8 Misconceptions During Pregnancy - Baby Care

8 Misconceptions During Pregnancy - Baby Care

8 Misconceptions About Pregnancy

From the time a woman gets pregnant, people around her give her various advice. Don’t do this, don’t eat that, it’s bad for the child if you use it! But is it really necessary to comply with everything? There may be some misconceptions.

1. Misinformation: The flu vaccine cannot be taken. Many fear that it will cause serious harm to the unborn child. Some think her baby may be fine but she herself will get the flu.

Correct information: During pregnancy, there are some changes in the immune system of women. During this time, a pregnant woman’s risk of getting the flu increases. Flu vaccination is therefore very important for the mother and her unborn child.

Checkout this article: Things to do before and During Pregnancy

→→2. Misinformation: A pregnant woman will eat the same amount of food as 2 adults.

Correct information: If a pregnant woman is at normal weight before pregnancy, she needs to consume an extra 300 calories per day for the baby to grow properly. According to doctors, if a woman is not overweight before pregnancy, it is normal for her to gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy, but not more. Because after the birth of the baby, the mother has to face many problems to lose excess weight. Gaining more than 50 pounds can lead to complications at birth, and babies who are overweight at birth are more likely to become obese later in life.

→→3. Misinformation: Hair dye will harm the child.

Correct information: A small part of the chemicals used in hair dye is absorbed by our skin, which is not harmful to the mother or the baby. However, a pregnant woman may feel uncomfortable with the strong smell of chemicals, so at such times, hair dye should be done in a place with good ventilation. However, if you are concerned about this, avoid dyes that contain ammonia. Another important factor is that your hair tolerance may change after pregnancy. The same products that worked well for your hair before pregnancy may not work after pregnancy.

→→4. Misinformation: Caffeine should be avoided during pregnancy as it can cause miscarriage.

Fact: Studies have shown that if a pregnant woman drinks less than 200 milligrams (the amount of coffee in a 12-ounce cup) of coffee, she has no risk of miscarriage or low birth weight.

→→5. Misinformation: Stay away from body scanners.

Correct Information: Nowadays body scanners are used before entering various places. But there is nothing to fear because airport body scanner (Airport body scanner), security X-ray machine these little radiation (radiation) can not harm a pregnant woman. However, women who develop lung or heart problems later in pregnancy may experience discomfort above 30,000 feet. So they should consult their doctor before traveling by plane.

→→6. Misinformation: Fish cannot be eaten during pregnancy.

Correct information: It is better to eat fish 2 times a week because fish contains omega-3 fatty acid, which is essential for the brain development and vision of the baby in the womb. But must eat cooked fish.

In our country, sushi or sashimi can be found in some places, especially at food festivals, Korean restaurants or five-star hotels. These are a type of Japanese dish in which the fish is slightly raw. Raw fish is unlikely to contain bacteria that are harmful to pregnant women and their unborn babies. However, cooked susi can be eaten. Tuna fish is available in many stores and is prepared in cans. They can be eaten.

→→7. Misinformation: Pregnant women cannot do coitus.

Correct Information: Pregnant women can perform coitus. Because it will not cause any physical harm to the baby in the womb. The baby is protected in its mother’s womb by the amniotic sac and strong uterine muscle. However, care should be taken to avoid sexually transmitted infections. In this case, both mother and father of the child should be careful. Because if a pregnant woman is infected with herpes, genital wart, HIV, then the disease can spread from her to the child in her womb. However, if you are more concerned about this, you should know from the doctor whether it is risky to be involved in coitus.

8. Misinformation: In this condition, you should always sleep on your side.

Correct Information: Sleep wherever you feel comfortable.


Do not eat fast food during pregnancy

Mothers of the current generation are much more aware than the mothers of the previous generation. But many people cannot give up some of their previous eating habits. One of them is junk food. Junk food basically means: pizza, burgers, sandwiches, chicken fries, sweets, ice cream and soft drinks. Besides, patties, pastry cakes or pasta ie restaurant food can also be put in the group of junk food. Because most of them are not cooked with good oil, unadulterated or fresh ingredients. So the health risks of fast food or junk food are high, especially in Bangladesh, where adulteration of food has become a culture.

