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Pregnant women shouldn’t exercise at all
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you need to sit with your feet up. Moderate, low impact exercise (like walking) during pregnancy can reduce stress, improve the quality of sleep, prevent excess weight gain, reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and build your stamina for labour and delivery. Some women with pre-existing medical conditions may be advised not to exercise, so get the all clear from your doctor and stay active.
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Pregnant women shouldn’t exercise at all
Being pregnant doesn’t mean you need to sit with your feet up. Moderate, low impact exercise (like walking) during pregnancy can reduce stress, improve the quality of sleep, prevent excess weight gain, reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and build your stamina for labour and delivery. Some women with pre-existing medical conditions may be advised not to exercise, so get the all clear from your doctor and stay active.
You can’t drink coffee when you’re pregnant
You can’t drink multiple cups of tea and coffee every day while you’re pregnant, but you don’t have to give up caffeine altogether – so long as you limit your intake to no more than 200mg of caffeine a day. Remember, caffeine is found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and cola, and your total consumption per day shouldn’t exceed 200mg no matter what form (or combination) of caffeine you consume.
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You can’t drink coffee when you’re pregnant
You can’t drink multiple cups of tea and coffee every day while you’re pregnant, but you don’t have to give up caffeine altogether – so long as you limit your intake to no more than 200mg of caffeine a day. Remember, caffeine is found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and cola, and your total consumption per day shouldn’t exceed 200mg no matter what form (or combination) of caffeine you consume.
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Carrying the baby low means you’re having a boy
There are two main reasons why you could be carrying the baby low and neither one is because it’s a boy. Whether you carry the baby low or high depends on your body type and whether this is your first pregnancy – you may be carrying low since your abdominal muscles may be looser due to a previous pregnancy. There is simply no way to know just by looking at your belly whether you’re carrying a boy or a girl.
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Carrying the baby low means you’re having a boy
There are two main reasons why you could be carrying the baby low and neither one is because it’s a boy. Whether you carry the baby low or high depends on your body type and whether this is your first pregnancy – you may be carrying low since your abdominal muscles may be looser due to a previous pregnancy. There is simply no way to know just by looking at your belly whether you’re carrying a boy or a girl.
You have to eat for two
The average pregnant woman needs to eat only an additional 300 calories per day, so there’s no need to double the amount of food you consume at every meal. It’s more important that you eat well-balanced, nutritious meals to stay healthy.
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You have to eat for two
The average pregnant woman needs to eat only an additional 300 calories per day, so there’s no need to double the amount of food you consume at every meal. It’s more important that you eat well-balanced, nutritious meals to stay healthy.
The first milk shouldn’t be given to the baby because it’s dirty
Some people think that the first milk is dirty and bad for the baby because it’s yellow, but the opposite is true: the first milk is nutrient rich and contains vital antibodies that are essential for the baby. In fact, because of its yellow colour it’s earned the nickname “liquid gold”. It helps the baby pass the first stools and is excellent for a baby’s health.
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firstmilk
The first milk shouldn’t be given to the baby because it’s dirty
Some people think that the first milk is dirty and bad for the baby because it’s yellow, but the opposite is true: the first milk is nutrient rich and contains vital antibodies that are essential for the baby. In fact, because of its yellow colour it’s earned the nickname “liquid gold”. It helps the baby pass the first stools and is excellent for a baby’s health.
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Breastfeeding makes breasts sag
There are many reasons why breasts sag, and pregnancy, not breastfeeding, is one of them. Your breasts are composed of ligaments (not muscles), and the weight gain during pregnancy can cause the ligaments to stretch as your breasts become bigger. Women who don’t breastfeed can also get saggy breasts because of this, so it’s the pregnancy – rather than breastfeeding – that can contribute to whether or not your breasts sag.
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Breastfeeding makes breasts sag
There are many reasons why breasts sag, and pregnancy, not breastfeeding, is one of them. Your breasts are composed of ligaments (not muscles), and the weight gain during pregnancy can cause the ligaments to stretch as your breasts become bigger. Women who don’t breastfeed can also get saggy breasts because of this, so it’s the pregnancy – rather than breastfeeding – that can contribute to whether or not your breasts sag.
You shouldn’t breastfeed if you have a cold
When you have a cold, your body is producing antibodies to get you well again, and it’s these antibodies that are passed on to the baby through breast milk, not the illness. That’s a good thing, because the antibodies will protect the baby so he/she doesn’t get a cold too!
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cold
You shouldn’t breastfeed if you have a cold
When you have a cold, your body is producing antibodies to get you well again, and it’s these antibodies that are passed on to the baby through breast milk, not the illness. That’s a good thing, because the antibodies will protect the baby so he/she doesn’t get a cold too!
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You need to drink lots of fluids to make milk
Your body was designed to produce breast milk naturally, and nursing or expectant mothers do not need to drink extra fluids in order to produce breast milk. You may need to drink more water if you feel dehydrated, but it won’t affect the amount of breast milk you produce.
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You need to drink lots of fluids to make milk
Your body was designed to produce breast milk naturally, and nursing or expectant mothers do not need to drink extra fluids in order to produce breast milk. You may need to drink more water if you feel dehydrated, but it won’t affect the amount of breast milk you produce.
