MOST women will continue to do daily chores at home such as packaging, washing and cooking even when they are pregnant.
In fact, there are some household chores that cannot be done because it can endanger the health of the mother and the baby.
Pregnancy makes a woman gain weight and as the fetus grows, the mother’s body also increases. It makes difficult for the mother to move around, especially when doing household chores
That is why there are some forbidden household task :
- Lift heavy items
Moving or lifting heavy objects should not be done by pregnant women. Can increase the risk of muscle pain, hernia, low baby weight and can cause premature birth.
- Clean up trash
Pregnant women are not advised to clean their litter to avoid the risk of toxoplasmosis, which is a human infection caused by parasites caused by contact with litter.
Even more dangerous, the mother can pass the infection to the fetus and at birth the baby can experience problems such as vision problems and brain defects.
- Sitting or standing too long
Various household chores require pregnant women to sit or stand for too long and this should be avoided. The reason is, it can cause problems with blood vessels and make the ankles swell.
- Activities that are at risk of falling
After the first trimester, the pregnant woman’s stomach will enlarge until the body’s center of gravity shifts. Avoid chores that increase the risk of falling to keep you and your baby safe.
- Killing pests with pesticides
Afraid or disgusted by the presence of pests or pests such as cockroaches and ants in the house? For safety reasons, never try to kill them with pesticides. Pregnant women who sniff out insecticide sprays can harm their health.
- Paint the house
If the pregnant woman wants to paint the walls of the house, it is best to wait until the baby is born. The paint will steam out when you apply it to the walls. If inhaled can harm both mother and unborn baby.