How to move when expecting

Congratulations! You’re expecting a little bundle of joy and are now well on the way to counting down until the big day. The problem is your little one means that you need more room, and now that you’re planning for a move you’re beginning to realise how tricky dealing with this may be. Allow us to lay out the steps you should take in order to look after your health whilst managing that essential move.

1. Plan ahead for your new GP

One of the most important tasks to complete is to find and register with a new GP so that your prenatal care can continue uninterrupted. You’ll also need to research what hospitals are local to your new address, and which you’ll choose for the birth; use the NHS service search website to help.

2. Take care with packing and lifting

You should avoid lifting heavy items when pregnant, however nothing is stopping you from packing away all of the lighter items you own (which likely accounts for most of your possessions, save for electricals and furniture).

That said, a removals firm can handle both packing and the transportation of items, which can minimise much of the stress and hassle associated with moving.

3. Moving with kiddies? We’ve got some advice for you

Moving whilst pregnant is challenging, but if you already have children then the logistics of this operation becomes all the more complex. We’ve actually written a helpful guide for productively involving children when moving, as well as a survival guide for parents of toddlers at the terrible two stage of life.

4. Put together a move day box with food and plenty of drinks

Having a box to hand with food and drinks is always essential during an exhausting move day, but even more so when you’re pregnant. Of course, you could just make a pit stop or two at a local restaurant – after all, if you can’t treat yourself to a meal out whilst pregnant and moving, when can you?

5. Stay calm and think of the months to come

If it all feels as though it’s getting on top of you, take a step back and visualise the future – and how wise a move you’ve made choosing a nice new home that’s all the more spacious for your growing family.

It’s tough work carrying a little one for 9 months, the last thing you need right now is to face a move without professional help. Find out how affordable our York removals service is with a free quote – no pressure or sales patter. Call our team on 01904 375 995 or email the office via and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.