When I was pregnant, I was very happy. I wanted all the best for that little being growing in me. When I visited my gynecologist, I asked her if there was any advice to me – what I should look out for, what I should not do, etc. Her answer was, “Do not jump out of the building, you’re not sick, you’re pregnant!” Although pregnancy is not really a disease, it would probably make you, as well as me, easier to know what your limitations are. If you did not even have to search for precious tips, I recommend that you keep reading.
In pregnancy, you should pay particular attention to the following things:
Do not smoke and do not consume drugs.
Do not consume alcohol (including beer and wine).
Do not use medication – just to the physician’s recommendation. Calming agents (sedatives) may cause malformations in a child; Analgesics and Aspirin may prolong pregnancy and birth, and lead to bleeding both in the mother and in the baby; gastric acid drugs, such as bicarbonate, can cause problems in the muscles of the baby; certain antibiotics can cause abnormalities in a child.
Avoid smells of paint, diluents, varnishes, glue, sprays, gasoline. There are water based paints that are fine to be afraid during pregnancy.
Avoid heavy metals: lead, nickel, cadmium and manganese.
Avoid pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.
Do not use electrical covers and magnets. Several experts warn that an invisible magnetic field can increase chances of abortion and child development problems.
If you may not have the desired advice, you will surely receive a haven of unwanted advice ;-).
One of the most common goodwill tips is: “Now you need to eat for two”, which of course is not necessary (you have enough extra 300 calories a day in the second and third quarters), but now you must double the effort to avoid potentially harmful food for you your unborn baby.
The two most common food poisonings were caused by bacteria of salmonella and litters.
Salmonella can develop into raw poultry, eggs, milk and fish. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning occur 24 hours after poisoning, resulting in fever, headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
One type of bacteria, listeria, can be found in soft cheeses, inadequately cooked poultry and hot potatoes. Lymphatic poisoning symptoms are similar to flu and result in fever, tiredness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Severe cases of poisoning can cause interruption of pregnancy, meningitis or sepsis in the newborn.
To prevent food-borne infections, it is best to wash your hands frequently when preparing food, keep food and food warming, and stick to the following:
Do not eat crispy and inadequately boiled eggs – it includes creams and ice cream that contain raw eggs and made them home (they use pasteurized eggs so they can be consumed).
Do not consume any unpasteurized milk and produce unpasteurized milk (danger of listeria).
Avoid soft cheeses of unpasteurized milk – brie, camembert, roquefort, feta and gorgonzola.
Avoid cold salads (e.g. tuna and eggs) – risk of lozenge.
Avoid raw or insufficiently roasted meat – there is a possibility of infection with Escherichia coli or toxoplasmosis.
Limit the eating of a sea dog, swordfish and tuna since they contain dangerous high amounts of methylated mercury, which is a by-product of industrial waste. In large quantities, mercury can damage the nervous system – especially in children and unborn babies. Small amounts of mercury can also affect the nervous system, resulting in developing difficulties. Since you live in the body, it is wise to avoid these types of fish and if you are planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Do not consume the watermelon cartilage during pregnancy because it prevents the formation of new blood vessels.
Avoid any raw food from sweet or salty water.
Limit the intake of artificial sweeteners (chewing gum, soft drinks, puddings, sweets, etc.). Although there are no special recommendations for or against their use, limited use of artificial sweeteners is recommended during pregnancy.
Avoid herbal teas – as you do not know enough about their effect on pregnancy (especially avoid the herb liver – it can cause severe liver disease).
Limit the intake of caffeine (coffee, black tea, cola and chocolate) – caffeine behaves like a teratogen – a substance that causes malformations in embryo development.
Carefully with excess vitamins A, C, and D (food vitamins are safer than vitamins in tablets).
Do not consume steroids and avoid genetically modified foods.