It seems like each book I read or Dr I encounter has various opinions regarding what to avoid during pregnancy. Add to that opinions of pregnant friends and it seems like everyone is full of different advice. So I decided to write out a list of pregnancy Dont's and see what y'all have been told or what your thoughts are on the topic!
1. Drinking- obviously a big don't is drinking, although I have friends who say their dr's say it's ok to have a glass of wine here or there. One friend had one ever night during her pregnancy, as approved by her Dr. Another was told a weekly glass of wine once she hit 30 weeks was fine, he actually recommended it. So what do y'all think. I have stayed away from all alcoholic beverages though on my bday I had a baby sip of wine. It just makes me nervous to even consider a glass of wine!
Tanning- In some of my pregnancy books tanning is a don't. One says spray tanning is ok which I have done but as far as regular tanning in a bed I think it's a don't. Again I do have friends that tanned throughout their pregnancies. I do miss being tan but if tanning is bad for us, surely Its bad for the baby
Hair dying- I have gotten my hair dyed. What are yalls thoughts on this. I read to avoid perms but other than that coloring your hair is safe.
Fish- every book or website differs on the amount of fish, or what fish is safe to consume. I will have an occasional fish sandwich from mcdonalds or make fish sticks at home but when going out to eat I avoid salmon and most fish products
Pedicures- I love getting pedicures and plan on getting one before the hubs comes home. However I've read that the massage on your feet can stimulate labor? Is that fact or fiction?
Caffeine- I have stayed away from all caffeine until I hit 12 weeks. However I find that caffeine helps my migraines which I get quite frequently and have started having one soda when a migraine hits. My dr did say caffeine was ok as long as it's limited!
Makeup products- some people say you have to be careful of what products you use as they can enter the bloodstream. I think that's a little extreme but then again I don't know. I do know however that pregnancy has brought about a pasty face with red blotches and no makeup seems to cover this. I though of switching to bare minerals but don't want to spend a fortune on makeup. Any drugstore brands that y'all like?
That's all for now. I can't wait to hear what y'all think about these topics
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