Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pregnancy Myths

Posted by Kero at Thursday, October 25, 2007
When I first broke out the news of my pregnancy, i was bombarded with advice ranging from eating peanuts to produce an intelligent baby to sleeping on the left side to hereditary delivery. I guess pregnancy is rife with old wives' tales that had been passed down to generations.

Starting today, I will share you the entertaining pregnancy myths I have encountered and some clippings on what expert obstetricians and gynaecologists has to say regarding these. Let's see if any of them are at least partially true.

Pregnancy Myth #1 -- Do not eat cheese while pregnant

I do not know if hearing this myth had an effect on me but during my first tri-sem, i really did not like to eat cheese. I've always loved pasta with loads of parmesan cheese, but suddenly i just had no appetite for it. Medical experts say that cheddar, mozzarella, cream cheese, and cottage cheese are perfectly safe. But definitely stay away from eating soft and semi-soft cheeses as they may contain bacteria called listeria that has been associated with miscarriage or preterm labor. Examples of soft cheeses include Brie and Feta.

Pregnancy Myth #2 --Do not bend down in pregnancy
There is definitely no harm caused to the baby by bending down, advised the experts. But they definitely recommend bending the knees and lowering the torso than straight bending down on the backbone level.

These is all for today because i am hungry again and i was munching an apple 20 minutes ago!hihi. I will continue to share more on my succeeding entries so do come back. Have a happy Thursday!

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