Finding out that you are going to have a baby is a very exciting time. Especially if you are expecting for the first time, it is very likely that this excitement will lead you to make mistakes. With this article, we aim to raise awareness by addressing the main mistakes that women who hear that they will become mothers make during pregnancy.

Nutrition Mistakes During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, the fact that you are carrying a life inside you can make you feel free to eat, even to the extent of eating all your favorite foods in unlimited quantities. This is one of the most important mistakes made during pregnancy. Because doctors recommend that pregnant women eat no more than 2900 calories per day. In other words, you are not free to eat anything you want during pregnancy and you should pay a lot of attention to your diet. Because gaining too much weight or too little weight is a factor that will negatively affect the development of your baby.

Coffee consumption during pregnancy

We all agree that coffee breaks are routines that make daily life more enjoyable. However, excessive coffee consumption is not recommended during pregnancy. This is because coffee has the ability to increase the number of heartbeats thanks to its content. During pregnancy, the mother's heart rate already increases with the characteristics of the new period. The increased heartbeat creates a stimulating effect on the mother and the baby at the same time. With this stimulating effect, the baby's sleep pattern is disrupted while still in the womb.

Pregnancy Cravings and Gender

There are several beliefs that say that the sex of the baby in the womb can be predicted by the signals given by the body of the expectant mother during pregnancy. One of the factors that shape these beliefs is the foods that the mother craves. According to superstitions, the baby that a person with sweet cravings carries in her belly is a girl, while the baby of a person with salty and sour cravings is a boy. Another mistake that expectant mothers make during pregnancy is thinking that they can change the gender of their babies by trying to direct the foods they crave. But as we mentioned, these situations are completely superstitious and have no scientific basis. In short, the mother should leave herself free about the foods she craves and avoid making mistakes.

Alcohol Smoking during Pregnancy

Although most expectant mothers who hear that they are pregnant start to live without alcohol and nicotine, it is not possible to say that the number of people who cannot give up these habits is very small. However, if you are an expectant mother who uses alcohol and cigarettes during pregnancy, we would like you to know that experts warn that the nicotine and carcinogenic substances in cigarettes you smoke or the fetal alcohol syndrome caused by alcohol can be quite risky for your baby. In fact, the harmful substances in cigarettes and alcohol maximize the chances of "miscarriage". We therefore recommend that you part ways with alcohol and cigarettes as soon as you know you are pregnant.

Eating Big Fish During Pregnancy

Fish is one of the most important sources of protein in terms of nutrition. It is recommended by experts to eat fish during pregnancy, but the expectant mother should pay attention to the size of the fish when consuming fish. Because the mercury in large fish can gradually cause heavy metal poisoning in the expectant mother. This is a very dangerous and risky situation for pregnancy.

Other Pregnancy Mistakes

Doing Sports During Pregnancy

Experts agree that exercising in the right style and amount during pregnancy is very beneficial for both the expectant mother and the development of the baby. However, when you are pregnant, you may tend to do more sports than necessary, both with the awareness of experts' statements in this regard and with the desire to stay fit. We should warn you that this tendency is wrong. Because doing the wrong sports damages the skeletal system, while the abdomen that grows less than normal causes the baby's development not to progress in the desired direction. For this reason, you should determine the amount and type of sports you will do with professionals.

Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy

It is no exaggeration to say that cell phones are an integral part of almost all of us today. However, we recommend that you stay as far away from your cell phone and other technological devices as you can during pregnancy. Because the batteries of cell phones can explode at any time and the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones is very harmful for the baby's development.

Bathing with hot water during pregnancy

In your normal life, you may like to bathe in water with a very high temperature. When you get out of the bath, you may even observe that your skin is reddened thanks to the temperature of the water you are bathing in. But you should put an end to the pleasure of bathing with hot water during pregnancy! Because it has been explained by experts that hot water causes low blood pressure in the expectant mother and low blood pressure brings the risk of fainting. For this reason, hot environments such as saunas and Turkish baths are banned for pregnant women. If you are expecting a baby, you should make sure that the water you bathe in is lower than 37.5°C.

Sexual intercourse during pregnancy

Whether or not to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy is one of the biggest question marks in the past, but the explanations made by experts are reducing the curiosity about this issue day by day. You may also think that sexual intercourse during pregnancy is forbidden because it will harm your child. This is another common mistake during pregnancy. Because sexual intercourse is also possible during pregnancy. In fact, sexual intercourse can be functional enough to relax the expectant mother and make pregnancy easier. If you are pregnant, you can have sexual intercourse by listening to your hormones and whether your desire increases or not, and then consulting your doctor. If you want to know more about having sexual intercourse during pregnancy,"Sexual Life during Pregnancy" We also recommend you to read our article.

Hair Coloring During Pregnancy

Another mistake made during pregnancy is that it is thought to be wrong to dye hair during this period. Expectant mothers do not dye their hair because they believe this information and spend a pregnancy period that they do not like themselves. However, experts have stated that hair can be dyed with organic dyes starting from the 3rd month of pregnancy. If the appearance of your hair makes you unhappy and the first trimester of your pregnancy is over, you can turn to organic dyes. As you can see, pregnancy is full of misconceptions. In order to discover what is right and what is wrong, you should be in constant contact with your doctor during this period and ask him/her all the questions you have.