Standing All Day Premature Labor

8 Replies
Jade - May 22

I work in a bakery and am on my feet all day and lift pans/trays and roll buns all day. Could all this standing and hard work lead to premature labor? Does anyone have any similar experiences and if so did it lead to premature labor? Thanks1


Betul - May 22

I think as long as your pregnancy is normal and you have no complications, your job shouldn't lead to premature labor. It is important to take breaks and rest when you need to though. When I was 24 and pregnant, my husband and I owned a pizzaria and I made pizza's and made dough and lifted heavy trays all day too. It definately is hard work but I had a normal pregnancy and no problems. Just make sure to know your limits and rest.


krista-lee - May 22

i dont think it would cause premature labor, but your baby may drop sooner if you're on your feet later on in the 3rd trimester : ]


Patti - May 22

If you were doing it prior to pregnancy, you should be fine. I lift my little ones 25 lbs and 35 lbs. periodically and keep up with them throughout the day. My Dr. says as long as I've been doing it before, it's okay. Good luck to you!


HannahBaby - May 22

I worked full time on my feet all night long (another thing that they say leads to premature labor) I worked until i was 35 weeks then quit. I was induced for preeclampsia at 37 weeks. I dont think that you have anything to worry about :o)


sara b - May 23

I was working in a retail store on my feet all day. I had preterm labor at 27, 33, and 35 weeks. But the doctor blamed the 27 week labor on a urinary tract infection. After that my uterus was just irritable and I would get contractions if I didn't take a rest. I eventually left work around the 7th month. I was put on terbutaline and delivered 4 days overdue. So as long as you listen to your body and your baby you'll be fine.


LadyD - May 23

I don't think that standing on your feet all day will lead to premature labor. I had my daughter at 30 wks. but for my first 10 wks. I was in basic training and did not know I was pg. I was climbing walls, crawling on my stomach, shooting rifles, etc. I think I went in due to stress related to that and my ex. I was in a tough relationship and he wasn't very supportive during the pregnancy. Like sara b said, listen to the baby and your body. If you feel it's too much, ask for a different position for the remainder of your pregnancy. I know it may be hard in that industry, but hopefully it works out for the best. Good luck and congrats!


Lynne - May 23

For a normal pregnancy it shouldn't affect the pregnancy. However, be careful if you should feel pressure on your cervix. I was having pressure and just thought it was normal in pregnancy but my cervix was actually thinning out. I have what is called an incompetent cervix and that is not diagnosed until your first loss. So I encourage all pregnant women to please watch for pressure way down low. Congrats on your pregnancy, but try and take it easy anyway. - L


mandee25 - May 23

I work at night in a processing plant and I have to stand on my feet about 7 and a half hours each night 5 days a week. I was also wondering about this. I plan to stop working at about 7 and a half months or so.



You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!

Already a member?
Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?