Why can't pregnant women pick something up that is on the heavy side?

Is it because it will hurt their back or for some other reason?


For most women it's mainly to avoid an injury. Your ligaments and muscles are already stretching and pulling, especially in the lower back, so it's much easier to hurt yourself and back pain isn't soothed much by Tylenol.

For some women though, such as those who are on the borderline of being put on bedrest, it's because too much activity could be harmful for the baby and potentially cause preterm labor.


It can hurt their back but its also because it can put strain on them and that isn't good for them or the baby, they also shouldn't be doing anything too physical as they don't have as much energy, etc.