Top 5 Pregnancy Myths Debunked
There’s a child growing inside you, and who knows? It could even be more than one, and between old wives tales and pregnancy myths, it’s difficult to
So just in case, you’re torn in between midwives’ tales and the ever-changing reports of scientific research, on reading these top 5 pregnancy misconceptions, you’ll be sure of what’s best for you and your child.
1. Eating For Two Pregnancy Myths
It’s easy to believe this misconception because, with every passing day of your pregnancy, you’re entitled more efficient as you absorb more nutrients from the food you eat. Yet, you shouldn’t take people’s advice on doubling the usual amount of calories you used to take. Ideally, you should eat about 300 calories per day during the second trimester, and an additional 450 during the third. Remember, you’re eating for one and a little extra. Plus, it’s more important to prioritiz equality over quantity.
2. Exercise is Dangerous
This definitely has to be one of the biggest pregnancy misconceptions. Aside from it being false, exercising has great benefits for a pregnant woman. By exercising, you can reduce your back pain and reduce your chances of developing preeclampsia; a medical condition typified by high blood pressure. What’s important is that you should get a go-ahead from your doctor on the routines you should do, and also know when to stop if you start to feel uncomfortable.
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3. The Vegan Diet is Not Adequate For Fetus Development
4. Excessive Weight Gain Doesn’t Matter
This is one misconception that puts both you and your baby at risk. Ideally, you should gain about 30 pounds during pregnancy. And if you’re overweight already, it should be
5. Ideal Pregnancy
You need to forget what the veteran mothers said and come to the realization that every pregnancy is a unique one. From conception to the point of delivery, there shouldn’t be any has great should be bothered about meeting or falling short of. Your experience and the development of your child is in every way peculiar to you as a person. It’s just like resigning your faith to Caesarian section because you have a small pelvis. When for a fact, you could actually give birth without surgery
Do you know any more pregnancy myths? Let’s discuss in the comments.
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