5 Myths About Pregnancy

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Developing Baby can get an allergy, if pregnant women eat peanuts

This is a very popular myth, but most of doctors say that, there is no convincing evidence that eating peanuts can cause an allergy to developing babies ; Doctors say that allergy has to get into mother’s blood and then cross placenta to affect the developing baby. “For an allergen to affect the baby during pregnancy, but they say that, mother’s metabolism breaks down food allergens into non allergenic components before entering her bloodstream and reaching the fetus.

Boy or Girl?

Many women believe that ,if the fetus is male, the mom carries most of the weight low and in the front, like a basketball shooting from her hips; if it’s a girl, the mother looks more like a planet, round all over, this is a clear myth according to most doctors; Doctors say that how much the belly sticks out depends largely on how far the abdominal muscles flanking the left and right sides of the belly separate and relax, leaving a gap without muscle through which the uterus can bulge forward under the skin, And how high or low the belly sits depends on how much the pelvic joints loosen, thereby making more room for the baby to drop into the pelvis.

Lifting heavy objects can cause placenta to rip from womb

Lifting can injure the back of mother or she can lose balance, but there is no chance of placenta to rip from the wall of the womb and cutting off the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus; Doctors say mothers can lose balance ,because during pregnancy mother carries extra weight and this extra weight shifts the woman’s center of gravity and makes it harder to balance, thereby putting stress on the spine, along with increasing her risk of falling. Lifting something heavy only adds more to that stress, upping the chance of back injuries such as pulled muscles.

Pregnant women shouldn’t eat fish.

This is very stupid myth, because fish is not dangerous for pregnancy as it contains helpful Omega 3 fats, which actually enhance the development of the baby’s brain, improve the baby’s IQ, make the baby a better sleeper after birth, prevent premature contractions and premature labor, prevent high blood pressure during pregnancy, and act as an anti-inflammatory that prevent infection.

Pregnant women shouldn’t take bath

Some women believe that pregnant women shouldn’t take bath, it is a myth, because doctors only ask women to avoid taking bath with hot water; Doctors stop women to take bath from hot water, because hot water over 98 Degrees is unfavorable to the pregnancy and it can cause uncomfortable swelling in arms and legs and it can also increase the amniotic fluid.

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  • Shawn Tassone, MD

    Not eating fish is not dangerous, but it is safe during pregnancy in moderation and baths are completely safe during pregnancy and they do not lead to UTI's.

    There is an entire book dedicated to myths and superstitions in pregnancy "Hands Off My Belly! The Pregnant Woman's Guide to Surviving Myths Mothers and Moods" You can get it on Amazon or at any other brick and mortar retailer. You guys should read it.

  • Xenfoldyoux

    All women should not take baths in general. Baths lead to UTI'S.....The number one cause of preterm birth is......you guessed it, UTI'S. Look it up if you do not believe me

    --Health Care Worker and future Practitioner

  • Lea

    However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern. Yet, some fish and shellfish contain higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child's developing nervous system.

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