I think its great everyone thinks differently as its good to get views from everyone!
Im sure the things to do list differs according to what your body's used to, like some people have a higher immunity to different coughs and cold sorta thing? Or with coffee, some people drink less before cutting it out so there bodys cope better with withdrawls!
Personally i don't know anyone's circumstances so i dont judge, i have had a miscarriage before but i dont think that would make me stick to this list any more than if i hadn't. With my last pregnancy i quit smoking cold turkey and lost the lil one so this time im cutting down then stopping, i know one may not have had anything to do with the other, but this is how im dealing with it
Whatever your views on the list and guidelines i do wish everyone health, wealth and happiness in your pregnancy's!
At the end of the day its our bodies and our baby. Everyone is different.
I'm not going to eat these things or drink because my baby to me, is a gift and I'm worried enough about something going wrong that I don't want to add to it. And I know if something went wrong I'd be like 'is it cos i drank or ate the wrong thing?'
BUT i don't judge anyone who does these things, its up to them!!! I seriously don't judge people on what they eat etc.
I am not saying everyone should eat as they please, but judging someone for eating things that are recommended to avoid in large amounts and saying they dont understand because they had NOT had a loss, or NOT having fertility issues. or saying they dont understand because they have healthy pregnancies is just as insensitive as if they were calling you stupid FOR being cautious. all im saying, is this shit is between each woman and her doctor/midwife. once again, i think some women are overly zealous about their own beliefs and dont take time to consider the fact that not everyones views are the same. doesnt mean they are wrong though.
No one called anyone stupid and I love seeing everyone's viewpoints. Like I say repeatedly, healthy debate is just that, healthy. It provides additional viewpoints and more information.
But I can't agree with what you said, sorry. I had no idea what women went through before I had a loss. People (yes, both men and women, my husband was as affected as me) cannot fathom what it's like to have a loss unless it has happen to them. Just like I could not fathom what it's like to have a stillborn baby. You may be worried or scared or cautious with your pregnancy but you have NO idea what it's like. Try going to the miscarriage or SIDS forum and saying someone who has had a loss is insensitive. Please don't think you know - that hurts.
When becoming mothers we need to be confident and happy, when a woman is making decisions that she is happy with then that confidence will transmit to her child. Making others feel low or less than worthy mothers will lower their self confidence and can lead to feelings of inadequacy, inability to cope and lack of trust in their own instincts. That in itself can be very harmful for their babies.
As a scientist, I treat everything on the list as general guidelines. New studies will come out every day about XXX causing cancer, for example, while another study will show it prevents cancer. I think there is a lot we still don't know and it can't hurt to be cautious. Personally, I experienced a loss and years of infertility. I am ultra-strict about what I put in my body right now. In the grand scheme of things, I will survive 9 months without my caffeine if there is ANY type of risk to my baby. If there is reason to believe it is bad, I cut it out. I think we just all have to use common sense and go with our instincts. I've heard so many stories about people drinking alcohol, dying their hair, etc without any complications. I'm just not willing to take the risk with my baby and be the ONE person that it happens to... I'm also not judging friends and family that do "indulge" in the list. They are probably right, but I am way too cautious to take any chances. I think you just have to do what feels right for you. Limit your stress and love your little baby.
hot dogs really? do smokies fall into this category? i never eat these foods, but since being pregnant - watch out! had a smokie yesterday! YUM YUM YUM! i think as long as it is heated through to kill bacteria?
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