8 types of household chores you should avoid during pregnancy

8 types of household chores you should avoid during pregnancy

Pregnancy does not mean you have to leave all the housework. All you need to do are to change the ways to better suit the new situation. Be careful when moving, seek help when needed, and always pay attention to your own health. You will soon get familiar with daily work again before you timely know it.

1.Cleaning animal waste

In the livestock waste, there are many parasites and bacteria which can penetrate into the body of the pregnant mother through casual contact. Especially in the shit of cat, there is a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis, a serious infection. If you are forced to clean up the waste of domestic animals, remember to wear gloves, masks, and then wash your hands with antibacterial soap

2.Using strong chemicals

Mosquito spray, washing liquid in the kitchen and other washing liquid types that contain highly toxic cleansing chemicals. Therefore, pregnant women should use alternative solutions such as chalk and ant tape. In the washing process, you can try all kinds of natural washing liquid such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon

3.Carrying heavy things

Things such as moving furniture in the house and carrying bags after shopping, you should not be too strenuous. The bigger your belly is, the heavier the pressure on your lower back is, so you can easily suffer from injuries if you carry heavy things. Do not be afraid to ask friends, relatives or older children to help you during pregnancy.

4.Cleaning curtains and fans

Pregnant women need to avoid all the chores that require climbing or standing on chairs. During pregnancy, the ability to keep balance is bad, so falling is very likely to occur. Let’s minimize standing on the table, chairs and even three-step staircases.

5.Cleaning the house

It will not affect anything if you just sweep in a narrow distance, but if your house is in a large one with many floors or corners, sweeping continuously can cause more severe back pains. The solution for you is to take a 5-10 minute rest occasionally before continuing.

6.Cleaning the windows

Cleaning the window could easily make mothers slip. Besides there are the harmful effects of all kinds of glass cleaning liquid on the mother’s health as stated above.

7.Washing dishes

Pregnant women can still wash dishes but do not forget to wear gloves because the skin becomes more sensitive during pregnancy


Moving the vacuum cleaner around the house can make you tired, and you yourself should avoid replacing the filter of vacuum cleaner when you are pregnant. Animal fur, mold spores and dust can irritate your eyes and lungs.

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