you get a big bump and your center of gravity changes. Also your ligaments loosening up is a concerns, as you can injure yourself more easily. 


So I wouldn't have to worry about it until I start showing, pretty much right?

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32221 posts
status 26th Mar

Quoting emily. ♥:

So I wouldn't have to worry about it until I start showing, pretty much right?


Right, just be careful because your joins will start loosening around 8 weeks. So take lifting precautions 

emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 791 posts
26th Mar

Quoting Squid Kid:

Right, just be careful because your joins will start loosening around 8 weeks. So take lifting precautions 


Thanks for the warning. Lol. 

emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 791 posts
26th Mar

Quoting Squid Kid:
If you're not high risk and have been doing it before pregnancy it only becomes an issue when you get a big bump and your center of gravity changes. Also your ligaments loosening up is a concerns, as you can injure yourself more easily. 


I know this sounds stupid but I really don't want to somehow harm the baby if I'm lifting too much. When do you think I should tell my agency to reassign my client?

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32221 posts
status 26th Mar

Quoting emily. ♥:

I know this sounds stupid but I really don't want to somehow harm the baby if I'm lifting too much. When do you think I should tell my agency to reassign my client?


You won't harm the baby. you'll only harm yourself.

emily. ♥ Due November 22 (boy); Honolulu, HI, United States 791 posts
26th Mar

Quoting Squid Kid:

You won't harm the baby. you'll only harm yourself.


Okay. Thank you again.

Vmomof2 Due October 25; 2 kids; United States 164 posts
status 26th Mar

I worked up to 40 wks at an assisted living both pregnancies & my third unless told not to. I'm a cna lifting residents up till I was at 8 months