Every parent wants to give their newborn the best of the world. Some of them do it by redecorating their old place before the arrival of the baby and others make the decision to relocate into a better community. Moving house during pregnancy can be more stressful than usual, and one needs to keep certain important pointers in mind to execute a smooth and safe relocation.
Register with a new doctor
This is the first and foremost thing to do while shifting during pregnancy. You cannot risk not being ready for emergencies even in the first few days of the move. Therefore, it is important to register with a new doctor in your new place before you move. Make sure you inform your old GP and gynaecologist about the change and complete all appointments and essential checkups before moving day. If you are unsure, ask your trusted physician to give you references. This will make it easier for you to settle in with your new doctor.
Take care of the packing
It is of course not recommended that you lift and move heavy things during pregnancy, however if you want, you can help with light packing. In fact that will make the removals process less stressful on you in that you will know what you are packing in each box and unpacking would be much easier. However, this might take longer than you expected, so make sure you make an early start. Ask your friends and family members for help. If you are a single mother planning the entire move then you should take the help of removal companies who take care of all aspects of the move, from packing to unpacking. The movers will make handling the physical tasks easier for you.
Be ready for any crisis on moving day
No matter how much you plan and organize, there are things that are beyond your control and can go out of hand on moving day. If you come up against any crisis situation, try not to panic. The stress is only going to harm you and not make the move any easier. Instead, try staying calm and get the right people and resources to help you. Hiring a moving company makes sense in that situation since they are professionals in this field and have the expertise to troubleshoot all kinds of problems. Besides, with the kind of resources available to these professionals, it is much less likely that they will run into these kinds of problems.
Don’t forget yourself
It is true that there will be a lot going on during and after the days of moving, which might take its toll on your health. However, do not forget that your baby needs you to take care of yourself more than anything else. Therefore, take your time off every day to rest and drink lots of water and eat well. With the hard work and stress weighing down upon you, you will also need extra nutrition!
Sometimes, the stress and extra work going into the process of moving can tire you out and make you irksome. In such situations, it is helpful to be surrounded by friends and family to create a positive environment. Give yourself enough time to mentally settle into the idea of the move. If it is going to cause you too much discomfort, reconsider postponing the move until a better time. Make sure you book 2-3 dates with the moving company, just in case your health does not allow you to move on the first date.