Should pregnant women climb stairs?

Should pregnant women climb stairs?

Are you trying to practice a healthy lifestyle to help your unborn baby safely and healthily? So, have you ever been interested in whether pregnant women are safe when they go up or down stairs? This article will help you answer questions about the issue

Taking/Climbing the stairs during pregnancy is safe or not?

Taking the stairs is safe during pregnancy as long as you are careful. One of the most feared things may happen to slip or stumble when you go down/up the stairs

Falling down stairs in the first months of pregnancy can cause miscarriage while falling down stairs in the last months of pregnancy is prone to premature birth. In the first months, the risk of falling down stairs is often less because pregnant women still have abilities to keep good balance

When should pregnant women avoid climbing stairs?

Please don’t climb stairs if your doctor advises you not to climb stairs. However, if you are careful, it will not be bad for you and your baby. However, if you have some of these signs, you should avoid climbing stairs:

  • Hemorrhage in the first 3 months of pregnancy
  • There is a high risk of miscarriage, abdominal pain or reduction in the amount of hormones
  • Suffer from diabetes or autoimmune diseases
  • Used to have a miscarriage in the past
  • Be pregnant when you are more than 35 years old
  • Often have dizziness and fainting
  • Have high or low blood pressure

Some notes for climbing stairs during pregnancy

At the 2nd and 3rd quarter of pregnancy, your body dramatically lost his balance. You should be careful to avoid being tripped, slipped, especially when going up/down stairs or going on slick floors. Here are the basic tips for you to climb stairs safely during pregnancy

  • Regular use handrails when walking up or down stairs
  • If you have to carry items when climbing the stairs, make sure that you should let a hand be free to easily use handrails in the off-balance situations
  • Don’t climb stairs without any light.
  • Remember to turn on the lights when going up or down the stairs.
  • If the stairs are carpeted, lift your feet high to avoid tripping over the carpet.
  • Go down or up the stairs slowly.
  • In the case of slipping or tripping stairs, please contact your doctor immediately.

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