Carrying TWO Babies!?

 

When people see me carrying Olivia, i usually hear, “Omg put her down!” or, “thats too much stress on your belly!”..well, some of this may be true..i mean, Olivia is a nice sized 22 month old (with a nice sized appetite) lol…but there has been some research that shows that it is not as stressful as people may think..as long as its not overdone…especially in a normal pregnancy.

Plus, how can I say no to my little Princess?

I can’t blame the people that see me carrying my toddler because i know it may look stressful, especially when your bump is big & growing, & growing, and growing…. (you get the point, right?) lol…

 

..but after talking with my doctor and doing much research I’ve came to this conclusion.
(Just a reminder, the information concluded is for a normal pregnancy. I’m only a nurse, not a Medical Doctor or Specialist. If you don’t like my opinion on this topic…tough)
 🙂
I found this response on babycenter.com which sums it all up for me:
“Yes, for most women, carrying a toddler while pregnant with baby number two is totally fine. But there’s a trick to it that you should know: When you do pick him up, lift with your legs so you don’t strain your back in the process. You’ll probably be most comfortable holding him on your hip, below your bump.
And while there’s no weight limit, just remember that it is possible to overdo it. Any pain or spotting is a sign you’ve overexerted yourself. It doesn’t necessarily mean something bad will happen but it does mean you need to tone it down in the future.
Of course, there are some women who should avoid carrying their toddlers because they have a condition like a short cervix or a history of preterm labor. If you’re one of them, your doctor or midwife has probably already told you about your restrictions. If you’re unsure, definitely ask.”
…there you have it.
What are your views on carrying a toddler while pregnant? Do you carry your toddler while pregnant?
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4 comments

  1. I am exactly like you, I am 2 days past my due date and I still carry my 18-month old who weighs about 27lbs by the way. He is my baby and doesn't understand what is going on plus I somehow have the strength so more power to us you know. People have freaked out but I have been lucky to have healthy pregnancies with no issues so I can totally do that. Heck, I even carry my 3 year old who weighs 36lbs :).

    You look amazing by the way. Keep doing what works for you and your family, Olivia is clearly enjoying life 🙂

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  2. I have never been pregnant while having a toddler. My oldest kids are 4 years apart and Madison was born 8 years after the last. Lifting with your legs has always been the way it should be done anyway and I personally see nothing wrong with carrying your baby while pregnant. After all there both your babies and who can resist Olivia. 🙂

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  3. I don't blame you babe, especially when the pregnancy is healthy, why not? The little ones don't fully understand and I definitely call it that “Mommy Strength” lol!

    I hope my baby boy is as big and healthy as your two! I love it!

    Thank you so much for the compliments love! Congrats on Baby Boy! He is Gorgeous!

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