|that is mostly an old wives tale, but I definitely wouldn't lift anything above my head anyways because it can put strain on your baby. You shouldn't lift over 30 lbs when you're pregnant.|
|its my understanding that you shouldn't lift anything over your head and nothing heavy because there is a type of hormone that is released when you are pregnant that relaxes your joints (this hormones helps your pelvis bones to expand to accomodate the baby) anyway the hormone doesn't only affect the pelvis bones it affects every joint in your body. And lifting anything over your head causes serious safety risks because you are more prone to drop it or to displace a bone.|
the hormone is called 'relaxin'.