Pregnancy is a great time. But often it is filled with doubts and many myths.
Here are 21 myths about pregnancy that have been scientifically proven.
If you want a boy, eat bananas.
In a study conducted in 2008, about 740 women took part. Those who consumed foods high in potassium, sodium, and calcium gave birth to boys.
The stronger the mother has heartburn, the longer the child will have hair.
In the third trimester of pregnancy, heartburn torments many women. This is due to estrogen, which causes relaxation of the esophageal sphincter. The same hormone is responsible for the growth of the hair of the child.
Frogs will indicate pregnancy.
The frog Xenopus laevis from Africa changes color if it injects the urine of a pregnant woman.
Having a boy takes longer.
It’s true. Boys usually have more heads than girls.
If you eat vegetables during pregnancy, then the child will love them.
A child in the second trimester begins to take amniotic fluid, which takes on the taste of what mom ate and drank. This forms the further tastes of the child.
The older the woman, the higher the chances of having twins.
From 1980 to 2009, the number of twins increased, especially among women over 35. It is believed that women over 30 have more hormonal fluctuations, which means that the chances of twins are higher.
Ginger helps with toxicosis.
Studies in the 1980s showed that women who took a teaspoon of fresh ginger for toxicosis almost got rid of this unpleasant condition.
Heavy rain accelerates childbirth.
A study was conducted that showed that a drop in atmospheric pressure can lead to rupture of the bladder, which speeds up childbirth.
During pregnancy, the right brain is activated.
Researchers showed photographs of adults and infants to pregnant women. Future mothers involved in the process of recognizing emotions more of their right side of the brain.
Do not fly during pregnancy.
Almost all airlines require a special certificate from a doctor about the state of health of a pregnant woman. Flying increases the chances of developing thrombosis in pregnant women.
Morning sickness is a sign of a daughter.
It is believed that a higher level of hCG, which is inherent in women, pregnant girls, can cause a strong morning sickness.
A man may also have pregnancy symptoms.
This is called Kuwade syndrome. There are even more extreme cases where your partner may experience labor pain and postpartum depression.
Leg size may increase after pregnancy.
Researchers have found that a woman’s leg increases by 1 size during pregnancy and this may remain.
You can’t sleep on your back.
When you lie on your back, the uterus exerts pressure on the vena cava. This can lead to impaired blood flow in your child.
Toxicosis is good.
Toxicosis indicates that everything is in order with the fetus. Researchers found that women with toxicosis have a 50–75 percent lower chance of miscarriage.
You can’t eat sweets.
Consuming sweets regularly can also cause extreme fatigue. But some bittersweet chocolate will not hurt.
Nesting is a reality.
For a long time this was considered just a myth, but recently, doctors have actually recognized nesting as one of the factors of pregnancy.
Do not take a hot bath.
Too hot water can cause birth defects in children. Especially in the first trimester.
Be careful with papaya.
Unripe papaya contains substances that can cause uterine contractions and premature birth.
Cat trays are fraught with danger.
The fact is that during pregnancy there is a high risk of contracting toxoplasmosis, especially during the cleaning of the tray.
Stress affects a child badly.
Everything that a pregnant mother feels and thinks is transmitted through neurohormones to her unborn baby. Positive thoughts can help your child develop a sense of happiness.
Do not gel polish during pregnancy.
It can be toxic to the baby, like a UV lamp.
The month of birth affects the baby.
For example, babies born in late summer or early fall have thicker bones. And children born in late winter or early spring had an increased chance of getting schizophrenia.
What do you think about this?