During pregnancy, there are some steps you should take to make sure both you and your baby stay safe. You...
During pregnancy, there are some steps you should take to make sure both you and your baby stay safe. You may be accident prone now. During pregnancy, your belly grows (obviously), and this shifts your center of gravity. You won't be able to see your feet easily, which believe it or not, helps you to do basic stuff like climb stairs. Always keep in mind that with pregnancy, gracefulness often flies out the window. Walk slowly, take your time with steep, slippery, or stair situations. Look around your home and work for tripping issues. Make sure that all rungs lay flat, lighten up poorly lit areas, keep floors clear of objects. Wear shoes that support your new condition. Some pregnant women can pull off heels and slick bottomed fancy shoes, but it's not recommended. Safety is more important that fashion right now. Don't climb ladders, lift too heavy of boxes, or attempt other dangerous situations. Get some help. Make sure your bathtub has a non-slip mat and if possible install a safety handle. During the winter, play it extra safe. Only head outside with super good snow shoes and make sure ice melting products are applied to your front walk at home and at work. Rest often. Don't underestimate the benefits of proper rest. An overly tired person is way more likely to have an accident. If you're feeling really tired, don't overdo cleaning, walking, or work.

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