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Stairlifts For Pregnancy

Among the many reasons for requiring a stairlift, pregnancy doesn't often come up. This is a big surprise as there are a huge number of pregnant women around the world that could benefit from having a stairlift in their home when they start to become heavily pregnant towards the end of their 9 month journey. Pregnant women can find it incredibly hard to do anything when nearing the end of their pregnancy because they have gained a lot of weight, and in all fairness have another person in them that they need to be carrying around.

Getting up the stairs at the end of your pregnancy can be a huge challenge. The main reason for this is that pregnant women need to lean quite far back in order to balance the extra weight they are carrying in front of them. This can be dangerous when climbing the stairs because they could lose their balance and fall backwards down the flight of stairs they have just ascended. It is not uncommon for doctor's surgeries to have stairlifts to accommodate pregnant women if there is no lift for them to use. To begin with women often find the idea of using the stairlift absurd, however when nearing the end of their pregnancy they begin to see how helpful a stairlift really is to them.

Having a stairlift at home for the period of a pregnancy can be slightly extreme. Many women do find however, that towards the end of their 9 months, as their hip joints loosen up for labour, that they have incredibly sore joints. This is normal, but it can stop women from using the stairs and generally going out because they find it too painful. Oakland Stairlifts offers a stairlift hire service for anyone that wants to rent a stairlift for their home. This is perfect for pregnant women that want a stairlift for their last month or so of pregnancy. The stairlifts that the company supply can cope with weights of over 18 stone, so a pregnant woman will have no trouble in using their stairlifts to get up and down the stairs in their home.

Straight Stair Type

Below are a few common
straight stair types:


Straight 90 Fan Turn

Straight 90 Flat with stap

If one of these resemble your stairs then a straight stairlift is the one for you.

If not, click here to see more typical stair configurations.

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