9 Pregnancy Myths
You’re Eating For Two
Yes, now that you are pregnant, you have another life to nourish; but this life is not an adult. The baby growing inside of you is so tiny that it doesn’t need an entire second helping of mashed potatoes or bonus slice of pie. You only need 300 extra calories a day during your pregnancy to sufficiently feed your unborn child; and you should only gain around 25 to 35 pounds over the course of the nine months.
Don’t Get A Flu Shot
Myth says that the flu vaccine could harm an unborn baby or give you the flu, which isn’t good for your pregnancy. Actually, the flu vaccine doesn’t contain live flu virus and won’t give you the flu, and there is no evidence that it will harm the fetus. You should consider the flu vaccine, especially if you tend to get sick every year, because pregnancy weakens your immune system as it is; and getting sick while pregnant means a longer recovery.