Things Not Be Done During Pregnancy
Here are a list of things that should be avoided by a pregnant woman in order to ensure the safety and well for herself and the baby inside her womb:
• Avoid smoking or be around with people who smoke. Exposure to smoke may lead to spontaneous abortion, pre-term births, low-weight full term babies, and fetal or infant death.
• Avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol can affect your developing baby in a variety of negative ways depending upon the dose and frequency. This can lead to severe retardation and other abnormalities.
• Avoid taking illegal drugs. This is usually associated with low birth weight newborns, central nervous system damage that may delay or impair neurobehavioral developments, mild to severe withdrawal effects and physical malformations like cleft palate, heart murmurs, eye defects, etc.
• Avoid taking prescription drugs or over the counter drugs including aspirin, unless told to do so by your doctor. Drugs that are safe to take when not pregnant can cause devastating effects to the fetus when taken during pregnancy.
• Avoid eating hot dogs. Hot dogs have been implicated in various studies and have been associated with the increase risk of causing cancer.
• Avoid the intake of caffeine. Caffeine taken during pregnancy is thought to increase the probability of the child contracting diabetes.
• Avoid contact with reptiles. Contact with reptiles may cause various kinds of infection which may pose a threat to your pregnancy and the fetal development.
• Avoid the consumption of fish. According to a recent survey, fish contain methylmercury which is known to affect the child’s developing brain.
• Don’t eat junk foods during pregnancy. Junk foods lack vitamins and proteins as they lack the essential vitamins and proteins that you require during these days.
• Avoid the excess intake of Vitamin A supplement. Excess Vitamin A increases the risk of having a baby with birth defects or other problems. Read the food package properly to make sure that you are not getting excess of Vitamin A or other supplements.
• Avoid exposing yourself to X-rays. Exposure to X-rays during the early period of pregnancy is a great threat to the fetal development.
• Avoid microwaves exposure during pregnancy period.
• Avoid the use of electric blanket and water bed as this may lead to complications and problems in the fetal development.
• Avoid drinking tap water in the early months of pregnancy. Drinking tap water in the early months of pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriages.
• Avoid stress and always be happy.
• Avoid exposure to any kind of pesticides. Pesticides can have a wide range of harmful effects on the fetal development.
• Avoid exposure to any kind of fumes or smoke mainly from paints, paint thinner, household cleaning products and so on.
• Avoid the use of sauna, hot tub or taking long hot baths. All these raise the temperature of your body and there is a potential danger to the fetal development if your body temperature is raised above 102 C.