Well, the phase of pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation of so many things. You become overloaded with questions about the gender of your child, about their colour complexion, who will they resemble and what not and most commonly there are so many myths and misconceptions related to pregnancy that you should need not to follow when you are pregnant.
You might have common myths like If I drink coffee, will my baby be born with brown spots? If I look at the lunar eclipse, it will cause a deformity in my child? There are countless myths associated with pregnancy and most of them are even misleading.
Some of the remarkable ones are presented here. Have a look:
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- Myth 1: You should be ‘eating for two’ during your pregnancy
- Myth 2: Morning sickness only happens in the morning
- Myth 3: You cannot fly during your first or last trimester
- Myth 4: A bigger baby means a better and healthy baby
- Myth 5: Pregnant women should keep away from polished furniture
- Myth 6: You can’t do sex, or lift up your head or touch your toes while pregnancy
- Myth 7: You shouldn’t drink hot coffee while pregnancy
- Myth 8: The baby’s position in the womb can tell you its sex
Myth 1: You should be ‘eating for two’ during your pregnancy
Fact: You must have heard this often that you should be eating for two while you’re being pregnant. But, this is not true, there is no evidence to show that you need to eat for two when you are pregnant. Any sort of overeating might be bad for you and your baby as well. What’s important is having a healthy and balanced diet.
Myth 2: Morning sickness only happens in the morning
Fact: It is a very common symptom that you might feel nauseated when you are pregnant, but it’s not like that you will be vomiting only during morning time. It can happen during any time of day and time due to the changes in your hormones.
Myth 3: You cannot fly during your first or last trimester
Fact: This is again false. You can fly whenever you want. Some of the airlines won’t let you board the plane in your last trimester, because of the fear of the labour pain which you might get and that would affect the journey of others.
Myth 4: A bigger baby means a better and healthy baby
No, this is not always true. The average baby weighs about 7.5 lbs. Babies that are much bigger than that are more likely to suffer from diseases like obesity or diabetes in later life.
Myth 5: Pregnant women should keep away from polished furniture
Fact: Again false. Polished furniture has nothing to do with your pregnancy, they are not harmful or have toxic implications on you and your pregnancy when you sit on them.
Myth 6: You can’t do sex, or lift up your head or touch your toes while pregnancy
Fact: All of the myths are false and a little weird too unless you have a specified medical condition and your doctor says you to do so.
Myth 7: You shouldn’t drink hot coffee while pregnancy
Fact: Again this is totally false. Having a cup of coffee during your pregnancy would not arm your little baby.
Myth 8: The baby’s position in the womb can tell you its sex
Fact: This is not true, just by looking at the baby’s position in the womb no one can guess about the sex of the baby. You just can’t predict their gender from outside the womb.