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Is it OK to move house during pregnancy?

Moving to a New Home While Pregnant Could Raise Risk of Preterm Birth. When a baby’s on the way, pregnant women and their families may consider moving to a new home in search of more space or a better location. But a new study suggests that, in some cases, moving during pregnancy may raise the risk of preterm birth.

What happens if you move house during pregnancy?

A recent University of Washington study found a link between moving house during the first trimester and a heightened risk of premature birth, in addition to low birth weight and small body size.

When is the best time to move during pregnancy?

The second trimester is typically the ideal time to move while pregnant. You’ve passed the nausea and sickness of the first trimester but haven’t reached the physical discomfort and decreased mobility of the third trimester.

Can you switch Obgyn mid pregnancy?

Technically, you can switch doctors at any time during your pregnancy. But that’s obviously not an ideal situation, since it might be tough to find someone who’s available immediately to deliver baby. Instead, resolve any issues you have with your care provider ASAP.

Is moving a lot while pregnant bad?

Generally, an active baby is a healthy baby. The movement is your baby exercising to promote healthy bone and joint development. All pregnancies and all babies are different, but it’s unlikely that lots of activity means anything other than your baby is growing in size and strength.

Why we should not change house during pregnancy?

Summary: Moving to a new residence during the first three months of pregnancy is linked to a heightened risk of premature birth and low birthweight, as well as a slightly higher risk of a smaller-than-expected-size baby, according to new research.

How do I change my Obgyn mid pregnancy?

How to Switch Doctors

  1. Interview other practitioners. Go back to your original list of questions and find others to interview.
  2. Make a decision on which one you will choose.
  3. Notify your old practice.
  4. Get a copy of your medical records.
  5. Start seeing your new practitioner.

What happens if you never go to the doctor while pregnant?

Women without prenatal care are seven times more likely give birth to premature babies, and five times more likely to have infants who die. The consequences are not only poor health, but also higher cost passed down to taxpayers.

Does renovation affect pregnancy?

Housing renovations are a newly recognized source of indoor environmental pollution that is detrimental to health. A growing body of research suggests that maternal occupational exposure to renovation materials may be associated with an increased risk of giving birth to fetuses with CHD.

Can a pregnant woman move to a different hospital?

Don’t worry about it at all, you can move hospital at any point in pregnancy, even at end. Many hospitals allow you to self refer, choose the one you want to change to, and send the form off… You should be able to continue to have care at a further away hospital but it might mean that you have to see hospital midwifes.

How to get a midwife APPT when moving house?

Go to and look down the left side for ‘find a local service’. When you’ve picked one, once you’ve moved just pitch up there as soon as you can and fill in the forms and arrange a new patient appt as soon as you can. Then you can arrange a GP or midwife appt once you’ve had that.

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