Is clumsiness common during pregnancy?

With a new center of gravity, changing hormones and a lack of sleep, some people describe feeling more clumsy than usual during pregnancy. If you were not one to regularly drop your keys or miss a step, this might be a new and confusing symptom.

“Clumsiness” that leads to falls during pregnancy should be avoided for obvious reasons. Loosened joints and slower reflexes can make what would have been a small stumble, a larger ordeal. When walking on slippery surfaces, moving through a sea of toddler toys or in the shower, take it easy. Getting from point A to point B during pregnancy should not be a race!

 It is important to bring this to the attention of your Ob provider.