Don’ts During Pregnancy

A pregnant woman can do many tasks that her body allows. But it is useful to avoid hard work, like carrying heavy loads. In short, she can maintain her pre-pregnancy routines, with slight exceptions. Her capacity of movement may lessen due to weight gains in the final months. She should not push herself too hard. It is uncomfortable for a pregnant woman to be sitting or standing all the time, as this can affect blood flow to the legs. Pregnant women who sit all the time working should get up and walk some once in a while. If she has to stand up all the time, it would be helpful to rest one foot on a 10 cm high point of support and switch to the other leg after a while. Pregnancy is a sensitive time for both the mother and the child from the beginning to the end. The most important thing for a healthy baby is to ensure that the mother goes through this period peacefully. Anatomical and hormonal changes occur in the body during pregnancy. Some of the do’s and don’ts during pregnancy are:

  • Avoid very sugary and carbohydrate-laden foods, cut down on salt as much as possible.
  • Eat slowly, do not drink alcohol or sparkling water, do not smoke, avoid caffeine, eat lightly in the evening, avoid gas-producing foods.
  • Do not wear tight shoes, garter belts, or socks.
  • Do not quickly stand up from where you were sitting, do not take hot baths, do not use electric blankets.
  • Do not consume aloe vera, dong quai, ephedra, sage, saw palmetto, turmeric herbs in tea and powder form.
  • Do not use sweeteners containing aspartame and saccharin, lithium, fungicides, antidepressants, ciprofloxacin (cypro-antibiotic), accutane (acne medicine), soriatane, tegison (psoriasis medicines), and inform your doctor about all the medicines you take, and do not even take vitamins without consulting them in the first place.
  • You can eat fish three times a week, from trustable sources (it may contain mercury).
  • You are going through a period when you are sensitive to bacteria, so please pay attention to the hygiene rules. In particular, listeriosis and toxoplasmosis are transmitted by the listeria monocytogenes bacterium, from water and soil, and through food. One may get them when the immune system is weakened. It presents with abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever. It is treated with prescription antibiotics. It enters the human body through vegetables, meat and unpasteurized milk and dies at a certain temperature. It can be caused by raw and undercooked salami, sausages and smoked meat. After washing the vegetables, pour vinegar into a bowl of water and keep the vegetables there for a while.
  • Do not use cutting boards and plastics, use glass materials.
  • Do not eat anything germinated.