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7 Myths About Pregnancy People Should Stop Believing

Pregnancy is not just one of the most valuable times in a woman's life, but it is also the subject of many proverbs that vary from country to country. Every pregnant woman has probably heard a story about how her dietary preferences or the day of conception might predict the gender of her unborn child. The majority of these presumptions are simply myths, but many people nevertheless hold them to be true.

1. Hair growth can be used to determine a person's gender.

Some people think that the amount of hair growth on the future mother's body depends on the baby's gender. This hypothesis is false since a fetus does not create enough hormones to in any way affect a mother's hair growth.

In fact, pregnancy brings about a number of hormonal changes in the body, some of which might contribute to hair loss in expectant women. However, this is possible regardless of the baby's gender.

2. Expectant women need to eat for two.

Most likely all the pregnant women had heard this term. A woman does not, however, need to eat for two throughout pregnancy. A woman should consume 300 more calories per day during her second and third trimesters of pregnancy; this is sufficient for the fetus's complete growth. However, counting calories will cause a significant rise in body weight, which will have a detrimental impact on pregnancy and labor in general.

3. Hair dyeing might be risky.

Some women continue to hold the belief that coloring your hair can let dangerous chemicals into your bloodstream, harming your unborn child. However, there was no evidence to support this supposition. In actuality, there are no hazards involved in applying dyes every two to three months. The body does not absorb chemicals from high-quality hair products through the scalp, and they do not pass through the placenta. Therefore, this is the ideal opportunity to improve your appearance if you are pregnant.

4. A woman's cravings determine the baby's gender.

The idea that women have particular eating preferences is another gender-related misconception.

Some people think that a pregnant woman expects a boy when she craves salty foods and a girl when she craves sweet foods. Of course, this is a myth; a woman's preferences have no bearing on the baby's gender.

5. Ladies become air-headed during pregnancy

There's a myth that's not amusing at all, but rather embarrassing. There is no psychological explanation for the fact that pregnant women tend to become more distracted and less able to concentrate. Due to the fact that pregnancy requires a lot of attention and is both stressful and thrilling, women find it difficult to concentrate on less crucial matters.

6. You can use a calendar to plan your pregnancy and determine the gender.

One of the oldest pregnancy myths is the idea that a baby's gender will depend on the day of conception. There are coincidences, but this is not unusual because there are only two sexes, making it exactly 50% possible to forecast the child's future gender.

7. Physical activity and training should be avoided by pregnant women.

The idea that pregnant women shouldn't exercise persists today. Naturally, it was vital historically that a pregnant woman not chop wood or labor long hours in the field, but nowadays, the majority of people spend their time sitting down.

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