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You only need to visit the gynaecologist if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Women tend to associate gynaecologists with childbirth, but there are many reasons why you should make an appointment even if you aren’t planning to have children soon. Your gynaecologist is the person to talk to about irregular, heavy or painful periods, increased breast tenderness or lump in the breast, abdominal pain or discomfort, or unusual discharge. It’s also important to see a gynaecologist for a regular pap smear, which checks for cervical cancer.
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You only need to visit the gynaecologist if you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Women tend to associate gynaecologists with childbirth, but there are many reasons why you should make an appointment even if you aren’t planning to have children soon. Your gynaecologist is the person to talk to about irregular, heavy or painful periods, increased breast tenderness or lump in the breast, abdominal pain or discomfort, or unusual discharge. It’s also important to see a gynaecologist for a regular pap smear, which checks for cervical cancer.
You can’t get pregnant if you have PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome affects millions of women worldwide. Getting pregnant may be more difficult for women with PCOS than for those without, but this doesn’t mean that women with PCOS cannot have a baby. With treatment, women with PCOS can get pregnant and deliver healthy, happy babies.
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pcos
You can’t get pregnant if you have PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome affects millions of women worldwide. Getting pregnant may be more difficult for women with PCOS than for those without, but this doesn’t mean that women with PCOS cannot have a baby. With treatment, women with PCOS can get pregnant and deliver healthy, happy babies.
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Birth control is only for women who are trying to avoid pregnancy
By its very name it is obvious that birth control is used by women who don’t want to get pregnant. But you can also use birth control pills to regulate heavy, painful or irregular periods, reduce acne, manage PCOS, protect against ovarian and uterine cancers, and reduce menstrual migraines. Your gynaecologist can prescribe a birth control method that’s suitable for you to treat these other conditions.
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Birth control is only for women who are trying to avoid pregnancy
By its very name it is obvious that birth control is used by women who don’t want to get pregnant. But you can also use birth control pills to regulate heavy, painful or irregular periods, reduce acne, manage PCOS, protect against ovarian and uterine cancers, and reduce menstrual migraines. Your gynaecologist can prescribe a birth control method that’s suitable for you to treat these other conditions.
Post partum depression isn’t real
Pregnancy and childbirth can affect your hormone levels, which can affect your mood. Lifestyle changes that accompany a newborn baby can also have an impact on your mood. While there is no single cause of post partum depression, a combination of factors can cause some new mothers to suffer from it. Post partum depression is very real, and women who feel symptoms of depression after having a baby should talk to loved ones and doctors to get help to feel well again.
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postpartum
Post partum depression isn’t real
Pregnancy and childbirth can affect your hormone levels, which can affect your mood. Lifestyle changes that accompany a newborn baby can also have an impact on your mood. While there is no single cause of post partum depression, a combination of factors can cause some new mothers to suffer from it. Post partum depression is very real, and women who feel symptoms of depression after having a baby should talk to loved ones and doctors to get help to feel well again.
Picking up newborns every time they cry will spoil them
Newborn babies cry, and they need to be picked up when they do. They aren’t equipped to soothe themselves, and they haven’t yet realised that they’ll be okay, so being held soothes them and builds trust. Once babies are six months old, you can wait a few minutes before rushing over to hold them.
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pickupnewborn
Picking up newborns every time they cry will spoil them
Newborn babies cry, and they need to be picked up when they do. They aren’t equipped to soothe themselves, and they haven’t yet realised that they’ll be okay, so being held soothes them and builds trust. Once babies are six months old, you can wait a few minutes before rushing over to hold them.
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Babies should sleep on their sides or stomach
A few decades ago, people believed you should make babies sleep on their sides or their stomach to prevent choking on spit-up. But babies may not be able to breathe well if they sleep on their stomach, and if they sleep on their sides they can roll over onto their stomach and have the same problem. In rare instances, this can be fatal. While sleeping on their backs, babies cough up or swallow anything they might spit-up, so it is, in fact, safer for them to sleep on their backs.
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Babies should sleep on their sides or stomach
A few decades ago, people believed you should make babies sleep on their sides or their stomach to prevent choking on spit-up. But babies may not be able to breathe well if they sleep on their stomach, and if they sleep on their sides they can roll over onto their stomach and have the same problem. In rare instances, this can be fatal. While sleeping on their backs, babies cough up or swallow anything they might spit-up, so it is, in fact, safer for them to sleep on their backs.
Newborns can’t see
Babies may not be able to see details for a few weeks – their eye muscles need developing – but they can see. Their vision will be blurry, for the first two weeks it’ll be black and white, and their eye movements may be jerky, but they can definitely see.
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babiescantsee
Newborns can’t see
Babies may not be able to see details for a few weeks – their eye muscles need developing – but they can see. Their vision will be blurry, for the first two weeks it’ll be black and white, and their eye movements may be jerky, but they can definitely see.
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Making babies stand or bouncing them will cause them to be bowlegged
Some babies can already be slightly bowlegged from being in-utero, and bouncing babies will not make them bowlegged if they aren’t already so. In fact, the movement of bouncing can help straighten babies’ legs by causing gentle stretching.
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Making babies stand or bouncing them will cause them to be bowlegged
Some babies can already be slightly bowlegged from being in-utero, and bouncing babies will not make them bowlegged if they aren’t already so. In fact, the movement of bouncing can help straighten babies’ legs by causing gentle stretching.
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