Pregnancy is a special period in the life of women. He makes us learn to think not only about ourselves, but also about the future child. It requires many changes in our lives. I did not become an exception. During pregnancy, I had to give up some habits that could harm the baby.
Before pregnancy, I bathed in the bath every evening. However, her ability to increase blood pressure now could have very bad consequences: the threat of miscarriage or premature birth. This development did not suit me, and therefore I had to forget about the hot baths for almost a year.
2. Harmful food and drinks
From my diet, I excluded all questionable foods and drinks: containing dyes, components E, as well as preservatives and other words, the meaning of which was not completely clear to me. This led to long-term trips to the store, since I read the composition of everything I bought, but then it became a habit. But me and the baby during this period ate only healthy foods.
3. Medicinal preparations
The ban concerned virtually all drugs. I have never taken a drug without reading the abstract, and not finding an argument for myself in the impossibility of doing without it.
I note that in 70% of cases, as a contraindication of a medicine prescribed by a doctor, pregnancy was indicated. Moreover, the doctor could not explain it. Perhaps that is why almost all the prescribed drugs from the doctors had my refusals in writing.
If someone tells me that the doctor always knows better what pregnant women need, and sometimes taking medication becomes a necessity, I will not agree. Not always. The doctor can advise, but the future mother should decide what to drink and what not.
4. High heels
It was very difficult for me to part with my heels. Honestly, I have not remembered myself without them since high school. Even office work on the sixth floor, where it was necessary to climb on foot, could not force this attribute out of my life.
The long-awaited baby did it quickly and without hesitation. First, high-heeled shoes created an additional load on my legs and spine. Secondly, the main part of my pregnancy came in the winter, which means – ice. The risk of falling and harming the crumbs was necessary to eliminate.
5. Insect repellents
Sprays and insect cream are applied to the skin, which means that it is likely that they can then get into the blood of the mother and baby. I cannot assert that this is true, because I do not know for sure. But I decided to protect my baby from the possibility of such an outcome.
To protect myself from unpleasant meetings, I had to carefully choose the time for walks. That is, to go out in the afternoon, when there are practically no insects.
6. Household chemicals
The attitude to household chemicals was similar. What consequences can be caused by various cleaning products and detergents, I also did not know. But for the sake of safety during the pregnancy, the husband took over all the work related to chemistry.
7. Hard work
Well, of course, I gave up all sorts of hard work. Everyone knows that often lifting weights, sudden and violent movements can have tragic consequences during pregnancy. Therefore, the husband became involved in rearranging the house, and colleagues dragging the forms and boxes at work.
And from what you refused during pregnancy?