So no matter how much a mother forbids her child from eating junk food, if she herself becomes addicted to it, so will the child. And because of this, in families where the mother is obese, there is a greater tendency or possibility of children becoming obese. So it is necessary to avoid the fast food of future mother!

Baby Care in summer

If your goldfish is not well taken care of in summer, it can get many diseases. So take care of your baby this summer because most of the summer diseases are preventable. Let’s know what diseases are more common in this summer.

Common diseases of children in summer are:

(1) Dehydration – sweating a lot, as a result, the necessary water and mineral salts are lost and dehydration occurs.

(2) Fever – Body sweats and chills. Besides, if there is excess fan air or air cooler, it causes cold and fever.

(3) Vomiting and Diarrhea – Eating stale rotten food or unhygienic roadside food causes vomiting and diarrhea.

(4) Allergy on the skin – due to excessive sweating in the heat, the follicles in the body are closed and bacterial infection occurs, resulting in allergies and itching.

(5) Mosquito- borne diseases such as malaria and dengue – prevalence of these mosquitoes increases in summer.

(6) Heatstroke – In excess of heat, the body cannot balance the temperature as a result of which the body becomes overheated and the breath becomes thick.


How to take care of children

How to take care of children

There is no end to the worries of parents about their children. They are worried about how their children will be well and grow well. Let’s know how to take care of baby this summer.

Bathe the baby regularly:
Children are very allergic in this summer. So when taking a bath, carefully clean the folds of the child’s neck, armpits, folds of the legs, folds of the knees and other folds of the body. You can mix few drops of neem oil or dettol in water if you want. This will destroy the bacteria in the baby’s body. Besides, the child’s hands should always be kept clean. The child should be trained to wash hands frequently. Also wipe the baby’s skin with a wet cotton cloth several times a day.

Dress the baby in breathable cotton clothes. If it is too hot, wear only cotton pants. It is better not to take the child outside. Keep your baby indoors in cool weather unless needed, especially between 10am and 5pm. If the child must be taken outside, wear a large cap or use an umbrella. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen.

Food and water:
Feed according to the child’s age. Breastfeed up to 2 years and exclusively breastfeed the baby up to 6 months. The baby does not need to be fed water without breast milk at this time. After 6 months, feed nutritious and healthy food along with breast milk. In summer, breastfeed the baby intermittently so that the baby does not suffer from dehydration. Also give saline water, canned water, lachi, sherbet, fruit juice to your little goldfish. One thing to keep in mind is that the container from which your baby eats must be clean and sterile. Avoid stale and rotten food. Avoid eating outside. Avoid excessively hot and cold foods. Drink plenty of clean and boiled water.

Home and Surroundings:
There should be ventilation in the house. Keep windows open. Trim the bushes around the house and remove the stagnant water. Keep the house safe from cockroaches, ants, rats, flies and mosquitoes. Use necessary disinfectants for this. Also, keep the house clean and sterile.

Cosmetic Uses:
Do not massage the baby with oil at all in the heat. Do not apply petroleum jelly. Use mild soap. You can apply light talcum powder after bathing. But don’t put too much. This will mix the powder with the sweat and make your baby uncomfortable.

Cut hair and nails:
Keep your baby’s hair short in summer or shave his head if possible. This will make him feel comfortable. Cut nails regularly.

Air conditioner:
If the baby is kept in an air-conditioned room, wear some clothes and make sure that the baby’s hair is dry. Keep the temperature suitable for the child’s body. Do not leave the air-conditioned room immediately in hot weather. Turn off the air conditioner and bring the baby out only after getting used to a slightly warmer environment. Do not place the baby directly in the air of the fan. Also consult a pediatrician if there is any problem.

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