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Exposed 11 pregnancy myths you shouldnt believe

Getting pregnant is an amazing feeling, and all of a sudden your world changes. But in a superstitious country like India, all the excitement and pleasure of being pregnant can sometimes get sobered by too much information and advice floating around, from family and friends, as well as from the internet. An expectant mother is always told “do this, not that; eat this, not that,” but which one of these pregnancy myths should you believe? From sleeping positions during pregnancy, to sex during pregnancy, and depression during pregnancy, here are some pregnancy tips, along with 11 myths that you must take with a pinch of salt. Read on...


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lavanya M

| Oct 26, 2017

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Shashi Roy

| May 26, 2017

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AMIT Goyal

| May 19, 2017

This is a Good Description

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Minal Sunny Undale

| May 04, 2017

hello all. I am 34 week pregnant. plz suggest me exercise for normal pregnancy.

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Sonam Mahajan Puri

| Mar 22, 2017

I'm glad you mentioned that milk thing... two glasses are like more than enough. and of course being active is important.

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Shital Sanghvi

| Apr 29, 2016

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Gunjan Vishal Tyagi

| Feb 05, 2016

My doc advised me to refrain from sex after seven. And half month. I think info should be provided completely

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isha gulati

| Feb 02, 2016

Thanks for the useful information :)

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Psk

| Dec 14, 2015

Im 14 weeks pregnant woman can I apply beech to my face or hair removal creams in private areas.. ?

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Arundhati Dash

| Dec 11, 2015

What abt beauty salon.. Session. Is anything there to avoid. specifically bleaching,waxing, facial n all

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Abinaya R

| Dec 09, 2015

Now i am in 37th week of my pregnancy. My period cycle is for 25 days. So which week i can expect my delivery.

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atiya fatima

| Dec 09, 2015

I disagree wit d 1st point.. not sayin dat saffron milk makes d baby fairer but yes eatin some foods makes d baby fairer.. likes apples.. coz my cuz sisters r vry dark n nobody in d family is fair but still thy gave birth to fairer kids..

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Ziya Teli

| Oct 21, 2015

Thanks a ton !! My doubts are cleared now.. :)

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Hiral Chauhan

| Sep 29, 2015

Thank you for such a necessary information

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Srishti Sandeep Gupta

| Aug 02, 2015

Thanks a lot

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Priya Singh

| Jul 30, 2015

Thanks useful information

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Neha Shenoy

| Jul 17, 2015

Pretty true. Cleared all my doubts . Thank you very much

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Sherleen Itola

| Jul 14, 2015

Thank u so much!

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Rashi Jain

| Jul 13, 2015

Vry useful information

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Jiya Aswani

| Jul 13, 2015

Thanku so much

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Uma Bhardwaj

| Jul 12, 2015

Thanks for this facts Even I had too many myths Now this clarified me

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Aditi Choudhary

| Jul 11, 2015

I don't fully agree with you as my gynecologist has advised most of the thing you have said as myth and it is very unfortunate that would be MOM may get complication if she dont follow so called myth. I would advise you to not brag about thing which can cause harm to would be MOM and which is myth or not can be debatable and gynecologist themself recommend them to people with complication . Not at all good idea to present something as myth when they are debatable.

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Dhanashri M Patil

| Jul 11, 2015

Thanks for the information. Very useful

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Amrita

| Jul 10, 2015

Nice article....

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Maanya

| Jul 06, 2015

Thanks. . These articles r very useful. .

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Mini

| Jun 24, 2015

M agree with arti

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Maria

| Jun 22, 2015

Great ! Unfortunately, some gynaecs these days are themselves asking you to be over cautious. It's a good idea to talk to a few gynaecs before you choose the one who you will continue with through the rest of your pregnancy.

