4 Tips To Observe When Moving Home During Your Pregnancy

4 Tips To Observe When Moving Home During Your Pregnancy

We all know the stress and anxiety that moving to a new home brings. However, the stress and anxiety can only be elevated, especially when you are moving while pregnant. Your body is already working tirelessly to grow a small life, and the last thing you want is to strain your body with the packing and moving.

Fortunately, with adequate planning and the right approach, you can make your move a smooth one, enabling you to focus on what is more important – the impending arrival of your newborn. In this article, we will explore four helpful tips to help you achieve a safe and efficient move during your pregnancy.

1. Engage a trusted moving company

All in all, you should avoid doing any laborious activities during your pregnancy, and that includes lifting heavy furniture and boxes. Hence, you should seriously consider engaging a trusted moving company that offers a complete range of services, such as packing and bulky furniture disposal.

Moving companies, such as JC Movers, are equipped with the right tools and experiences to do the heavy lifting for you, allowing you to experience a smooth moving process.

2. Prioritise the key items to move before the baby arrives

If you are moving closer to your due date, start prioritising the key items to move by taking an inventory of the key things you need in your new place. Starting from your room, then moving to the shared space, such as your living room, decide what you need to make those spaces baby-ready and baby-safe.

If this is your first child, you will need everything, such as the changing table, rocking chair, and crib. You will also require smaller items, such as baby clothes, diapers, blankets, and linens. Suppose you have already acquired some, or if you are reusing them from your older children, organise them accordingly, packing them into labelled boxes. If not, get them only when you move to your new place. This will help you reduce the number of things to move.

3. Create a moving schedule around your due date

Ideally, you would want to pack and move two to three months before your due date. Any earlier, and you might be too uncomfortable to do anything. Any later, and you could be conducting your move with a newborn at hand.

The time frame allows you to move into your new home before your baby is due, giving you ample of time to settle in and prepare for the birth. During the unpacking process, do not give yourself pressure to settle down after moving completely. Take plenty of breaks and unpack a little each day at a time, prioritising your room and baby items.

4. Prioritise yourself and your unborn baby’s safety

Here are some things you have to observe when moving during your pregnancy:

  • Lift smart to avoid injuring yourself: When you are expecting, lifting and moving heavier items require lots of caution; best if you can avoid lifting them completely. However, if it is unavoidable, you should bend at your knees, keeping your back straight when picking them up.
  • Ask for help: Do not be hesitant to seek help. From moving professionals to even friends and families, always seek help for any heavy lifting. It is not worth risking the possibility of overexerting and injuring yourself.
  • Wear well-supported shoes: Your centre of gravity will be shifted during pregnancy. Hence, a pair of shoes that provides adequate support will make carrying of items feel more stable, preventing slips and falls.
  • Prioritise the big items first: Essentially, you would want to focus on key furniture, such as the changing table, rocking chair, and crib, setting them up at your new place before moving the rest of the items and furniture in.


Moving to a new place takes lots of planning. However, with pregnancy in the picture, you need to prioritise planning time, space, and resources to ensure that you do not overexert yourself and risk injuring yourself and your unborn baby. Hopefully, with the tips mentioned above, you will be able to experience a safe and efficient prenatal move.

Here at JC Movers, our team is experienced in moving all sorts of houses safely and effectively. On top of moving residential spaces, they are also professional commercial office movers in Singapore. Do not be embarrassed to seek help in times of need. Contact us to get a moving quote today!

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