Infographic: Home Projects to Avoid While Pregnant

What is safe for a mom-to-be to tackle on her own, and what should she stay away from?

Updated on August 03, 2017 17:08 pm

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what to avoid doing for home renovation and improvement when pregnant

Article originally published in Fix.com. Edited and published with permission.

Planning for a baby is a fun, exciting, and anxious time for most couples. Whether it’s your first baby or your fourth, there are always projects and things to be done around the house before your baby’s arrival. But what is safe for a mom-to-be to tackle on her own, and what should she stay away from? How can you prep your house for a newborn while staying safe?

Here are some projects that you can safely do during pregnancy:

infographic - you can paint walls, regular house cleaning, refinishing and assembling furnitures when pregnant

Meanwhile, these are the things you should avoid or ask a friend or family member to do for you:

home activities to avoid when pregnant - spray painting, lifting heavy objects, climbing ladders and heavy duty gardening

Finally, here are the things you shouldn't be around at all, and should definitely hire out:

home improvements to avoid while pregnant - polyurethane, sealands and stains, reglazing porcelain, caulking and sealing

For DIY fanatics, or women who are determined to get their house in order before baby arrives, it’s encouraging to know it can be done! Just remember some basic rules, don’t do anything to excess, and if it’s smelly, just stay away, go to a spa, and hire a pro.


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