6 Things To Steer Clear Of During Pregnancy

6 Things To Steer Clear Of During Pregnancy

“Congratulations! You’re pregnant!” And you’ll receive a plethora of advice on what you need to do and what you must eat following this greeting from your family and friends. Pregnancy is a busy time. With all the friends and guests calling or visiting with their best wishes and all the future planning and all the exercises, it is normal to overlook certain things which you don’t find worth being on the top of your list. That said, there are certain things which might appear to be trivial superficially, but can potentially harm you and your babies health.  Hence, to ensure that you never face any sudden complications during your pregnancy, here are a few things you most definitely need to avoid: Over-the-counter Drugs: OTC drugs like painkillers may have helped you after having a tough day, but these drugs can have some severe side-effects on the baby.  The developing fetus can adversely react to the chemicals these drugs contain and cause serious congenital disabilities. You must strictly consult your doctor about what medicines you can take if you: Fall sick with fever or cold Have severe headaches  Have had been taking a course of drugs from before you fell pregnant Let any doctor that you visit know that you’re pregnant beforehand and discuss what natural medicines, vitamins and supplements you can consume. Food-borne Illness: You must remember at all times that everything you eat is going to affect your unborn baby’s health as well. Even though you are supposed to eating a lot of healthy and fatty foods to balance the nutrients used by the fetus to grow, certain...