Pregnancy myths people still believe

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Pregnant women shouldn’t take long hot baths: -Between 2000-2007, some 6,000 women participated in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. 

Cats can be harmful for pregnant women: -Okay, cats that consume raw meat may pose a threat to you and your baby’s health. 

A full moon induces labor: -The moon does have an impact on a lot of things on our planet, but pregnancy is not one of them.

Pregnant women glow: -We’ve all heard about that pregnancy glow.

Caffeine is bad for the baby: -Many women consume caffeine, either through tea, coffee, or other beverages. 

Dying your hair is dangerous: -Many women believe that dying or bleaching their hair can be harmful for the fetus. 

Heartburn during pregnancy means that the baby will have a lot of hair: -This is yet another old wives' tale about pregnancy, right? Well, not so fast.

Pregnant women should eat for two: -Women will gain weight during pregnancy, but obesity can be prejudicial for the fetus.

Spicy food induces labor: -When was the last time you saw an obstetrician-gynecologist giving chilies to a woman to help induce labor? Exactly.

Sex hurts the baby: -Barring any medical exceptions, it’s perfectly safe to have sex while pregnant.

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