One common side effect of pregnancy is an uncontrollable urge to destroy dust and conquer clutter. While your nesting instinct may be going into overdrive as your due date approaches, it’s also important to take it easy while you’re pregnant. And there are some household chores that just aren’t safe for expecting moms. From finally organizing those closets to getting the nursery just so, find out which tasks are okay and which ones you should skip.
Inside pregnancy: Weeks 21 to 27
A 3D animated look at a baby in the second trimester of pregnancy.
Here are four household chores to avoid during pregnancy:
Why moving furniture isn’t a good idea now
Reasons to have someone else change the cat’s litter box
Why you should avoid using ant or roach spray
Reasons to hold off on refinishing furniture
Also, find out whether it’s safe to:
Use cleaning products during pregnancy
Paint or be around paint fumes