A large number of myths circulate around pregnancy and an equally large number of them are believed by pregnant mothers. Some of these myths are true, some are hilariously false. Be it authentic or not, it is always good to know about these myths and get entertained along the way.
Myth #1: Gaining a belly during pregnancy
Every woman who receives a positive result of her pregnancy test expects a large belly as shown in numerous pregnancy advertisements worldwide. However, it is not the belly that a woman gains once she becomes pregnant. Gaining weight comes as an additional “gift” for pregnant women. Babies grow healthier if weight is gained by every body part. Part of the weight also ensures that the baby is well fed once it is born. So those extra kilos are not necessarily a bad thing!
Myth #2: Not looking pregnant from the back
Pregnant women are often complimented with the fact that they do not look pregnant from the back. Apologies for bursting a myth bubble, but there are ample signs which indicate a woman is pregnant, even when seen from the back. Saying this to a woman during her early stages of pregnancy is still believable. But as the baby inside keeps growing, everything from the waistline to the posture changes, making it impossible not to get detected! Even the walking style will give away the fact that the woman is pregnant. So there is really no way to conceal one’s pregnancy, even when seen from the back.
Myth #3: Prevention of stretch marks by using lotions
The human skin is wonderfully stretchable and stretching the skin does not result in stretch marks. Stretch marks come for free with pregnancy and they are generally known to be unavoidable. The marks are not restricted to the top layer of the skin and go deeper. Hence using lotions will not be very fruitful, apart from the fact that they conquer the itching experience and provide the mother some relief. The marks will fade with time, though they won’t get healed. Mothers can consider them to be one of the numerous pregnancy related memories!
Myth #4: Losing weight in a few week
Pregnant or not, weight loss is a universal issue. Pregnancy is known to bloat up women and during the course of nine months, women gain around twenty five to thirty pounds. Sadly, losing it in a few weeks is another myth that pregnant women should know about. It takes a similar amount of time to lose the weight gained. Thus thinking that a mother will lose weight miraculously once the baby has been delivered is a common pregnancy myth. However the majority of the weight is lost in the first few weeks post delivery. New mothers do not have to worry about their weight constantly and can concentrate on the little one instead.
Every stage and everything related to pregnancy must be enjoyed, as pregnancy is special for every woman. Knowing about the myths and trying to know how authentic they are can also be considered as a part of enjoying the upcoming motherhood.