Relaxing in a hot tub or sauna
During pregnancy, extreme heat in a sauna or a bath is a major concern. Although, it may be relaxing, but it's not entirely good for your babies because they can't regulate their body temperature while being in your belly. Some studies shows that the heat of a sauna may lead to serious complications to the future baby's brain and spinal cord. You're advised to avoid overheating yourself and don't stay more than 10 minutes in a hot bath. Take tepid baths that are the same temperature as your body. You should also consult your doctor about this, and if he/she says it is OK for you, just limit the time you spend in the sauna
Fighting and yelling
Fighting is the main cause of anxiety and depression which can harm your baby, especially their immune system and brain. Apart from that, yelling can be bad for the mother and lead to headaches, nausea, and sleep problems. You should rest more, get enough sleep, meditate, take a walk and breathe fresh air.
Although it is normal thing to cry during pregnancy because you may become more emotional, but it can be tricky and you should pay attention to different symptoms like loss of appetite, feelings of guilt, sleeping too much, and loss of interest in any activity. These kind of symptoms may be a sign of depression that may later lead to more serious consequences. Keep in mind that, if the symptoms last more than 2 weeks, seek doctors attention. Find some support, try talking to other moms or pregnant women.
Research have revealed that 78% of women report more disturbed sleep during pregnancy than usual. This condition can cause a bad mood and nausea. Another study also found that women who slept less than 6 hours per night had longer labors. The best thing to do is to plan your sleep schedule, try to exercise for at least 30 minutes per day, drink lots of fluids during the day. On the other hand, if you can't sleep, don't force yourself, try to read a nice book, but don't be active. Consult with your doctor about which position is the best for you to sleep in.
Leading an inactive lifestyle and overeating
If you gain extra weight during pregnancy, it can lead to birth complications, fetal growth, and maternal weight retention after delivering the baby. Additionally, it can increase the subsequent risk of obesity for the child. Doctors recommend approximately 30 minutes of exercise for healthy pregnant women, most days of the week.
Don't forget about walking because it will keep you in shape and your brain will get some oxygen, which is important for your mental health. You also advised to keep your diet under control. Keep in mind that, a woman needs to take in 2,000 calories a day, and there's no need to change this amount in the first 6 months of your pregnancy. But in the last trimester, you should add an extra 200 extra calories every day
Consuming a lot of sugar
You should know that mothers who consumed high amounts of sugar during pregnancy had children with learning and memory skill issues according to studies. The same thing goes for sugar substitutes. You should consider eating more fruits, instead of sweets and lessen your soda intake.
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