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Frequently Asked Questions

Mothers-Faq

You know everyone talks but is it a Myth?

So you are expecting.Family, friends, and even complete strangers will give advice and wild information about your pregnancy, you, and your baby. Taking advice from just about anybody and everybody can lead to confusion, as it may not be correct.

Therefore, below are some of the most common myths and truths: 

  • Truth : “Eating for two” may lead to too much weight gain; however, your baby needs only 300 extra calories per day to promote your baby’s growth.   Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is not good for your health and can be risky for your baby’s health too.

  • Truth˸ Gaining too little or too much weight during pregnancy may harm your health and the health of your baby. Gaining too much weight increases the risks for a C-section, early delivery, or a bigger baby, which can make for a complicated birth.

  • Truth˸ While it is true that strenuous exercise or exercise that may cause impact on the abdomen area may be dangerous, but moderate and low impact exercise is absolutely healthy and beneficial to you and your baby.

  • Truth˸ Coffee consumption in pregnancy has been linked with increased rates of miscarriage and low birth weight as a cup (150 ml) of brewed coffee contains 80-120 mg of caffeine; however, and instant coffee contains 50-65 mg; and many studies recommend that limit your caffeine intake to less than 300 mg\day.

  • Truth˸ Use of alcohol in pregnancy leads to mental retardation and is a preventable cause of birth defects. Children exposed to alcohol in utero are at risk of developing growth deficiencies, facial deformities, central nervous impairment, behavioral disorders, and impaired intellectual development.

  • Truth˸ Morning sickness is just one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy, which arises due to hormonal changes. If you notice warning signs such as severe morning sickness contact your doctor.

  • Truth˸ Your baby is well protected in your uterus and is cushioned from minor bumps, stumbles, and falls by the amniotic fluid.

  • Truth˸ With use of microwaves, you are at risk of being radiated only if there is a leakage. To be on the safer side maintain a safe distance while they are on. Similarly, cell phones do not harm your baby in any way either.

  • Truth˸ It is best to avoid chemicals like hair color during the first three months of your pregnancy. During the latter half of pregnancy, however, it may not be that risky. Still, natural and herbal preparation preferred. If you are coloring your hair by yourself, you can reduce the risk by wearing gloves, leaving the dye on for the minimum time, and working in a well-ventilated room.