Sure. To smoke. Drink alcohol. Getting intoxicated with coffee. Some ‘prohibitions’ of pregnancy are known and, more or less, respected by all pregnant women. There are, however, other small precautions to be taken during the nine months of waiting. For the well-being of the child. But also of the future mother.
by Manuela Magri
Not smoking. Don’t drink alcohol. Do not consume more than two cups of coffee a day. Follow a healthy and balanced diet. Do not breathe toxic substances. Avoid excessive fatigue. Continue to practice mild, but constant, physical activity.
The main ‘prohibitions’ and advice of pregnancy are known to expectant mothers and, in general, quite respected.
There are, however, other precautions that should be taken into consideration while you are pregnant and which help to ensure the well-being of the baby but also the health of the mother.
Here are five things that would be best avoided during the nine months.
- No to high heels
This is, of course, not strictly speaking a prohibition. There are mothers who have hovered on dizzying stilts until the day of delivery (just think of all the bellies and bellies of the star system immortalized on 12 heels practically in the delivery room!). But weight gain and belly growth don’t get along very well with shoe height. The reason is quickly explained: when the woman’s figure begins to change and the weight weighs on the lumbar part of the back, the heel only makes the situation worse. No problem, therefore, for the fetus (at least, if the mother falls, she breaks her leg). But why ruin your back when there are very comfortable (and very trendy) flat shoes that can easily be worn throughout the gestation period?
- No to clothes and pants that are too tight
If it is not true that in pregnancy the mother should limit herself to wearing a baggy shirt and go, it is quite true that excessively tight clothes, pants that wrap the legs and compress the waist …. should be avoided.
The problem, in this case, is mainly linked to the circulation which already during the nine months suffers severe trauma and which could be further compromised by inappropriate clothing. Better, therefore, to opt for a comfortable dress, perhaps chosen from the most fashionable models, rather than for a dress that, however, will hardly honor the new figure.
- No to wonder woman
Pregnancy is not a disease. We have said it a thousand times and we will never tire of repeating it. If the mother and the child are fine, nothing prevents them from continuing to work, to go out, to travel, to meet up with friends and girlfriends … It is good, however, to listen carefully to the signals that the body sends. In the first months, in fact, the future mother, due to the hormonal changes in progress, could feel particularly tired and fatigued and it is good that she rests, as much as possible, if and when she feels she has to do it. In the last period, however, all the forces saved are additional energies useful for taking care of the child who, especially in the early days, could require several hours of wakefulness and special attention.
- No to compulsive shopping
Let me be clear. All the mothers have been there. Especially those expecting their first child. From the seventh month onwards, the taps seem to have been turned on. The expectant mother is gripped by a spasmodic urge to buy. Thing? Everything with which it comes into contact and which has the scent of ‘newborn’: rompers, dresses, socks, caps, sheets, bodinis, prams, strollers, sterilizers, bottle warmers, tubs …. And so on and so forth. .
A little ‘there is. And it’s healthy. But in moderation. Not only that, in fact, at the birth of the child you will be inundated with packages and gifts, many of which you will not even be able to use. But, above all, already the first month, you will realize for yourself how many, among the countless trinkets offered by the baby market, are completely useless. Do you really want to fill your house with a bulky sterilizer when it would be enough to boil bottles and teats in a pot with hot water? Are you sure that the nappy-eater that will smell like a latrine in the second month is more comfortable than a bag to throw in the trash? Think about it. And try to recover from friends and relatives as many things as you can. When you no longer need them, just return everything to the sender and you won’t even have the problem of disposal.
- No to advice from friends, stories on the internet, forums
Especially if you are on the home straight or if you are easily influenced people, do not listen to what your friends tell you. To the advice you read on the internet (even on sites like ours), to the messages on the forums.
Each pregnancy is a story in itself. Each birth is a moment in itself. Each woman is different from the other. And, in any case, if you really need information to reassure yourself and know what awaits you, ask your gynecologist, your doctor, your midwife. To those who follow you during pregnancy. Don’t panic. No alarmism. No fears additional to the physiological one that something could go wrong. Everything will be fine. And, in any case, knowing what happened to this or that person will not help you avert the danger. But only to increase anxiety. It’s not really worth it! Enjoy your pregnancy to the end and your motherhood right from the start.