The experience of pregnancy often attracts a multitude of tips and information that can be overwhelming even for the most prepared future mums.
A lot of questions with multiple answers that inevitably lead to mistakes made by pregnant women. So, let’s talk about the most common mistakes that happen during pregnancy so you will be prepared and know what to avoid.
1) Do Not Eat for Two:
The most common advice received by pregnant women is to eat more because now they are two.
Specialist’s advice that is entirely wrong to think this was. Quality of the food is definitely more important than the quantity.
More than that, they encourage pregnant women to be attentive on how much gain they weight during pregnancy. So don’t use this time to indulge in every craving you have, thinking that now you can afford to eat anything you want.
Staying healthy is now more significant than ever. Through a healthy diet, your baby can develop harmoniously. Indulging in fast food won’t do anyone any good.
2. Do Not Announce Your Pregnancy Too Early:
The first trimester is the most difficult one. You risk having a miscarriage and have to be very attentive to the medication you take.
During the first three months, it is very likely that nobody will notice that you are pregnant. It is advisable to announce your pregnancy only after three months when it is considered the pregnancy to be safe.
3. Don’t Ignore the Signs:
As I said before, the first three months are vital for the development of your future child. So it is very important to acknowledge your pregnancy as soon as you can.
In order to avoid any wrong use of medication or sports not suitable for pregnancy (many factors could cause bleeding, and it is essential to know you are pregnant to prevent any accidents).
4. Not Exercising:
Pregnancy is a journey. It prepares you and your body for the moment of birth. Everyone says that giving birth is the most painful and exhausting experience. You do not want to be unprepared.
Yes, there are some valuable precautions you should take, but exercising during pregnancy is a piece of advice every doctor gives (unless of course, there are some medical problems with your pregnancy).
5. Don’t Choose to Self-Medication:
You will soon find out that during pregnancy you can’t take almost everything. Even the purest drugs are prohibited during pregnancy.
Even if you have a headache don’t take your usual drugs. Discuss with your doctor your symptoms and only consider what the doctor is recommending you. Self-medication can do a lot of harm to the baby.
6. Don’t Think You Are a Superwoman:
If you have an active lifestyle and a busy schedule, you might think you can keep up on the same tone until you give birth. Nothing more wrong. Pregnancy is a time for preparation.
You should indulge in relaxation techniques and slow down your pace. Your hormones will take over you, and you should not stress too much – the baby can feel your anxiety.
Take care of yourself as you prepare to become the most important person for a little child – a mum. You won’t regret sleeping more later – I assure you.
7. Don’t Forget to Prepare For Time Your Birth Plan:
There are many things to plan and prepare for when you are pregnant. But you should decide early one on the aspects of your birth – which doctor do you want, where do you want to give birth, how, what points are essential for you, etc.
Take a visit to the maternity and discuss every question you have – don’t forget, you are preparing and planning for the most important moment of your life.
Hi, I’m Oana and I am a freelancer and stay at home mom. My child changed my life and because of him I started my freelancing experience. I like to be educated and I love to read parenting books. I have participated to many parenting training and courses to know how to choose the best option for my family. I believe that the future will be better only if we educate our children and educate ourselves.