Transfers may become more difficult and you may want to discuss temporary options to make transfers easier while pregnant.
Your mobility needs may change as the baby grows. You may need to temporarily use a wheelchair if you do not use one already. If you have a manual chair, you may need extra assistance with pushing the chair or you may want to look into a temporary power chair or scooter.
Swelling is normal in pregnant women with or without mobility impairments. However, women with mobility impairments are at a higher risk for blood clots while pregnant. Speak to your doctor about the warning signs of a blood clot and how you can prevent them.
- Urinary Tract Infections: Know the signs and symptoms of UTIs as you are at an increased risk during pregnancy.
- Bowel and Bladder Changes: Pay attention to bowel and bladder changes and discuss them regularly with your doctor.
- Seating and Positioning: Check for skin breakdown regularly and discuss necessary changes with your mobility provider.