7 pregnancy myths that turned out to be trueBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/7-pregnancy-myths-that-turned-out-to-be-true
From the very first weeks of pregnancy, the expectant mother begins to intimidate with grandmother's beliefs. You cannot pet cats, you cannot eat red fruits, you cannot sit cross-legged. Most myths will remain myths, but nevertheless, some of these superstitions make sense.
We have prepared for you some of the most popular superstitions related to pregnancy that have scientific evidence.
1. Do not pet cats unless you want your child to have enemies.
There is still one enemy. This is toxoplasmosis that cats carry. And so it is really better to refrain from contact with felines, but only with street ones. If a cat has been living in your house for a long time, then you can safely stroke it. The only thing is that cleaning the litter box needs to be done by someone else.
2. Do not sit on the doorstep so that evil spirits do not take the child.
Indeed, it is better not to sit on the threshold. And on no other similar surface. And the point here is not in the perfume but in the weak immune system of the expectant mother.
3. If you eat red fruits and berries, your baby will have pink cheeks.
Any red fruits and berries are allergens. But their intake during pregnancy has different opinions. Russian traditional medicine is against their consumption, while Western medicine is against it. It is also believed that if the mother ate certain foods during pregnancy, then the child will not be allergic to them. Indeed, it is difficult to give up fruit when almost all other dishes have toxicosis
4. If you watch scary movies, the child will become ugly.
The faint of heart and pregnant women should not look. You have probably seen such a warning, and it has its own reasons. Hormonal changes in the expectant mother make her sensitive to everything and excess stress can disrupt blood flow. Therefore, leave the horror films for another time.
5. Do not sit cross-legged so that the child does not have crooked legs.
Especially relevant advice for those expecting girls. In fact, crossed legs disrupt blood flow and can cause varicose veins.
6. If you sleep on your back, the baby may suffocate.
Sleeping on your back, especially in late pregnancy, can compress the inferior vena cava. If the expectant mother regularly sleeps in this position, then she may experience weakness, lack of oxygen, and dizziness, and the child may develop hypoxia.
7. If you hang laundry, the baby may become entangled in the umbilical cord.
It's not that hanging your laundry can hurt you, but raising both hands. If you pick them up for a short period of time, nothing bad will happen. However, if you do this for a long time, then the tone of the uterus may increase. This can be dangerous for pregnancy.