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10 Myths Women Must Not Believe About Pregnancy

While you are pregnant, you are always told by someone the things you should do and things you should not. You are always confused about what to believe and whom to believe. Always follow what doctors say, above anything. You should never believe in any myths that people talk about. Eating chocolate during pregnancy is really good and healthy for you and your baby.

So let's break some myths. 

10 Myths Women Must Not Believe About Pregnancy

10 Myths Women Must Not Believe About Pregnancy

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Pregnency is all about happiness, stay happy and stay away from myths

Pregnency is all about happiness, stay happy and stay away from myths

1. You can never detect the gender by the way you are carrying the baby

1. You can never detect the gender by the way you are carrying the baby

Well, it's tempting to predict the gender. Without medical technology, it is not possible. A new mom may be carrying high because a baby is large, not because of the boy or girl. The way a woman "carries" only determines the size and position of baby.

2. Sleeping positions

2. Sleeping positions

Avoid sleeping on your back, and sleep on your right side. For the healthy woman, any position is safe for your baby. Always choose the comfortable position to sleep in.

3. Work out and raising hands up

3. Work out and raising hands up

You can safely raise your arms above your head as often as you like. For a pregnant woman, you can raise your arms. It has said that your baby may get the umbilical cord wrapped around its neck. The activities of the mother have nothing to do with a wrapped umbilical cord and it's is a result of a baby's activity in the womb

4. Play with cats

4. Play with cats

It's a myth that you should not touch your cat while pregnant. Interactions with your cat, like petting, cuddling, and feeding, are perfectly safe. Pregnant women should not handle cat litter due to a parasite, it can cause serious infections in humans and deformities in developing fetuses. Keep on showering your cat otherwise just have someone else handle the litter box.

5. Not to have sex

5. Not to have sex

It's healthy to have sex when you are pregnant. You baby is protected in your uterus so having sex will not cause any problems.

6. Avoid computers and microwave

6. Avoid computers and microwave

It's good to avoid unnecessary radiation while you are pregnant. Computer and microwaves are not harmful to your baby. And yes, there is also no link between cell phone use and pregnancy problems.

7. You shouldn't take baths

7. You shouldn't take baths

It has not mentioned anywhere that bathing or swimming is harmful to your baby. The concern that a woman could contract an infection from the water is a myth. Jus remember, maintain reasonable water temperature.

8. Labor because of full moon or weather

8. Labor because of full moon or weather

A full moon and your labor date have no connection. Weather will not affect your labor date. Labor is complicated series of hormonal signals not because of weather or full moon.

9. Car ride triggers labor

9. Car ride triggers labor

If your are not having serious accidents than there is nothing wrong with car rides while you are pregnant. Car rides are totally safe for your baby. So stop worrying and enjoy your car ride.

10. Shouldn't eat sweets

10. Shouldn't eat sweets

Pregnancy is all about cravings. You can have whatever you like. It can be sweets, chocolate, ice cream or anything. It has been found that pregnant women who eat chocolate every day have babies who show less fear and smile and laugh more often at six months of age.

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