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Kritika

| Jun 04, 2015

Myth 1: One of the most common myths that surround pregnancy is the shape of a woman's stomach. If a woman is carrying high, in all possibility it is a girl and if she is carrying low it is a boy. Fact: Experts say there is no scientific basis for this assumption and it is the woman's muscle size, structure, the position of the foetus, posture, and the amount of fat deposited around her abdomen that play a role in the size and shape of a pregnant belly. Myth 2: Craving for salty foods means you're having a boy. Craving for sweet foods indicate a girl is expected. Fact: Research shows that cravings have nothing to do with determining the sex of a baby. Myth 3: Another myth is predicting the sex of the baby by holding a string with a ring in it over a pregnant belly. If it moves back and forth it is a boy, if it moves in a circle, it is a girl. Fact: While there is no truth in this, you could probably do it for a laugh. Myth 4: If you suffer from heartburn during pregnancy, it means your baby will be born with lots of hair. Heartburn is a common problem for pregnant women and have nothing to do with the quantity of hair for your child. Fact: Even women who suffered a lot from heartburn have welcomed bald babies. Myth 5: If your mother had an easy pregnancy and delivery, so will you. Fact: Hereditary factors have no role to play in predicting how easy or difficult your pregnancy and delivery will be. On the contrary, the size and position of the baby, your diet and lifestyle play a role in determining how things will be. Myth 6: Sleeping or taking a nap on your back will hurt your baby. Fact: While you won't harm your baby if you sleep in this position, you will feel better if you sleep on your side. Experts recommend sleeping on your left side since this is known to increase blood flow to your uterus and placenta. Myth 7: Having sex might hurt the baby. Fact: You should know that seven layers of skin from the abdominal wall to the amniotic sac are present to protect your baby. Your cervix has lengthened and hardened to prevent anything from getting into the uterus, and it also produces mucus to keep the area clean and infection free. Having sex cannot reach, touch or harm your baby. If your doctor has not asked you to abstain from sex, have no fear and go ahead. Myth 8: First babies always arrive late. Fact: While this is true to an extent since about 60 per cent arrive after their due date, five per cent on the due date and 35 before the due date, what really determines the arrival of your baby is the length of your menstrual cycle. If it is shorter, there are more possibilities of you delivering early. If your cycle is longer, your baby will arrive later and if your cycle usually lasts 28 days, you will more likely deliver close to your due date.

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Poonam Yadav

| May 27, 2015

Valuable information very nice

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Meena Rajendran

| May 26, 2015

Really good

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Julietlups

| May 20, 2015

Good information i like it!

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soniya kaushik

| May 16, 2015

Thanks for d information.

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pooja pawar

| May 07, 2015

Very nice information

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Moumita Dasgupta

| May 05, 2015

Thanks for all the useful information :)

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sajitha

| May 05, 2015

Very useful information

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swati chouhan

| May 05, 2015

Nice

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Aditi Subash

| May 05, 2015

Nice info ...

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Suvanan ghosh

| May 04, 2015

Very good informations great great. Very good. Keep in touch with me.

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manisha torane

| May 04, 2015

Very useful and informative

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Akshitha bs

| May 04, 2015

Good information ,,, Need some more to analyse

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megha gogia

| May 04, 2015

Very useful Information

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anjanagandhi1923

| May 03, 2015

Sensible information

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Priyanka Barik

| Feb 20, 2015

Really vry mch thanx to give sis knowledge

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nandini sharma

| Feb 20, 2015

Good and useful information.........

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Sandhya Singh

| Feb 19, 2015

thankyou so much

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Meet

| Feb 17, 2015

Very nice information...

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Vandana jha

| Feb 17, 2015

Very nice

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Shakena

| Feb 17, 2015

Verygud infrmtion thank u parentune

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reshma

| Feb 17, 2015

Thanq n it is useful for me now

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Mrs Dipti Sarang Doke

| Feb 13, 2015

Very useful information

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Shivani

| Feb 12, 2015

Rly useful!!! Only i wish i had read dis artical durin my pregnancy ????

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Meghna

| Nov 23, 2014

Such nice info, gid knows why the docs don't say these things, cause the pregrant lady is bound to ho throuhh all of this, eat in heavy doses, have ghee, etc.

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Shilpa

| Sep 09, 2014

very good information and all presented so crisply.

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AM

| Sep 03, 2014

your own behaviour during pregnancy like if you quite chirpy and happy during pregnancy baby would definitely healthy and happy going child. Whn I was pregnancy I used to keep quite as my husband went for long biz trip. My son since beginning he is quite and learn to speak very late. All are co-related. That's y elders days you should think good, be happy and do good.. shud read some vedas.. good books etc.... it really effect kids. But no doctor wud suggest you this. Climbing stairs shud avoid as baby comes down and early delivery cud happen. A recent case with my collegue.... she delievered a baby at 6. 5 months... she was very active climbing.. doing all things easily. Suddenly one day she started felling uneasy... and she left from office and after 2 hrs she delivered baby of 1kg...

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AM

| Sep 03, 2014

during my pregnancy I researched on a lot on net. As per doctor point of view nothing is cold or hot (thanda or garm). They wont stop you to have dry fruits or any other thing which our elder's suggested not to do or eat. But It is true... saffron make kids skin white... I hv seen one of south Indian friend who is quite dark complextion and his son is fair.. she had saffron during entire pregnancy. Our experience and doctor or scientific research would never match.

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Neetu Ralhan

| Aug 28, 2014

Really nice!

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Rinki Ghosh

| Aug 28, 2014

Nice informations. Just wow !!!

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dr b singh

| Aug 22, 2014

very good tips. better to tell them do's and don't too

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Harshapriya

| Aug 22, 2014

Wow nice and gud advice

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