“Hello! I love your podcast. Thanks for sharing all of your pearls of wisdom.  I have been advised not to carry heavy things during the early stages of pregnancy. Why is this? Is it a risk of hurting your knees/back/pulling a muscle or is there actually something internally that is happening that can hurt the baby by lifting heavy objects (my 30-pound son included). Would love to know if this is just a myth or if there is really something to it. I am only 7 weeks pregnant right now so hopefully no damage has been done yet! Thank you!” – Olivia

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  • Provisional Recommended Weight Limits for Manual Lifting During Pregnancy
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