Menu

Be a part of our Heart Knows Best community, with 17037 reviews and ratings by other mums like you.
Get wisdom and advice from other mums and our experienced Careline advisors today!

  • avatar
  • 2 answers to
    this question
  • 2 mums love
    this question
jol_liu asked:
Does mopping and vacuuming floor affects the baby when I bend down during the chores?

MY ANSWER

CARELINE ANSWER

  • avatar
  • Careline Supervisor
  •  1 mum love
    this answer
Dione Law answered:
Thanks for your question! Our Healthcare Expert will be answering some questions every week but in the meantime, here's a little tip from our Careline! Some gentle and light exercise during pregnancy may help to increase your energy levels. These exercises include light house chores such as washing and cleaning. However, do keep a look out for wet areas when you're mopping the floors to prevent yourself from slipping. Try not to carry heavy things or bend down too regularly as these actions may exert force on your abdomen. Watch out for your balance as pregnancy may alter your centre of gravity. Make sure you know how to protect your back so you don't get backaches as carrying a foetus is already adding on strain to yourself. You can still be active during pregnancy, but listen to your body. Don't overdo things! When you're feeling any discomfort, take a rest. Hope this helps!

MOST LOVED ANSWER

  • avatar
  • 0 Followers
  • 2 Answers
  •  1 mum love
    this answer
Abbywong answered:
Depends on your preg stage. During first and late trimesters, it is not advisable to avoid heavy chores, regardless of the nature of the chores. Furthermore, mopping the floor can be more risky since the floor will be wet. Mild bending is OK, so long it is not too extreme and for long hours.

OTHER ANSWERS (0)


Back to question

Ask the community

Not what you're looking for? Just ask.


Ask our Careline

Whatever's on your mind,
we're here to help.
Call us
Live chat

CONTACT US

Email Us Email Us
 

Email Us

Have a question? Just complete a simple form and our Careline will send you a reply within 3-4 working days.

Call Us> Call Us
 

Call Us

Have a question? Give our Careline a call for advice and guidance.

1800 265 3188

Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm