There are many word-of-mouth statements above that are baseless, without scientific evidence or even false.
So it’s not uncommon for you to be surrounded by rumors and experiences passed on by other people. But are you sure what you heard is true. Let’s see:
* Pregnant people need to eat for 2 people.
The American Institute of Medicine nutritionists recommend that if a woman is healthy and has a healthy weight, she doesn’t need to add too many calories during the first trimester of pregnancy. Other experts recommend adding about 340 calories a day from month four, about 450 calories from Saturday. This source of calories should be supplemented with milk, nuts or healthy protein.
That’s why mothers should focus on eating healthy, healthy, not thinking that the more you eat, the better.
* Pregnancy makes women less intelligent.
During pregnancy, the hormones in a woman’s body change significantly, making them more sensitive, sometimes discovering new skills and new forte. They can draw well, come up with business ideas or even write books, compose…
However, the phenomenon of forgetfulness or forgetfulness at this stage is real, because their brains also have to change to create a bond with the child. In addition, worrying about their new vocation can sometimes distract them more.
* Ultrasound examination causes pain to the baby.
Most doctors recommend that the average woman undergo three ultrasounds during her pregnancy, every three months. Regular check-ups help detect health problems of mother and baby in time.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves and doesn’t have radiation like X-rays, so it won’t hurt your baby. Thanks to ultrasound, doctors can rule out the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy, identify pathologies in time, and help protect the health of both mother and child.
* Women should get pregnant before the age of 30.
Studies show that there is not much variation in pregnant women under 30 years of age and over 30 years of age. Fetal diseases and problems during pregnancy are mainly related to the state of the body and not to the biological age. Women should focus on taking care of themselves, eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting regular checkups during pregnancy.
Most doctors believe that the ideal age for a woman to have her first child is between 20 and 30 years old. According to research by Dr. John Mirwoski in Texas, the perfect age for a healthy baby is 34 years old.
* Women crave salty foods during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body may crave certain foods due to lack of certain nutrients and minerals, others due to hormonal changes in the body. However, they not only crave salty food, but others crave sour, sweet… The top food on the list that women eat the most is chocolate.
* Should I exercise or stay at home for 9 months?
If you do not have any serious health problems, exercise is essential for pregnant women. Exercise not only helps you keep fit, but also benefits the development of the fetus, favorable for later delivery.
Remember that you should always consult with your doctor and fitness trainer for exercises and intensity levels that are right for you.
* Sex during pregnancy is not good for the baby.
This is probably the most frequently asked question during pregnancy. Many people hear that sex is harmful to the child, upsetting to the mother, or even immoral. But if a woman does not feel inconvenience, appropriate sexual activity will not harm the child.
In contrast, sex is beneficial to health because it provides a woman with positive emotions, which are often very important during this period.
* No hair dye or nail polish.
In fact, pregnant women are not forbidden to dye their hair or paint their nails, but you should pay more attention to the ingredients of the cosmetics you use. You should stay away if they contain substances like toluene, formaldehyde, camphor, ammonia or resorcinol… High-end products usually do not contain these substances, so you can use them if you like.
* Fish and walnuts will make children smarter.
Walnuts are rich in potassium and magnesium, which are good for the blood vessels, heart and nervous system, and iodine in fish is good for the thyroid gland. Therefore, pregnant mothers should supplement these two foods for their children.
Fish and nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help maintain brain stability. However, there are no studies that clearly show their effect on children’s intelligence.
* Stress is not good during pregnancy.
Stress is not good for anyone, especially women during pregnancy. Everyone experiences stress, but it’s how we handle it that makes a difference. During pregnancy, you should not worry or stress too much because it will directly affect the baby. Always keep a good mood!
* Must use anti-stretch mark cream.
Anti-stretch mark cream is often considered a “companion” of many women during pregnancy. It is true that using them will make the skin more elastic and smooth but in fact they do not remove all stretch marks because they are no different from moisturizers.
Stretch marks also depend on genetic factors as well as the nature and location of each person. In this regard, you should talk to your mother or the doctor for peace of mind.
* Limit water intake in the last months.
In the past, women were often advised to drink less water in the last months of pregnancy to avoid swelling. But scientists have shown that adding water is the solution to those symptoms. You should provide enough water according to your needs, of course, excluding harmful types such as alcohol, beer …
* Your life will not change from before birth.
When you have kids, your life doesn’t get better or worse, it’s just different. There are many ways to make your early years a little easier, if only you consider a little when planning for yourself, prioritizing the needs of your children first. You will gradually get used to this new adjustment and become a real mother.