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7 Things Pregnant Women Do That Might Affect Their Babies

There are so many misconceptions about pregnancy like, “expectant women need to eat for 2, aka twice as much” or “you need to stay away from coffee during all 9 months,” that it’s really hard to choose what to believe. But not all of these myths are completely wrong. So in this article, we’d like to tell you what types of behavior and actions it’s better to abstain from during pregnancy and what you can do instead.

1. Relaxing in a hot tub or sauna

Extreme heat in a sauna or a bath is a major concern during pregnancy. It may be relaxing, but it’s not good for your babies because they can’t regulate their body temperature while being in your belly. Some studies also suggest that the heat of a sauna may lead to serious complications to the future baby’s brain and spinal cord.

What you should do:

1. Don’t overheat yourself and don’t stay more than 10 minutes in a hot bath.

2. Take tepid baths that are the same temperature as your body.

3. Consult with your doctor, and if he/she says it is OK for you, just limit the time you spend in the sauna.

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2. Eating too much sugar

A study showed that mothers who consumed high amounts of sugar during pregnancy had children with learning and memory skill issues. The same thing goes for sugar substitutes.

What you should do:

1. Eat more fruits, instead of sweets.

2. Lessen your soda intake.

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3. Fighting and yelling

Fighting causes anxiety and depression, and that can harm your baby, especially their immune system and brain. Besides, yelling can be bad for the mother and lead to headaches, nausea, and sleep problems.

What you should do:

  1. Rest more.
  2. Get enough sleep.
  3. Meditate.
  4. Take a walk and breathe fresh air.

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