Remember when you first found out you were pregnant? You felt fear, anxiety, excitement, and happiness in that single moment. You probably worried about being a good mom and if you were going to raise your baby right, especially if it’s the first pregnancy.
It's natural to be concerned about the future and that tiny baby inside of you. We're all hoping for a smooth pregnancy. After all, who doesn’t worry? But guess what? Apart from the usual symptoms of foot swelling, morning sickness, and insomnia, pregnancy is usually uneventful. In this post, we'll look at the most common pregnancy fears and why you shouldn't freak out.
Most women would stop having sex, move in a gingerly pace, or do not lift anything heavy for fear of losing the baby. The truth is, sex, exercise, or heavy lifting will not result in a miscarriage. There is no research or study to support the claim that these activities can result in the loss of your baby. In fact, about 60% to 70% of miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities which are out of your control. If you have a medical condition like diabetes, you are also at a higher risk of losing the baby.
Moms suffering from severe morning sickness are concerned that their baby is not getting enough nutrients. This is not true because babies absorb all of the nutrition from the food they eat, even if it's just crackers. Take the prenatal vitamins as directed and eat small, frequent meals rather than three large ones. Eating small amounts of food helps to calm your digestive system, and eating frequently keeps you from becoming overly hungry. The only time you should be concerned is when you are extremely ill and severely dehydrated as a result of vomiting. Consult your doctor if you are frequently sick so that an anti-nausea medication can be prescribed.
Drinking or Eating the Wrong Food
With all the talk about "toxins" in almost any food, an expectant mother will agonize over every single food they consume. "Is it safe? " are the words that run through your mind when you suddenly crave ice cream. Cheer up! Yes, you can eat ice cream in moderate amounts! When you visit your doctor for the first time, they will give you a list of foods and drinks to avoid. It's unavoidable not to follow the rules exactly, and even if you slip up (such as eating unpasteurized cheese), the risks are minimal. Doctors are simply being cautious!
Yes, motherhood is overwhelming, but pregnant women sometimes worry a little too much. Moms are frequently misinformed and overhear pregnancy horror stories that cause them anxiety. The truth is that the risks of pregnancy are low for healthy women. We hope this article has alleviated some of your concerns. If you have a pregnancy story to share, please leave it in the comments section below.