5 Prevalent Myths about Pregnancy

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Myths about Pregnancy
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If you are in a process of becoming a mother for the first time then you will be hearing a lot of ifs and buts. Don’t worry! You are not alone. First and foremost, Pregnancy is not at all a disease. It’s a natural process and there is pretty much everything a woman can do that she used to do otherwise but keeping the precautions and suggestions of a doctor in mind. Today in this article I will break some of the common myths that had been traveling from one generation to another. It’s a high time; we discuss pregnancy myths that are passed on like old wives’ tales.

Pregnancy Myths:

Below listed are the most common myths and false beliefs regarding pregnancy:

Don’t Exercise:

Doing exercise is pretty much safe while you are pregnant and have a low-risk pregnancy. Obviously, you don’t want to indulge yourself in anything that involves a lot of exertion. One of the best exercises one can do is Walking, Swimming and Yoga. In addition to it, prenatal exercise strengthens core muscles of a woman giving her extra energy and confidence. Be sure to consult with your gynecologist before you start any specific exercise. To book an appointment with the best gynecologist in Karachi, Lahore or any other main city of Pakistan visit Marham.pk.
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Drinking Coffee/Tea can Affect Baby’s Complexion:

No evidence for this has been found in any research. The complexion of a baby is entirely dependent on the genes of parents. It is not affected due to the food intake. Doctors recommend the limited use of caffeine intake during pregnancy. A cup of coffee/tea a day is fine for you.

Climbing Stairs can Lead to a Miscarriage:

If a woman doesn’t have a high-risk pregnancy she can definitely climb stairs. It is not that you should run up and down the stairs vigorously, as an excess of everything is bad. But a pregnant woman can definitely climb stairs whenever it is needed.

Eat for Two!

Eating for two can only make you gain unnecessary weight. A balanced diet is recommended. In the first trimester, most women don’t need extra calories and in that period because of nausea women often skip meals. However, in the latter half of the pregnancy 500 and little extra calories are required which is not a lot. So save yourself from gaining extra weight by not forcing yourself to eat for two. Also, consultation with a nutritionist can guide you better in this phase regarding diet. Book an appointment with the best nutritionist in Lahore, Karachi and all other main cities of Pakistan via Marham.pk.
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Don’t Wear Heels:

Wearing heels isn’t harmful unless your doctor has told you otherwise. Haven’t you followed posts of Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine when she was pregnant? She wore heels throughout her pregnancy. In the third trimester, it definitely becomes hard with the shift of your center of gravity and swollen feet but otherwise, you can wear heels if you are comfortable.

Every person’s body is different. Pregnant ladies should listen to their bodies and do what they feel is right for them and their babies. If they are doubtful they should consult their gynecologist straight away instead of relying on old wives’ tale. Have a happy pregnancy! (Looking for best Gynecologist visit our website Mehram)

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.
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