can you still play with your child if you pregnant ?

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Amanda - posted on 10/04/2011

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Im so confused, first you talk about playing with your baby, then say this is your first child, then mention a step son and a baby. So Lost...

But to answer your question no playing with children will not cause a miscarriage. My oldest child loved to jump on me, and kick me in our sleep while I was pregnant with my second child, he came out just fine.

Louise - posted on 10/04/2011

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Absolutely you can as long as you are not lifting heavy objects or letting your child jump up and down on your stomach you can do what you were doing before. In fact it is needed more now for you to take note of other children and keep them included in your pregnancy, to stop any jealousy issues later. Make the most of having just one child as things get hectic with two!

Katherine - posted on 10/04/2011

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If you are going to miscarry, then you are going to no matter what. I bled with my first and it scared me half to death. But then I bled with my second too, and it was just a normal thing for me.

Diane - posted on 10/08/2011

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You MUST play with your child if you're pregnant. You might need to change the way you play eg play at the table rather than on the floor if you can't get up any more (lol). Your child is going to have more than enough trouble dealing with all the adjustments caused by a new baby on the scene without mummy not playing with them any more! They need you more than ever so they know that mummy still loves them and nothing has changed!

Kate CP - posted on 10/07/2011

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Look, you can't prevent a miscarriage. It either happens or it doesn't. You've asked about this very topic SEVERAL times and it's kinda getting old. Either you'll have a miscarriage or you won't. Enjoy your pregnancy and quit worrying about it. You'll give yourself an ulcer.

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Katy - posted on 10/12/2011

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Of course, play! If you're worried about strenuous excercise play, then skip it... there are many many other kinds of play, depending on how old your child is. Board games are good, imaginative dolly or house play, cars? (my son likes to drive his car up my arm, across my shoulders, and down my other arm. then he'll drive it across the floor in front of me & do it again.)

Silvana - posted on 10/10/2011

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no, just take it easy, your body will tell you when you are playing too much

Angela - posted on 10/08/2011

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pretty much anything can cause a miscarriage, but stress seems to be the biggest reason, don't worry, my friends, my family, and i have all been told things about our pregnancys that have caused us distress, all without reason, except as a precaution in their mind set. don't worry until you have a real reason too. anxiety is a very normal thing in pregnancy..especially your first. remember you are pregnant not ill, anything you did before is ok to do now more or less. you will know if you can't...your body will tell you honey. congratulations. :o) ps if you are worried still ask your dr.

Felicity_cs - posted on 10/07/2011

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At 8 1/2 months I was climbing up a 2 story jungle gym and sliding down the slides with my 2 year old. All was just fine. Just know your limits.

Megan - posted on 10/07/2011

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Really? I'm not being rude or anything but as long as your kid isn't doing a full frontal assault on your stomach than you can play with them. Just low stress, no rough and tumble play. It's the same thing with running or doing anything else. Your body will let you know if you are doing too much. Like somebody before me said, you're pregnant not dying....Unless your OB gives you specific restrictions you can pretty much do what you want.

Charlotte - posted on 10/07/2011

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um ya you can still play with your child. silly question. wouldnt suggest tackle football, or twister. just take it easy

Bonnie - posted on 10/05/2011

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Something I heard a while ago from a doctor...if you are looking for a reason not to hold your baby or toddler because you are pregnant, you better think of another reason because it is perfectly safe to do so. Just wanted to share that because it is often a concern.

Amanda - posted on 10/05/2011

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Ok you are pregnant not dying. You can run up stairs, you can hop on one foot if you want. You can do anything you did before you got pregnant.

Peita - posted on 10/05/2011

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If you used to go for runs before you fell pregnant then it is ok to go for runs during your pregnancy, just don't take up running if you weren't doing it before you fell pregnant (my SIL is extremely fit and was running until she was 6months pregnant), running up the stairs shouldn't be an issue!! If you eat well and do a little bit of walking, the rest of your pregnancy should be just fine :-)

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/05/2011

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i have a question now you said not running or jumping , i had ran up some stairs the other day to let somebody in the house is that bad and yesterday i just hopped up and down for 2 seconds is that bad because thats like jumping.

