10 Common Mistakes That Pregnant Mummies Make

December 27th, 2016

Being pregnant can let you experience lots of joy, but a whole lot of trepidation at the same time. While you try to be as careful and cautious throughout your pregnancy, and take the advice that everyone gives you very seriously, you might unknowingly make mistakes. Here are some common mistakes every pregnant mummies make and you might be making right now, and how you can do some damage control.   1. Overeating You have another living being in your body now, and your first thought is to eat more to feed both you and your baby, but it might actually be doing more harm than good. An adult’s daily calorie requirement is between 1800 to 200 calories, but the foetus growing inside you will not need the same. What your child needs is correct nutrition, and piling up your plate with food will just give you unnecessary weight gain, which can lead to preeclampsia, diabetes, or even cause you to have complications in delivery. What you should do: You actually only need 300 calories more than your normal intake when you’re pregnant. Check your diet, and move all the excess food from your current diet. Stick to fruits, vegetables, and nuts and eggs. Have six small balanced meals throughout the day and keep hydrated by drinking lots of water.   2. Self Medicating Pregnancy is a scary thing – your body becomes highly sensitive to many products, and allergies you never knew you had will pop up. When you’re pregnant, you are actually supposed to refrain from using antacids, paracetamol, or even acne creams. Self-medication can actually have an adverse effect on your pregnancy. Using over-the-counter medications might lead to deformities in your baby. What you should do: If you have been self-medicating due to experience symptoms like acidity, headache, or an acne […]

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