Bad Habits That May Harm Your Pregnancy

by | August 15, 2018

Enjoy a healthy and productive labor, by avoiding these bad habits that may harm your pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a time in our life, when we need to be mindful of a lot more than usual, eating habits, outside influences, nagging mother in laws. Yet, a mother’s habits play a crucial role in the well-being of their baby. These simple guidelines are something to be mindful of, as the months’ progress so that you don’t endure any unnecessary harm your pregnancy.

Stress

Sometimes we simply cannot avoid it, hormones are at an all time high, worrying about the future of you and your little one.  Research carried out by the Weizmann Institute in Israel stress during pregnancy may cause female children to exhibit binge-eating-like behaviour in adulthood.

March of Dimes also reported, that women who had higher stress levels during their pregnancy, developed other issues, such as high blood pressure and heart disease, thus increasing their chances of having a baby prematurely, or a baby born with lower weight than average if they go to full term.

Inadequate Nutrition

Eating food that is low in nutrition such as vegan junk food (even though it is delicious!) and not enough fruits and vegetables has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and hypertension in mothers, which can harm your pregnancy. The Oregon Health and Science University links a mothers eating habits and metabolism to the growth of the child. There has also been recent research that shows what a mother eats during pregnancy directly affects a child’s eating habits and preferences when they are born.

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Sleep Deprived

We all know that sleep is one of the most important factors in life, yet life keeps getting in the way.  With work, other children, a demanding social schedule, and a lot of social media to catch up on. We might find ourselves continuously being shorted the 40 winks we’re supposed to achieve each night.

However, not sleeping enough when pregnant, or not getting enough of the deep sleep we need, i.e. getting up earlier than we should have, reduces the number of growth hormones we can produce or the baby which can harm your pregnancy. There is also a risk of a premature delivery if you are sleeping less than six hours nightly during the third trimester.

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