Five Common Pregnancy Myths and Facts - Chennaimoms
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Five Common Pregnancy Myths and Facts - Chennaimoms

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Popular Myths and Facts about Pregnancy :

Illusion : Pregnant Women should not have sex

Myth     : Wrong 

Fact    : If there is no complication discovered during first trimester of pregnancy it is absolutely safe to have sex. Intercourse cannot reach, touch or harm the baby. There are seven layers of skin from the abdominal wall to the amniotic sac, so your baby is fully protected.

Illusion : Pregnant Women should not eat Fish

Myth     : Right

Fact    : Pregnant Women can choose fresh fish with low mercury levels. DON’T eat shark, swordfish, king mackerel or tilefish because they contain high levels of mercury. Mercury can be transferred to the growing fetus and cause serious health problems.

Illusion : If you have heartburn,  your newborn will have a full head of hair.

Myth     : Right

Fact     : Seventy-eight percent of the pregnant women reported some level of heartburn, and were able to participate in the study. Of the 28 women who reported moderate to severe heartburn during pregnancy, 82% gave birth to babies with above average hair thickness. Of the 12 women who reported no heartburn symptoms at all, 83% gave birth to babies with very little or no hair.


Illusion : Diabetic Women have diabetic baby

Myth     : Right

Fact     : Females with diabetes deliver the diabetic baby. Being pregnant and diabetic can create problems to the mother and fetus. If you ignore the control of blood glucose in general, it may lead to menstrual problems and difficulty in conceiving. If you are pregnant, that condition itself worsens your diabetic control and causes certain complications to develop in your body. Maternal diabetes is also hazardous for the fetus with increased risk and major congenital malformations. With proper diet, frequent check-ups and extreme control of blood-glucose levels, diabetic women can give birth to healthy children.

Illusion : Pregnant women should not carry heavy items.

Myth     : True. Nothing more than 25 pounds.

Fact     :  Explanation: The pregnant body is already burdened by additional weight, which throws off a woman’s balance and makes her more likely to fall. This and other things that cause a diminished sense of balance in pregnant women should be avoided, as a fall after the first trimester may be devastating to the pregnancy — always requiring immediate medical attention.

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