When women are going through pregnancy, many people seem to offer advice and information at a time that is often false, such as what tips to use to find out the gender of the baby or how to get pregnant. During what can a woman do and what not etc.
On the other hand, while accurate medical information from professionals is beneficial, there are still many misconceptions about pregnancy. Here we will outline and review some common assumptions below.
1) Certain foods and drinks facilitate normal delivery
Although people recommend most of the natural and alternative medicines for normal delivery, there is no scientific basis for them yet. A 2018 study found that some herbal medicines may be somewhat effective, but popular natural methods that people use have not been proven effective.
2) Normal delivery is not possible after operation
Actually it is not like that. A pregnant woman can also have a normal delivery after a previous operation. Furthermore, the method of delivery depends on how the pregnancy is progressing.
3) A pregnant woman is in a happy mood
Pregnancy can be a difficult time for many women. Factors such as hormones, physical changes and fatigue can affect both neurological and musculoskeletal health, as well as affect a woman’s mood.
4) A woman cannot drink coffee during pregnancy
Women can drink a cup of coffee each day during pregnancy, but should limit their caffeine intake to 200 milligrams or less.
5) Must stay away from cat
Many women try to avoid cats during pregnancy because they have heard that cats can cause infections. Although there is some truth, it is not so scary.
Sometimes cat feces can potentially contain a disease called toxoplasmosis, which is harmful, but pregnant women can clean it by wearing gloves. Women do not need to avoid cats during pregnancy as long as they follow these precautions.
6) A woman should avoid intercourse during pregnancy
There is no harm in intercourse during pregnancy.
While many people believe that intercourse during pregnancy increases the risk of preterm delivery, research has found no evidence of this. However, in certain cases, doctors may advise to abstain from sex during pregnancy, for example if there is heavy bleeding or the water has broken. Apart from this, if there are other factors that increase the chances of premature delivery, a doctor should be consulted.
7) Eating certain foods can cause allergies
Pregnant women can eat foods that people often associate with allergies, such as nuts and milk. Unless you are already allergic to certain foods, eating them will not cause a new allergy.
8) Pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting only in the morning
Although it is called morning sickness in English, regardless of the name, this condition can affect pregnant women throughout the day. Only 2 percent of pregnant women experience morning sickness.