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jol_liu asked:
Does mopping and vacuuming floor affects the baby when I bend down during the chores?



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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!


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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.


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