As an expectant mother, you will be getting a lot of advice whether solicited or not from different people especially if it’s your first one.
You might be asking whether what they say is true or just superstition and we are available to help you
Myth: Your baby gets allergic to whatever you eat a lot during pregnancy.
Truth: It’s perfectly safe to eat any food unless you are allergic to them, or if your doctor advises you not to. There is no evidence that cutting out some foods will prevent your baby from being allergic to them, but limiting your diet can be harmful to your baby as you might not get all the nutrition you need. There are some foods not to eat and foods to eat during pregnancy.
Myth: You can tell the gender of your baby with a wedding ring
Truth: The Non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) is a blood test available after 10 weeks that can reveal the sex of the baby. In many cases, an ultra sound can also let you know the gender of your baby.
Myth: You are eating for you and your baby
Truth: There is no evidence to show that you need to eat for 2 when you’re pregnant. How much extra you need to eat depends on how active you are and how far into your pregnancy you are. But, when pregnant, most women should only eat about 350 to 450 additional calories per day. What is more important is eating a healthy diet.
Myth: Morning sickness only happens in the morning
Truth: Just because it’s called Morning sickness doesn’t mean it’s compulsory it happens in the morning. Nausea (and/or vomiting) during pregnancy can occur at any time of day, due to changes in your hormones. For most women, it’s more common in the morning and begins to improve after 3 months. But for some women, it’s totally different.
Myth: When you have heartburn, your baby will have lots of hair
Truth: A study showed that Heartburn is very common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes and your uterus pressing up against your stomach as your baby grows which is often triggered by fatty or spicy foods, caffeine, chocolate or citrus fruit juice. However, heartburn is quite common in pregnancy. It doesn’t mean your baby will have plenty hair.
Myth: Your baby will arrive on their due date
Truth: Your due date is useful to help you plan, especially for maternity leave, but remember that the date is only an estimate. It is common for babies to be born after their estimated due date, particularly for first pregnancies.
Myth: You will have strange cravings
Truth: Why wont you crave fried watermelon, Pregnancy is different for everyone, so not everyone will have crazy cravings. We don’t know why some people have cravings, but they are probably triggered by hormonal changes in your body, which can affect taste and smell.
Myth: You will be glowing and happy all the time
Truth: Not everyone will feel very during pregnancy. Pregnancy will cause highs and lows in your mood. You may also be coping with pregnancy symptoms and worrying about giving birth or adjusting to parenthood. It can be overwhelming, so if you are not feeling the glow.
Myth: You must give birth on your back
Truth: You should choose the most comfortable position to give birth. You don’t need to be on your back. in fact, it can be helpful to be upright when giving birth.
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