Moving house when you're heavily pregnant can be incredibly stressful. If you are in this situation, here are some tips that you may find helpful.

Order your packing supplies online

When you're not carrying a baby, popping into your local town or city for a quick shopping trip is not a big deal. However, when you're heavily pregnant, it can be incredibly exhausting; even a ten-minute stroll can leave you feeling breathless and in need of a nap.

This is because the additional weight that you carry when you're close to your due date tends to reduce both your energy and mobility levels.

With this in mind, it is best to order any packing supplies that you will need for the moving process online and have them delivered to your home, instead of buying them in person at a shop in your local area.

This will spare you from having to go on a tiring and unnecessary shopping trip and thus enable you to conserve your limited energy to use for other jobs on your to-do list.

Don't do it on your own

It is absolutely essential to arrange for a removals company to help you move house if you are expecting, even if you are on a tight budget.

The reason for this is that attempting to lift heavy boxes without professional assistance when you're pregnant can endanger both you and your baby's well-being.

It can, for example, sometimes cause premature labour and can increase the risk of your baby having a low birth rate.

Even carrying lightweight items can be risky when you're pregnant. Any light but large boxes (such as a big box of pillows, for example) you choose to carry could potentially block your view and lead to you tripping over an object on the ground on your way to the moving van. If the fall causes any kind of abdominal injury, you could end up having to stay in the hospital for the remainder of your pregnancy.

In short, whilst a DIY house move might save you a little bit of money, it could also put you and your unborn child in harm's way.

As such, it is best to use the services of a professional removals company. In addition to ensuring that you arrive at your new home safely, it will also make this experience far less physically and mentally exhausting, as your team of removalists will take care of the entire moving process for you.