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Gardening while pregnant - apart from Toxoplasmosis, are there are risks?

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thehouseofmirth Fri 19-Sep-08 17:02:22

My allotment has turned into a jungle over the summer as I was feeling too sick and tired to do anything to it. Now I'm 19 weeks and supposedly blooming and full of energy I thought I'd better sort it before I'm too big. I'm wearing gloves most of the time as I know the soil can have diseases in it and my main tasks are pulling up weeds and light digging but I'm wondering if there's anything I shouldn't be doing?

Romney Fri 19-Sep-08 20:18:14

Just take it fairly easy. I've been out gardening today (some light stuff, potting up and the like) and I'm at 39 weeks! Stay within your comfort zone.

moominsmummy Fri 19-Sep-08 20:23:55

I think the biggest risk is your blood pressure going up with sheer annoyance as people constantly say "ooo - should you be doing that in your condition?" as romney said do stay in your comfort zone - I was up scaffolding trimming a hedge at 39+3 but then I felt 100% and full of beans at that stage of pg.

on a positive note, lots of weeding or planting whilst on your hands and knees will get baba into the right position smile

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