There are many different myths surrounding pregnancy – here are a few truths.
When you are pregnant with your first baby there is a lot to learn. And you’ll need to learn something new every few days or weeks as your baby grows in the uterus.
From strange symptoms in the first few weeks to even worse pains and difficulties in the last few months, there’s always something new. But, chances are you will be so overcome with information that you won’t know what is actually true and what is actually wrong.
Even a second and subsequent pregnancy can be filled with confusing information – yes you know the basics but every pregnancy and baby is different.
Getting the wrong information can be harmful to both you and your unborn baby. The following is a list of the most common pregnancy related myths that you may come across.
1. Myth: You won’t get morning sickness after 12 weeks
Morning sickness is caused by the body’s reaction to a hormone called HCG. HCG increases over the first trimester and then slowly decreases by about 12 weeks as the placenta grows into the job of caring for the growing baby. However HCG stays in the system throughout the pregnancy and some women react to it all the way to the end of pregnancy. In rare cases women can still have nausea and vomiting even after birth.1 | 2 | 3 | 4