Liv Hospital Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. Tamer Sözen told what not to do during pregnancy.
Stockings or tights that will not enclose the abdomen and will not put pressure on the uterus should be preferred. Because as a result of pressure, many pregnant women may have difficulty breathing while doing work, walking, or even talking.
It is necessary to avoid places with excessive heat such as Turkish bath, sauna, spa. Because high temperature values can cause teratogenic effects that can cause disability, especially in the first 3 months of the baby's organ development.
Excessive coffee or tea should not be consumed. Especially the caffeine in coffee can be quite harmful for pregnant women. You can drink one Turkish coffee or filter coffee a day. Decaffeinated coffee can be consumed more easily. Tea (including fruit teas) can be drunk as much as desired, provided that it is not exaggerated.
The concept of "you should eat for two" is extremely wrong. This situation harms the health of the mother and baby and makes it difficult to control weight. The ideal weight gain during pregnancy is 12 kg.
Expectant mothers should not use alcohol and cigarettes. Smoking can cause growth retardation or miscarriage and premature birth. If taken in an alcohol-dependent manner, it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.
Exercise should not be done without consulting a professional. Instead, walking or swimming helps the pregnant person sleep better and build stamina and resilience.
Processed food (Sausage, salami, instant soup, chips, candies…) and uncooked delicatessen products should also not be consumed.
Neglecting to drink water is one of the biggest mistakes. The amniotic fluid in which the baby is located is a structure that constantly renews itself. Although drinking water does not increase amniotic fluid, the added value benefits should be considered. If possible, it is necessary to consume 2.5 liters of water per day.
During pregnancy, the mother should avoid excess sugar and sweets. Excess sugar, depending on gestational diabetes, can cause miscarriage, infant deaths, and cause an increase in the birth weight of the baby, forcing the mother during delivery.
Sweating and vaginal discharge increase due to pregnancy. Therefore, taking a bath every day both relaxes the expectant mother and provides hygiene.