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What They Didn't Tell You About Pregnancy

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You have just received the best news of your life - you are pregnant! As much as you can’t wait to tell everyone the great news, you’re worried about the horror stories. Later on, you’ll discover there are things you wish your friends and family shared with you, like the importance of a picture or avoiding coffee.

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What’s in a Name

You chose your future children’s names long ago, but you’re not sure now. After all, your child has to live with that name. Worse yet, every member of your family, your friends and strangers have suggestions. What no one told you is how stressful choosing your baby’s name is. Sit back and relax. Your baby’s name will come to you and you don’t need the added stress.

The Pregnancy Diet

If you hear one more story about weird pregnancy cravings, you’re going to scream. What you want to know is what foods you should avoid while pregnant. Your immune system isn’t as strong during pregnancy and, as such, it isn’t advised you eat anything undercooked, raw or unpasteurized. On that list, according to Pregnancy Tips I Wish Some Told Me, are certain cheeses and meats.

Photogenic You

No one ever told you how important pictures of your pregnancy will become - especially to your child. Today, thanks to modern technology, you can memorialize the greatest moment of your life with a 3D or 4D ultrasound provided. More importantly, it serves as a way of bonding your child when he or she looks at pictures or video of him or herself before birth.


The Pain of Discharge

Every unexpected change in your body fuels your concerns for your unborn child’s health. If someone had told you the difference between normal and abnormal discharge, though, you’d have less to worry about. In fact, according to 15 Things We Wish Someone had Told Us About Being Pregnant, is normal thanks to hormonal shifts. However, bloody or green tinted discharge may hint at an infection and is reason to contact your doctor.

Coffee, Tea and Iron

You follow your doctor’s advice to the letter, including taking your vitamins. The problem is no one mentioned the problem with coffee, tea and iron absorption. The truth is tea and coffee affect the body’s ability to absorb iron. Always speak to your doctor first, but keep in mind that iron supplements are important to preventing anemia according to Iron Supplements During Pregnancy.

Pregnancy horror stories are all too common, but you may find some wisdom in those exaggerated tales. If something has the ring of truth to it, don’t hesitate to speak to your doctor. In doing so, you may discover your excessive discharge is normal and your love for sushi isn’t good for you or the baby. After all, it’s better to receive useless information than miss important facts.

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