One of the times when a woman’s body is at its weakest is when she is pregnant. Therefore, pregnant women are always nurtured and cared for, sometimes they are TOO nurtured and cared for in a way that suffocates them. At that time they ask questions like: should I really not drink this? Is it really dangerous if I get a little of that? In this article, you will find answers to some of the most common of these questions.
1- Is it true that I can’t drink coffee at all? Doctors usually tell pregnant women to avoid any sources of caffeine during pregnancy, so things like tea and coffee are not allowed. However, there is no definitive research that links moderate caffeine consumption (four cups or less a day) to miscarriage or birth defects.
2- How about bathing in hot tubs? You shouldn’t use hot tubs and saunas during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. Too much heat may make your baby prone to neural tube birth defects. Warm water, however, is recommended for pregnant women.
3- And drinking alcohol? It is NOT allowed to have any quantity of alcohol during any time of pregnancy. Alcohol is fatal to your baby no matter how little you have and how less often you do.
4- I have a headache, what should I do? Tylenol is usually prescribed for headaches during pregnancy. You can take up to 4000 mg a day divided into 500 mg each four hours at least. However, you should consult your doctor first before using it.
5- Are there foods I should avoid? Your food should be balanced and rich in all the nutrients you need. Moreover, it should be cleaned and cooked well before eating. So, things like unpasteurized milk and cheeses, sushi and raw fish, or rare or medium rare meat should be avoided.