The easy answer to the question, “How many pregnant women does it take to clean an average sized home?” should be zero. However, it is not uncommon for expecting mothers to be the only person in the household who is able to take care of the cleaning chores. But there are a few things that you should do and not do in relation to housecleaning while you are expecting. This article will take a look at them.
But first, a reminder for the dads-to-be. Sure, when your expectant better half is experiencing a rapid fire series of changing moods and stresses, handing her a broom is not going to get you a hot meal any quicker than normal. However, housecleaning – and generally light duty chores – can be a real stress buster. Hiring a Executive Maids, a professional house cleaning service is a lot smarter in the long run and could actually score you some serious Brownie points you may want to bank for a later time.
Here are some tips for moms-to-be:
1 – Don’t Overdo It
You really have to pace yourself as you will not be able to do quite as much as you did before you got pregnant. It’s just fact. So, if you have even a simple house cleaning task to do, break it down into phases that are easy to manage and by the time you get to the last one, you’ll have accomplished that cleaning job.
2 – Watch The Products You Use
Do not, under any circumstances, use cleaners that contain harsh, toxic chemicals in them during your pregnancy. There are no ifs, buts, or maybes to this rule whatsoever.
3 – Be Mindful Of Movement
It may sound a bit on the silly side, but if you happen to make a sudden or jerky body movement while cleaning, you may end up spraining or pulling something. While this is true for most of us, it is of great importance to expecting mothers. You can avoid incident by ‘practicing’ the movements needed for house cleaning such as vacuuming, dusting and mopping.
4 – Ask Him To Chip In
As you move deeper into your pregnancy, it is more than reasonable to ask the father of your child to pitch in and carry some of the extra load that comes from house cleaning.
5 – Get Him To Clean The Litter Box
We know. It’s a nasty job even on the best day. However, while pregnant, you should steer clear of the litter box as the little nuggets left behind by Princess can contain a parasite that can impact the fetus.
Or, You Could Just Give Us A Call So You Can Lay Down And Rest
Probably the best thing to do when you are expecting is to leave the house cleaning to a professional house cleaning service. At Executive Maids, we can clean your house from top to bottom so that you don’t have to risk injury to you or your baby. Call us today at 215-690-4000 for information or to request a quote. You can also fill out our Request a Quote form online for details.
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