8 THINGS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY
There are certain products and lifestyles pregnant women need to avoid so as not to endanger the kids in their womb. It’s very important to learn more about pregnancy safety guides. This article highlights 8 THINGS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY, so as to have a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery.
1.Acupuncture and massagers are good for everyone but pregnant women need to avoid massages around their abdomen, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy and same for acupuncture, there are certain points that are not safe for pregnant women. Make sure your acupuncturist is an experienced one with pregnant women.
2.Cats are known to carry infection called Toxoplasmosis which can cause serious damages during pregnancy. This parasite is commonly found in cat faeces and can cause blindness and brain damage in unborn children. In rare cases, it has been found to cause miscarriage.
3.Before getting any cleaning products, make sure you read warning signs to see if there are any for pregnant women. Common paints, glues and household chemicals, moth balls and toilet deodorants can be harmful to pregnant women due to a chemical ingredient called Napthalene. This chemical can damage blood cells leading to Anaemia.
4.Too much exercise can be detrimental while pregnant. A simple 30 minute walk is quite moderate and okay.
5.Do not have fake tan because of an active ingredient dihydroxyacetone, a non-toxic substance that reacts with the skin but this can be absorbed in the body to cause allergic reactions that may not be good for your pregnancy.
6.Any food that makes you nauseous, should be avoided.
7.Stay away from Alcohol.
8.Avoid X-rays during pregnancy. If you must let your doctor know about your pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding.