bending

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by LucyB., Dec 9, 2011.

  1. LucyB.

    LucyB. Well-Known Member

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    My job involves a lot of bending. Like bending down to clean low cupboards etc, or bending to find stock in the stock room. Was just wondering how bending affects the baby if at all? Or is it really well protected in there and I'm just worrying for nothing?? Ha ha, I'm doing no heavy lifting, just bending down xxx
     
  2. angie84

    angie84 Well-Known Member

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    as long as ur not heavy lifting, not over bending. and not streching. should be ok. just take care of your self. i strech to get heavy wedding dresses down..
     
  3. Loula

    Loula Well-Known Member

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    believe me your body one way or another will tell you to stop, ive just spent an hour an a half cleaning my one bed flat and my lower back is aching now, been lifting hoover etc etc rest time tonight x
     
  4. BabyBrain

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    You shouldn't be bending by your middle hun, for a start you wouldn't be covered with insurance as you should be crouching whether you are pregnant or not. I broke my back last year and was chatting to my mw cos of the pain I'm in. She said the hormones that open the pelvis and make it loose ready for baby to pass through also makes us over flexible everywhere else and the risk of serious back injury is increased cos we don't realise we are bending too much til it's too late. Also when the baby moves higher out of the pelvis it will actually hurt to bend as you will put pressure on the uterus.
    You need a risk assessment done by your personnel dept or manager, including for any cleaning chemicals you are using.
    If you haven't told them yet you need to. They have to keep it confidential by law but you need someone to help you continue working safely. Yours and baby's health is very precious xxxxxx
     
  5. angie84

    angie84 Well-Known Member

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    Yer my back hurts if I do to much, I vacumed the shop(work)today and ouch.

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