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Pregnancy is one of the beautiful phases of a woman’s life that every married woman awaits and enjoy. God has only given women the opportunity to feel the baby growing inside her and make a bond with the baby much before anyone else can. The 9 months of pregnancy bring extreme happiness and joy for the would-be mother, but at the same time it is also the hardest time. The feeling of the baby growing inside the womb is exceptional and very special. However, most women who experience these 9 months for the first time are unaware of the proper dos and Don’ts during pregnancy. This leads to the common mistakes during pregnancy most pregnant woman makes, even if it is their second or third pregnancy.

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Here are 10 common mistakes during pregnancy most pregnant woman makes

Eat for two

Yes, now you are two, but that doesn’t mean you need to eat for two. Hold on, eat healthy, but only for one and that is you. Eat a healthy diet and maintain your calorie intake as prescribed by your gynecologist.


Rest more than needed

Yes, in Pregnancy you tend to get more tired, but that doesn’t mean you should stick to your bed and rest all time. Resting more than needed can be bad for the growth of fetuses. You must rest, but in a limit.

Avoiding Seatbelt

Most pregnant women are afraid of using a seat belt during pregnancy, but let me tell you not using a seat belt is much more dangerous than you can even think of. If you feel uncomfortable with a seat belt, try to use it in some other way, but you must wear a seat belt. According to a research, Car accidents kill more fetuses in a year than babies.


The first trimester is very crucial and you must not bend much, run and there are so many Don’ts. Lack of exercise and daily work can create problems for your photos proper growth. Yes, you must be careful, but simple exercises, yoga and daily chores aren’t harmful. In fact, they will help you be active and also helps in proper growth of the fetus.

Skipping meals

During pregnancy, food habits change. But you must not skip meals at any cost. Have your meals at the proper time and make sure you don’t eat just before going to bed. Have small meals, but frequently, Do not skip your main meals.

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Improper Sleep

Sleep is very important during pregnancy, you must have proper and sound sleep to give your body and vital organs some rest. Make sure you have a proper and comfortable sleep.

Stress of Weight

Most pregnant women get stressed by their increasing weight. Increased weight indicates the proper growth of the baby developing inside the womb. Once the baby is out of the womb you can easily reduce your weight. Stress is not good during pregnancy, so forget weight and stay happy.

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No Focus on your emotional well being

Mood swings are common during pregnancy, so you must focus on your emotional well being. Do meditation to keep yourself calm and composed. Mood swings brings unnecessary stress and complicates your relationship resulting in depression. It is a common mistake that women forget about mood swings or take them lightly.

Getting Extra Information

Women are always curious to know everything, and pregnant women are really curious to know all about pregnancy. Do not try to get more information than needed. Always consult your gynecologist before taking any decision. More information either results in self diagnosis or unnecessary stress, both of them are not good during pregnancy.

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Choosing a C-Section

Normal delivery means labor pains which are very scary for every woman. But choosing a C-section thinking it is an easier method is the most common mistake every pregnant woman makes. C-section looks easier way to get rid of labor pains, but in reality it is more painful in the long run. A Caesarean Delivery means a longer period of recovery, difficulty in feeding the baby and pain in the lower back (due to the injection given in the lower back).

Pregnancy is a beautiful time, make it more beautiful and try not to repeat these common mistakes during your pregnancy.

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