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21 pregnancy myths that turned out to be true

Finally, the whole truth!

Pregnancy is a great time. But often it is filled with doubts and many myths.

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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?

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How to do perineal massage?

NEW POWERS AND PERSPECTIVE MASSAGE What do you know about perineal massage?

More and more doctors are recognizing it as an excellent way to prevent perineal lacerations in women in labor. Perineal massage (perineal massage) before delivery softens the tissue. Gives them elasticity. Confirmed by research: Massage Oiled perineum and warm compresses reduce by 7% the risk of rupture and the need for episiotomy forced dissection of the perineum. The 2011 review shows that perineal perineum massage in the antenatal and perineal period and warm compresses significantly reduce the risk of ruptures of the 3rd and 4th degrees. These are dangerous because they lead to pelvic floor dysfunction. Both warm compresses and perineal massages with oils before delivery are successfully practiced in Israeli hospitals. At the hospital, we offer women the possibility of massage with oils and hot compresses… In my experience, this reduces the risk of perineum rupture and eliminates the need to make incisions. says Dr. Roni Hen, head of the maternity ward at a hospital in Israel. It seems to me that this is yet another proof that more and more opportunities and perspectives for massage will be opened up over time. Protection of the crotch in childbirth. Many pregnant women are horrified to see how a baby can be born through such a small hole! Of course, it can) The nature is so wise that it gives the crotch tissue the ability to stretch out beautifully. And before delivery, the body produces hormones that increase the elasticity of the tissue. But every organism, everything is very individual! The birth canal of the mother-to-be because of the strong pressure on the pelvic floor muscles during childbirth is subject to a significant stretch, which can cause damage.

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High perineum In the first birth there was a rupture, retinopathy/episiotomy Large fetus The ruptures are divided into spontaneous (caused by pressure from the shoulders or the baby’s head) and violent (caused by obstetric manipulation) In order to help you, you can stretch your perineum muscles regularly with a massage. Massage prepares a woman both physically, helping the tissues to stretch out at the birth of a baby, and psychologically, when you are mentally ready to stretch, and know what to expect, you are calm, relaxed, and it also helps to stretch the tissues better. To understand how to protect the crotch, you need to understand the process of childbirth. A baby in childbirth, immersed in a pelvis, bending his head, pressing his chin to the chest and smoothly goes to the exit. It seems to “screw” into the pelvis and makes a series of turns around its axis to go everywhere with its smallest size. When the top is visible, the child seems to come out from under the bosom of the mother. Then the child makes another turn and shoulders are born and after him and the whole body. In order to prevent ruptures, midwives apply for perineum protection. How does this happen? The midwife holds the baby’s head in the birth canal with one hand so that it does not bend and tear the clitoris, urethra and upper clefts of the labia, while the midwife with the other hand collects the skin on the perineum into the fold to give the diver more room for maneuver. It is not a small force that is used.