Top Pregnancy Myths

Although pregnancy is a joyous time, it can also be stressful because of the constant stream of advice a woman gets on how to manage her health and that of her baby.  Seems like everybody wants to get in on the act, from grandma to friends and maybe even total strangers whose advice is well-meaning, but annoying just the same.  And guess what?  Some of the facts most widely accepted about pregnancy are false.

1. Flu are dangerous for your baby and you at this time.

False!  You really should get the flu vaccine, especially if you are prone to getting the flu, because during pregnancy your immune system is weakened, and if you do get sick you’ll take longer to recover.

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2. Eat up because the fact is you’re eating for two.

Wrong!  Yes, you are carrying a life, but not an adult life.  The baby is way too small to need extra helpings of everything on your dinner plate, including desert.  Just 300 extra calories a day will be fine for your unborn child.

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3. No rollercoasters.

There is no extra risk found here during pregnancy.

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