Over the years, there have been several myths surrounding pregnancies and childbirth that we will be discussing today. Here are the top 5 of these myths.
1. You can tell the baby’s gender without an Ultra Sound Scan;
This is false. Truth is, whatever myths you have heard about how to tell the gender of your baby, are probably thriving off a number of lucky guesses. Only an ultrasound can show the baby in the tummy and determine that and the ultrasound sometimes gives the wrong prediction.
2. Eating certain foods while pregnant can make the baby(ies) allergic to such foods:
There is no food you eat that imprints on what a child’s allergic reaction to that food would be. There are indeed foods pregnant women should stay away from as advised by doctors, like raw meat or fish, pineapples, etc. Excluding those and any other your personal doctor advises against, eating healthy is what matters.
3. You can prevent stretch marks due to pregnancy from appearing
Carrying a baby inevitably increases the size of the belly and causes the skin around the area to stretch. Stretch marks are borne from that, so applying creams or whatever treatment would not work.
4. Pregnant women are “Eating for Two”
As believable as that sounds, it is untrue. The baby feeds on molecules of flavor that pass through the blood and into the placenta when a pregnant woman eats. Doubling your portion of food or the number of meals is not necessary while pregnant. If the food you eat is a healthy balanced diet or nutritious and regular, the baby would get its fair share.
5. The morning time is when Morning sickness happens
As the name implies, many follow a belief that morning sickness where a woman is fatigued and vomits, happens in the morning or early in the day. It is false and can happen at any time, as it depends on the hormones and varies in person to person, while some do not even experience it at all. Even more, the body does not know what time of the day it is. Hence, there is no specific time of the day the body can pick to react.