Carrying during pregnancy
Carrying is also possible during pregnancy and is usually unavoidable anyway! Therefore, it makes sense to carry your baby in a suitable baby carrier or baby sling.
Carrying your baby close to your body in a well-tightened and fitted sling or carrier is much gentler on your pelvic floor and your entire body. It is less stressful than "dragging" the child in your arms. This also applies during pregnancy.
Carrying in a baby sling or a baby carrier is the better choice if the conditions are right, and your pelvic floor will thank you for it.
With a few rules, carrying during pregnancy is a great thing for you and your baby.
Of course, as always with carrying, it is important to be aware of your body's signals and to act accordingly. During pregnancy, be especially sensitive to what your body is telling you!
For carrying during pregnancy, the pregnancy must be healthy, intact and without risks. You should feel comfortable and physically well. Take breaks if you feel uncomfortable or are unsure if it is too much. Don't overload yourself and be mindful of yourself!
It is important that there is no weight on your baby bump. From a certain abdominal girth and as the pregnancy progresses, it is therefore advisable to carry the baby on your back. Make sure that there are no belts or straps running across your baby's belly. Place the abdominal belt so far up your body that it does not rest on the baby's belly, but is placed above it. Choose a tying method for the sling where you knot over the belly or even tie the ends over the chest with a "finish".
If you have any uncertainties about carrying during pregnancy, talk to your midwife or gynaecologist about it. This way you can continue to enjoy the intimate moments of carrying your baby during pregnancy.
The important closeness and security of being carried is still possible for your child and does not end with a new pregnancy.
Especially toddlers enjoy these intimate moments so much!