5 things to avoid during pregnancy

One of the most delicate and crucial period for a woman is her pregnancy. Not only women, but men are equally sensitive about their woman’s pregnancy. They don’t want to leave any stones unturned in giving all the comfort and happiness to their partner. They devote most of their time to helping her in daily activities, pampering her. Some also stay with her all the time in order to make her feel special and fulfill all her cravings. It is essential for both of them to support each other and take good care. When we talk about taking care, we mean to pay attention to everything that a mother-to-be eat, do as well as drink. A man must make sure that his woman should avoid any harmful food and beverages. There are some food items that should be consumed and some activities that should be done rarely. There are no hard and fast rules about what you should do and what you shouldn’t during your pregnancy, but as it is said that “prevention is better than cure”, so just keep an eye on what you eat and do and it is in no way affecting your health.

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Health and Safety of a growing baby are essential, therefore we have come up with 5 major things that must avoid during your pregnancy:

  • Don’t take certain medications: It is true that during pregnancy, sometimes you have to take medicines, but make sure that whatever pill you are taking is not causing you any kind of harm. Since some over-the-counter medicines and supplements could make your condition, complicated it is recommended to first talk to your doctor whether you should take such kind of pill or not.
  • Say Bye to stilettos for some time: It is advised not to wear heels during your pregnancy as they may hurt your feet. If you really want to wear heels, you can opt for heels that are 3 inches or less. Go for wedges or platforms. If you have swollen feet, you could go for flip-flops.
  • Avoid these food items: There are some food items that you should avoid or minimize the intake of. It is one thing that you should definitely follow else your body may face consequences. Some of those include:

            1. Raw Eggs: These are usually contaminated with Salmonella that could cause vomiting, fever, stomach cramps, diarrhoea etc. These symptoms are mostly found in a pregnant woman. Some food items that contain raw eggs are poached eggs, salad dressings, homemade ice creams, cake icings etc.

            2. Unpasteurized dairy: Most of these products contain listeria which is a kind of food poisoning bacteria that could create complications in pregnant ladies. They could experience mild flu-like illness.

            3. Caffeine: It is usually advised by the Gynaecologists for a pregnant woman to limit the consumption of coffee on their daily basis. It contains caffeine that is one of the most common psychoactive substances in the world. Caffeine is easily absorbed by the body and passed to placenta and fetus. Since unborn babies and their placenta do not have the main enzyme that is required to metabolize caffeine, high levels of caffeine build up in the body. This restricts the growth of a fetus and increase the risk of immature pregnancy.

  • Acupuncture and Massage: Though acupuncture and massage are felt to be safe, there has not been any evidence that whether they are effective or not. You should not go for massages in some places where it could pose a threat to your pregnancy. For example, you should not get your abdomen massaged during the first three months of your pregnancy. Similarly, some acupuncture points are not considered safe for pregnant woman.
  • Don’t drink and breathe secondhand smoke: Any type of alcohol consumption might be terrible for you and your pregnancy. It passes through your umbilical cord and placenta to your baby and can harm your developing baby’s brain as well as other parts of the body. Similarly, smoking is a threat to your pregnancy. Even breathing someone else’s smoke could cause damages. Both smoking and drinking may have serious consequences:
  • Premature Delivery
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Miscarriage
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

These are those 5 things that are extremely dangerous and you must avoid during your pregnancy.

That’s all for today. It is recommended to read it and share it with your friends and family to create awareness. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.