7 Things You Should Never Do When Pregnant3 min read
Being pregnant and carrying a baby in your womb for nine months is no child’s play. Apart from the severe emotional and physical changes that a woman goes through during their pregnancy, one can expect a whole lot of sacrifices that they will have to make for the sake of their baby.
Having said that, there is no greater joy that motherhood. A mother’s love cannot be compared to any other kind of love in the world. If you are the “soon-to-be mother” reading this, this will be very helpful advice to you. Since your body is now home to a life that you are about to conceive, a few things avoided will go lengths at protecting its well-being and future. Please read.
1. Taking up rides at amusement parks:
Roller coasters, water slides and those other kind rides activating your adrenaline rush are fun, but can very dangerous for the baby in your womb. The forceful landing, the swift jerks, the fear it causes you could even lead to a miscarriage.
2. Riding on the back of a horse:
Horseback riding causes immense pressure on the lower abdomen. The seating posture too is very wrong for a pregnant woman. The movement of a horse rider can cause immense disturbance to the baby in the womb. It could also injure the child.
3. Enjoying water Sports:
The water is an unknown territory. It is unpredictable, and even the strongest player can get injured due to negligence. During pregnancy, water sports are a strict no-no as the impact of the water current as well as the sudden movement can cause critical trauma to the infant.
4. Undertaking snowboarding:
Just like water sports, snowboarding too can cause severe trauma to the baby in your womb. Such activities are adventurous and always involve risk. Hence, for a pregnant woman it poses double the danger.
5. Consuming Injurious Substances:
Chemicals like tobacco and alcohol are okay in moderation at other times, but during pregnancy consumption of these substances will cause the baby to choke. Poor growth and improper brain development are some of the graver damages it could cause. It can also lead to abnormal facial features in the baby and mental retardation, as these substances are like poison to the child. Smokers, you surely don’t want to cut on the oxygen your baby receives and replace it with nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar right? Such harmful chemicals have caused low birth weight or even a cleft palate among babies in the past.
6. Indulging in feta cheese:
A pregnant mother should be a tad more careful about what she consumes. Feta which is a very popular ingredient used in pastas and pizzas often carries food borne illness called Listeriosis. For a woman who is not pregnant, Listerosis could cause flu-like symptoms. However for a pregnant women, Listerosis will harm your baby who is too delicate to be burdened with the slightest infection. You could instead switch to other options like mozzarella cheese which is not only safer but good for your baby, to satisfy your cheese cravings.
7. Intake of excessive caffeine:
Woman Drinking a Hot Beverage
Coffee-addiction is something that women find is most difficult to give up during their pregnancy. However you should keep reminding yourself that too much coffee intake during pregnancy specifically during the first trimester could cause miscarriages or other health related issues in the fetus.
Pregnancy is a beautiful period. It all depends the way you look at it. While some whine and complain about the sacrifices they have to make, others look at it as an opportunity to give up their own dangerous habits and to look after someone they love so much. How you look at it is in your hands. Have a happy pregnancy period!
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