We often here what we should eat and do when women get pregnant, but are there things that we shouldn’t do?
In this article we will introduce 3 things that pregnant women should never do.
Be careful! 3 things that pregnant women should never do
- Do not lack nutrition
- Do not twist, jump, or do exercises involving muscle strength
- Definitely do not drink and smoke!
1.Do not lack nutrition
It is widely known that lack of nutrition strongly affects the mind and body of a person, but it is also known that it strongly affects a pregnant woman and its baby even after birth, until he or she becomes an adult.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Insufficient breast milk
- Depression symptoms
- Crying in the night and teething troubles
- Allergy, breathing troubles, atopy
- A higher risk of the baby having lifestyle oriented diseases when becoming an adult
When the egg of the mother and sperm cell of the father come together and become a fertilized egg, the cells divide into about two to three trillion in 10 months, before the baby is born. It is said that after the baby is born and becomes an adult the number of cells become about 60 trillion. Cells need an abundant amount of energy to divide themselves. The source of energy to do this comes from nutrients.
Out of all nutrients, protein, lipid(fat), and carbohydrates(sugar) are crucial nutrients used to create and move the body. Vitamins and minerals help to make these 3 nutrients function smoothly and effectively, also making them important nutrients. But since most people ingest too much lipid and carbohydrates in their daily lives, when pregnant try avoiding sweets and high fat snacks, and try to avoid lack of nutrients by mainly eating fresh and healthy vegetables and bean products, while also ingesting small amounts of meat and fish.
Small fish, fruits, and nuts are recommended for snacks.
2.Do not twist, jump, or do exercises that involve muscle strength
Many people have trouble from swelling and constipation while their are pregnant. Many hospitals advise you to walk as much as you can when you go into the stable period. When pregnant, pressure is applied to the inner organs, and the balance of your hormones and autonomic nerves change, resulting in many bodily troubles such as constipation and swelling.
It is important to exercise and raise the body’s metabolism to improve the flow of blood and lymph glands, but some types of exercise can be dangerous for pregnant women.
Exercises that involve twisting the upper body
Exercises that involve twisting the upper body such as tennis, table tennis, and golf create a lot of stress to the stomach area. You may feel that you need to twist your body when you are constipated, but be careful and do it slowly while breathing deeply.
Exercises that involve jumping
Exercises that involve sudden jumping such as jump rope and volleyball strongly shake your body, creating the chance of the placenta becoming injured or come off. It also may shrink the uterus and raise the chance of threatened premature delivery.
Exercises that involve muscle strength
Exercises that involve putting strength into your stomach muscles such as raising something heavy applies pressure to the stomach, raising the chance of the placenta coming off and miscarriage.
3.Definitely do not drink and smoke!
It is said that people who smoke and drink have a lower chance of becoming pregnant, but even if they get pregnant, the chance of miscarriage and dead birth is also higher.
If you drink while pregnant, the acetaldehyde produced to break down alcohol causes the chance of slow growth and deformation.
Smoking while pregnant causes stress to the mother, raising stress hormones that affect the sex hormones of the baby, which is said to raise the chance of a homosexual child.
If it is difficult for you to suddenly quit smoking, try quitting before you get pregnant to help give birth to a healthy child.
When pregnant the nerves become sensitive, and can change your sense of taste and smell, making foods that you didn’t mind eating taste bad. It also can make you suddenly become sad or irritated. These are common symptoms during pregnancy. It is important to understand the basic things that you should not do while you are pregnant in order to help you and your child live a healthy pregnancy period, and after it as well.
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