Which of these popular pregnancy myths did you believe in? Well! The reality is out here now
Expecting mothers often face a lot of do’s and don’ts to follow during all the three trimesters of pregnancy. From cutting back on caffeine to putting a halt on working out, some are facts while others are just make believe. Old wives’ tales are always amusing, but not all tales are true. Pregnancy myths are deep rooted and with the overload of advice out there, it’s hard to decide what to believe and what not to believe. Always high on hormones, expecting mothers often seek advice from their parents and relatives, as they have prior experience; but times have changed and a lot of the traditional ways of thinking may not apply today.
Let’s take a look at 6 extremely popular pregnancy myths which have got busted!
Myth #1: Pregnant women are expected to stay at home!
Myth #2: Carrying low or high determines gender of the baby!
Myth #3: The vertical line that runs up the belly of a pregnant woman determines gender of the baby!
Myth #4: Size of the belly is directly proportional to weight of the baby!
Myth #5: Pregnant woman must eat for two!
Myth #6: The grade of labor is of similar level for a mother and her daughter!
Do you know of any other pregnancy myths that are popular in your family? Are they true or false? Share with us in the comments.
Information source: Dr. Kiran Coelho, the celebrity gynecologist for Bio Oil India and Fitpregnancy.com
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