Beside really bad hot pink mumu-like maternity dresses there are some real dangers you should avoid while pregnant. 1. Sushi:...
Beside really bad hot pink mumu-like maternity dresses there are some real dangers you should avoid while pregnant. pregnant_woman1. Sushi: Actually you should avoid any raw meat; but since most of us don't love raw hamburger, we'll start with sushi. Raw meats and fish can contain harmful bacteria that can harm you and your baby during pregnancy. If you had one sushi meal before you found out you were pregnant, don't panic, but now that you know stay on the absolute safe side and avoid all raw meats and raw-milk cheeses. Some health care providers even say to avoid deli sliced meats - discuss this with your midwife or doctor. Here's fish you can eat. 2. Alcohol: No amount has ever been found safe during pregnancy. 3. Smoking: Both your own smoking and second hand smoke is dangerious to you and your baby. 4. Herbal supplements and extra vitamins: During your pregnancy you should only take vitamins prescribed by your health care provider. Not all supplements are safe for pregnancy. In most cases the only vitamin you need while you're pregnant is a multi or prenatal vitamin with folic acid (usually at least 600 micrograms). Discuss any others supplements with your health care provider. 5. Sky diving: Ok, I know you won't go sky diving while pregnant (I hope), but also stay clear of bumpy sports that offset balance like horseback riding, skiing, biking, and in some cases running. If you ran before you became pregnant, clear it with your health care provider before continuing. Exercise is a key ingredient for a healthy pregnancy, but not exercise that might cause you to fall and get hurt. 6. Lead and other toxic chemicals: Lead exposure and now other chemicals (like the ones found in cleaners) are not perfectly safe for pregnancy. Lead exposure causes known birth defects and cleaning chemicals put your child at a higer risk for asthma and possibly other problems. 7. Violence: Don't stand for it - both for your own sake and your baby's.

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