Being pregnant is a natural state, but also a particular situation that must be protected with some extra attention. It may happen that we have recently become mothers, and nature still smiles at us with a new expectation: we have a little one to look after outside the belly and one growing inside us. Is it possible to bring in such cases? The answer is: Yes, with due precautions .
Can I bring my baby if I'm pregnant? “This is a question that I am often asked by women who practice babywearing with their baby and intend to continue, even while pregnant, to enjoy the benefits of carrying but, at the same time, are worried about the health of the baby in their womb.
Often what drives this choice is wanting to enjoy the exclusivity of the relationship - which will inevitably become a shared love - with your child until the new born arrives.
So, the answer is Yes! You can carry your baby during pregnancy as long as it is physiological and without complications.
Before carrying your baby, always remember to consult with your midwife or gynecologist. It is a general rule in babywearing (whether pregnant or not) to pay attention to the signals the body sends : if you notice that you are tired, that you have pain, if you feel dizzy or nauseated, it is always a good idea to stop and contact your healthcare professional.
Remember that every woman and every pregnancy is different. So, while some women feel able to carry their baby for the duration of their pregnancy, others may not feel able to carry their baby for some time, or even at all.
Don't blame yourself!
If you decide to continue practicing babywearing, then you will certainly have to have some more precautions than before, and it may be necessary to change tying techniques or even support. As your belly grows, your center of gravity changes continuously , which is why you may need to carry your baby higher or lower than you are used to carrying them to counterbalance the weight of your growing belly. Assuming a physiological pregnancy, always consider these factors: how long are you used to carrying? Are you trained? What type of support would you like to use? How much does your big baby weigh? Babywearing is like sport . It is necessary to train slowly (generally starting from birth when the child weighs little) and so, over time, strength, resistance and consequently training increase. If you have never carried your baby, there is no point in starting to do so when he is older and you are pregnant! ”.
Excerpt from "Let yourself be embraced", by Licia Negri, Trevisini publisher