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Carrying and Pregnancy

Jan 14, 2020Babywearing

It’s a question we hear often, and a worry you understandably have. Will carrying affect getting pregnant, or a pregnancy that has already begun? The widely accepted view is that, if you have managed to get pregnant whilst carrying, then your body is happy under those circumstances and all the while you listen to your body, there aren’t any concerns from an infant carrying consultant perspective. That said, if you have any health concerns, you should discuss them with your pregnancy health team.

For those who have struggled with core strength, slings can be used during pregnancy too. You can use a wrap to support your back and bump although it isn’t considered a long term solution nor will it replace the need to see a professional if your problems are recurrent.

Bump wrapping is used across the world in many cultures. Woven wraps are helpful for lifting a little of the support on the bump, whereas stretchy wraps focus more on the pelvis. Wrapping around the pelvis focuses on the joints that can often be the cause of pelvic girdle pain (PGP). Using wraps to help you stay active will help with your tone however it is important to seek support from your women’s health team for any significant issues.

Here is a link to a helpful video for bump wrapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzj0gU8fhWc. You can find many more online also.

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