Karen - posted on 10/05/2011

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Depending on how old your son is you should be able to lift him too. Staying active during your pregnancy is a good thing, try to go for walks and such. What ever you were doing before you were pregnant, you still can do. I did an excersize class while I was pregnant (with a little modifications). My doc says that the more active you are (not running or jumping on a trampoline type excersizes!) the easier your labour and delivery are. Going through that is like running a marathon and if you haven't been active enough you are going to have a harder time.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/05/2011

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I CALL MY STEP CHILD MY BABY THANK U SO BY YOU POINTING THAT OUT WAS POINTLESS.& BRIANNA PLAYING JUST PLAYING AROUND NOT LIFTING HIM OR ANYTHING

Brianna - posted on 10/04/2011

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what kind of playing r u talking about? just try to do as little lifting as possible. how old is ur other child?

Peita - posted on 10/04/2011

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Playing with your child while pregnant shouldn't hurt you or your baby. I ran a toddler room in a childcare centre (I had 24 2-3year olds in my care with 2 other staff) for the first 7 1/2 months of my first pregnancy, my 2nd pregnancy I ran a babies room with 10 babies and one other staff member and my 3rd pregnancy I was running my in home daycare... I was exhausted by the end of the day, but I never had any miscarriages. I can understand why you are nervous if you have miscarried before, but as you can see, I did lots of playing with children without any problems :-) My doctor did recommend not lifting anything or anyone over 15kg's! Hope I have eased your nerves a bit, good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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theres no need to be concerned if i said i was smoking packs and packs of cigarettes while pregnant but ok discussion is closed we mothers and we acting like children by going back and forth.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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neva thank you and since this my first pregnancy besides to the prior miscarriage i am just new to this so im asking people for advice thats all if it seem like im doing something else or being to worried i apologize.

Sherri - posted on 10/04/2011

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I answered your question honestly and openly and it wasn't a judgment it was a concern.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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first and formals its not me being that nervous its always that one person that have to say something judgemental thats why we have this website to ask questions you did not have to comment thank you bye

Sherri - posted on 10/04/2011

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Ummmm yes PLEASE continue to live a normal active life while pregnant. None of your normal activities will cause a miscarriage.

You really just need to relax because if you are this nervous just being pregnant what are you going to do when the baby is actually here?

Neva - posted on 10/04/2011

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It is okay to be active while pregnant. In fact, exercise is good for you and for your baby. It will help with labor, too. Walking, going up and down stairs, even running, if you did that before pregnancy is good. They even have exercise classes just for pregnant women. Let your body be your guide, if something hurts, then don't do it. If you get too tired, slow down.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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THANK YOU AND NO I DON'T OVERDUE IT SOMETIMES I JUST SLIP UP AND BE TO ACTIVE..

Krista - posted on 10/04/2011

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I'm sure you'll be fine, especially where you're this far along. Just don't let him jump on your belly, or anything like that. But regular play? It's probably good for you, as long as you're not getting overheated and out of breath.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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katherine im 4 months i'll be 5 months next week . & amy i don't do nothing i quit smoking thank god that was the hardest thing and all i did was run up the stairs to let my step son in and played with my baby that was my main concern that i didnt over do it or do anything wrong and y'all really helping me get threw this thank yall

Amy - posted on 10/04/2011

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My doctor never asked me if I moved fixtures around and lifted 30 lb boxes at work but I still did it because my husband who was worried would ask about certain activities and my doctor said as long as you did it before you can continue to do it. Obviously if I was training for a marathon I would of talked to my doctor but normal everyday activities are not what causes people to miscarry!

Katherine - posted on 10/04/2011

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Oh I know you weren't being smart. I was just trying to be helpful by saying I was scared too. Probably not the greatest thing to say. But I WAS worried. If you aren't high risk you have nothing to worry about. How far along are you?

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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amy they never asked me did i play around run or anything and they never mentioned me being at high risk neither.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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louise thanks your advice helped me now i don't feel as bad about that what are the things you shouldnt do while pregnant

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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katherine yes this is my first i wasn't getting smart or anything i just find this website helpful that's why i come and talk to y'all ya'll like family and i was just worried because they say any little thing can cause a miscarriage

Amy - posted on 10/04/2011

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Anything activities you did before you were pregnant youcan continue to do while you are pregnant. Your doctor would of told you if you are high risk and needed to limit your physical activity.

Katherine - posted on 10/04/2011

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It wasn't to scare you, it was to let you know that I got worried too.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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i don't understand why you just said that that wasn't very helpful im looking for something to help me not something to worry me more.

Mommy 2 - posted on 10/04/2011

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ok thank you because i was so scared lol i was playing with my baby a couple of days and i felt like i was being to active

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