Not buckling up: There are many women who stop to buckle up in cars fearing that the strap may damage their fetus. This is mostly done later in pregnancy when the bump gets bigger. Don’t ever make this mistake. Remember that car accidents kill more of the fetuses. If seat belts are worn the damage can be avoided. If you think the seat belt is bit uncomfortable, have the waist strap below your bump and across the pelvis.
Giving up eating chocolates because of the caffeine: You may be a chocoholic but you plan to give it up during pregnancy. This is surely not the best move then. According to experts, women generally are stressed out about things that they cannot have at the time of their pregnancy and that sometimes cause anxiety, which is surely not good at this phase. So, there is no point in giving up something which you love having. Just go and have it. Only be sure to consult with your physician regarding the amount of caffeine you can have every day. After all, recently, an article was published where it said that all women who ate chocolate in small amount every day had happier and calmer babies than those who did not.
Eating for two: Pregnant women are either very much worried about being overweight or else they feel they are underweight. It is important to understand that it is the quality of food that matters and not the quantity. Being pregnant doesn’t mean that you should consume extra amount of calories until the second trimester. So, eating in smart way must be the mantra. One should have foods, which are rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
Sleeps only 6-7 hours: 6-7 hours sleep is enough for a person to revive energy during normal time. But when a woman is pregnant, this much of sleep isn’t enough. 9-10 hours of sleep is needed. A woman who sleeps properly has an early delivery during labor.
Not doing acupuncture: The first trimester is the time when acupuncture happens to be very beneficial for expectant mothers, whether it be to help with morning sickness, nausea, tiredness, lack of energy or threatened miscarriage. But there are only a few women who realize the good impact of acupuncture in pregnancy.
The rate of successful pregnancy in Northern Beaches has improved a lot with acupuncture treatment. Weekly treatments have shown to be very effective during first trimester. Then the therapeutic treatment every six weeks during pregnancy is also recommended until 34 weeks when the pre birth acupuncture starts. This treatment is done on a weekly basis. It helps soften tendons in pelvis, public symphisis and hips and helps clear the fetal toxins which have been passed from the mother to the fetus. Pre birth acupuncture treatment also reduces labor time. Acupuncture induction treatments are more subtle and gentle form of inducing contractions and labor than medical induction in a hospital.
Recent studies have also pointed out that this therapeutic treatment can be very effective in treating depression, which happens both at the time of pregnancy and after pregnancy.