stretching over my head during pregnancy?

i am 30 weeks and a freind of mine told me not to stretch upove my head. is this rubbish talk? i work in an office and have to reach up high to get files, plus dont you think day to day there is alot of reaching?? all answers appreciated thanks

Asked By: car23 - 6/4/2008
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Answered By: charontheloose - 6/4/2008
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It is just an old wifes tale! I reach above my head all the time and I am 38 weeks pregnant with no problems so far!
Answered By: June 17th - 6/4/2008
don't do any heavylifting of files above shoulder height, but stretching / reaching is fine!
Answered By: Katie P - 6/4/2008
i believe this is from the old belief that stretching will make the umbilical cord wrap around the babies neck. I think its a bunch of crap. i stretch all the time and i think the doctor would probably stress it as something not to do if the baby could choke itself
Answered By: emilysmommy88 - 6/4/2008
Lol I think the only reason i would advise people not to do that is if you have really bad blood pressure problem like me lol everytime i put my hands above my head i tend to faint hahaha its a nightmare trust me!!
Answered By: NuMummyDue29/08/08 - 6/4/2008
old wife tale - they think baby will end up withthe cord wrapped round their neck - I'm unsure wether thers any truth in it. I suppose if there was then midwifes would warn us.
Answered By: reenie162000 - 6/4/2008
I used to that alot and my baby was fine... i know that if you do it too much, it can put alot of strain on your back so be careful. congratulations
Answered By: Jenna - 6/4/2008
Old wives tale... More
Answered By: babydust1982 - 6/4/2008
It's an old wise tale...if you stretch your hands over your head it is said that you will wrap the baby cord around it's neck...not true. The baby moves around so much your movement won't bother it too much. Plus 1 in 3 baby's cord is around their neck at delivery (saw it on discovery health) the doctor either unwraps... More
Answered By: ashlei - 6/4/2008
Bologna, reach on. As long as it's not strenuous you should be fine. The nonsense about the cord is not true, as it has so much blood pumping through it, it's tough and thick. I do the same thing, reach for files and what not above my head all day, nothing to worry about =)
Answered By: Soon to be Mommy! - 6/4/2008
Its a old wives tale. Just keep doing your job til its time for you to take your leave...Tell your friend get pregnant and dictate her own .
Answered By: 22 weeks left!!! - 6/4/2008
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