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Pregnancy Myths Vs. Facts For Moms-To-Be

Congratulations! You're expecting!

As you set out to welcome your bundle of joy, there is plenty of exuberance and excitement going around. However, this is also the time when you may get the most advice and instructions. You also may have several doubts and queries. If you're wondering how to make sense of the overwhelming information available to you, we have simplified it into a few essential points.

Myth: You now have to eat for two!

Fact: Eating the right, nutritionally balanced foods are more important than the quantity of food.

Eating for two is one of the most common myths that exist during pregnancy. You will probably hear that you have to eat a lot more food because you have a growing baby in your belly, however, more important than the amount of food you eat is the nutritional balance you maintain during your pregnancy. Make sure you're eating healthy with the right amount of nutrition-rich foods. Talk to your doctor about taking prenatal vitamins and folic acid.

Myth: Skip the exercise

Fact: Low-impact, moderate workouts and prenatal yoga can help immensely

Many women tend to skip exercise when they first hear about the news. Most experts recommend that you continue moderate exercise (like walking) during your pregnancy to prepare your body for the arrival of your baby. Prenatal yoga can also be practised safely under the guidance of an experienced yoga expert.

Myth: Morning sickness happens only in the morning

Fact: Pregnant women may experience nausea at any time or even throughout the day

Every woman is different, and you need not worry if the time you have nausea varies from other pregnant women. If you have severe nausea that leads to dehydration and weight loss it may be wise to consult your obstetrician.

Myth: Your symptoms are in your head

Fact: Many pregnant women experience symptoms that vary from others.

While some symptoms are common during pregnancy, you may experience some unique symptoms that vary from person-to-person. For example, some women may have an overactive bladder or feel warmer than usual. It is usually a good idea to speak with your doctor and clarify your specific symptoms. Even if you're not pregnant for the first time, you may observe differences between the symptoms that you had before. Make sure you give yourself the attention and care that is required to have a healthy pregnancy and a rosy-cheeked baby.

Myth: You must strive for an ideal pregnancy

Fact: Research reveals that there is no one way to go through pregnancy

Every woman has a different experience of pregnancy and there is no one right way to do it. Pregnancy is usually a highly personal experience and all parents prepare differently to welcome their baby into the world. While you may receive different types of advice about your pregnancy, do remember that your health, happiness and peace of mind is in your hands. Therefore, you need to do what's best for you!

Zoi Hospitals provides impeccable and efficient  antenatal, labour and maternity services under one roof. From preconception to fetal care, journey of an expecting mother to a mother is under 24x7 expert care. We bring out the best prenatal services with care, parental counselling and personalized attention and packages which will suit your needs, ensuring best experience even in complicated and high-risk pregnancies. Our dietician helps you create diet plans and recipes from the ingredients you use at home.

We have a comfortably furnished labor and delivery wing which is run by qualified obstetricians and gynecologists who are supported by a team of trained nurses. The support staff is trained to support your medical and social needs from before conception to delivery and thereafter in care of the baby. We are equipped with shared, single & deluxe rooms that afford a good setting for joyous moments and will feel like home.

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