My sister is leaving a very terrible relationship, she is having to move in stages because her ex has been extremely dangerous, as of late. I am 6 1/2 months pregnant and I was helping her load some boxes into my mid-size SUV. I brought the boxes to my apartment where she, my niece, and nephew will be living in, until we, all, move again in a month, into a house my husband and I are in the process of buying. After I was helping her load up her things, I was having really sharp pains near my cervix. Is it bad for me to be lifting at this time in my pregnancy? I thought that happened much later on. I'm pretty much all she has, and she has a bad back, so she obviously will have a hard time lifting things on her own. When it comes time for the big move out, we will have help, but I just wanted to know how safe it is for me to lift, as we will be discreetly moving her stuff all week. I apologize for not being a constant on this board, but with all her troubles, it has been very hard to have any time to be a regular presence on this board. Thank you, ladies for any advice you can give me.