A sense of being pregnant is the most amazing feeling for a woman. A woman is blessed with a divine power to give birth a life. And great power comes up with great responsibility. Every pregnant woman should take good care of the coming child and most of them do same. But lacking knowledge women do such things unknowingly that is not good for a coming child. Here we are recommending some not to do list, rest we leave on your wisdom.
Alcohol makes way from bloodstream via umbilical and placenta cord directly to the baby of a pregnant woman which can be harmful to organs and brain development of a baby. So, make sure that during pregnancy, you are not taking even a single drop of liquor, wine, and beer.
The consequences of it include:
- Brain damage
- Birth defect
- Fatal alcohol spectrum
- Premature birth
Smoking is always bad for health but currently, it is about your baby during pregnancy. There are terrible effects of smoking on your baby and passive smoking is even more bad for your child. It has more than 4000 chemicals in it which will lead you and your child to suffer from cancer.
Exposure to the second-hand smoking leads to:
- Low birth weight
- Infant death syndrome
- Behavioral and learning problems as baby start growing up
- Premature delivery
Avoid Much Intake of Caffeine
Just like liquor, caffeine can cross the placental cord. Caffeine is diuretic and stimulant. These properties make it increase heart rate, blood pressure, and frequency of urination. It is okay with you if you are intaking caffeine because your body has developed but your baby’s metabolism is still developing. From 150 to 300 milligrams per day caffeine is recommended for a pregnant lady. So, avoid tea, coffee, chocolate, sodas, and those things with containing caffeine amount.
Avoid Certain Medications
During pregnancy, you must avoid some medications like paracetamol, any tablet or capsule for abdominal pain because these are harmful to your baby’s growth. Talk to the doctor before taking any supplements and medications.
Restrict Some Foods
There are some foods which are healthy for us but during pregnancy, you should avoid them.
Smoked seafood can be listeria-contaminated and refrigerated. So, avoid nova style salmon, kippered fish, lox, and jerky. But canned or shelf-safe Smoked seafood may be good.
Raw eggs have a high risk of salmonella. So, avoid all the foods which contain raw eggs such as mayonnaise, custards, Caesar dressings and hollandaise sauces.
Soft cheese like Gorgonzola, Brie, Camembert, feta, and Roquefort may have a high risk of listeria so stay away from these soft cheeses.
Unpasteurized Dairy Products
These products may contain a high risk of listeria but still, diet needs plenty of nutrients during pregnancy. So prefer healthy diet.
All the fishes which contain high mercury such as tilefish, shark, swordfish, king mackerel should be avoided during pregnancy. Shellfish and raw meat may be contaminated with salmonella or toxoplasmosis. Deli meat is contaminated with bacteria “listeria” which can enter the placenta and infect your unborn baby.
Consider these points one of the most important things during pregnancy and be ready to welcome a healthy child.