Clumsiness during pregnancy

Clumsiness during pregnancy

Clumsiness and pregnancy

Come third trimester, and you probably find yourself accidentally dropping items from your hands. It can be really be frustrating to be clumsy when you are usually a graceful person. But this clumsiness is not deliberate, but it is very natural.

The reasons behind the clumsiness during pregnancy especially in the third trimester are:

  • You are carrying more weight
  • The centre of gravity has shifted with the increase in your bump.
  • Your fingers and toes have loosened because of pregnancy hormones.

Will my baby be seriously harmed if I fall?

Your baby is protected well by the pelvis and the amniotic fluid, known as the best shock absorber prepared by nature. However, if you do fall, contact your doctor to confirm if the baby is okay.

What to do to avoid clumsiness in pregnancy?

Clumsiness is inevitable in the third trimester, so you can’t really avoid clumsiness. But you can definitely try to be more careful, using these tips:

  • Stay away from wet, muddy, icy or uneven surfaces.
  • Hold on to a handrail while climbing or going down stairs.
  • Keep away from situations where you have a risk of falling.
  • Wear comfortable footwear that gives you good grip on the ground.

Clumsiness is temporary and will disappear after you have delivered your baby. However, if you have these additional symptoms, you better talk to your doctor:

  • Sudden swelling of your hands and feet
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the upper belly

These can be the signs of preeclampsia – a serious form of pregnancy high blood pressure.