7 Awesome Pregnancy Facts And Myths

June 26, 2015

Following the monumental success of our last pregnancy symptoms post (well, we loved it!), here's the next instalment of myth-busting, advice-packed secrets

1. Do you believe you can fly?

If so, you might want to see someone about that. However, if you’re referring to planes, then the answer is, yes. International travel is safe up to week 35 of your pregnancy. For domestic flights, you’re good for an extra week.

 

2. Trying to hold on to that summer glow?

It’s safe to use fake tan lotion or mousse! Just avoid spray tans – bump will not be amused.

 

3. Got milk? Oh you will.

The Milk Factory (AKA your nipples) tends to open around the second trimester. The flow is usually brought on by stimulation from the shower or a blow dryer, but it’s completely normal. If it happens often, nursing pads help, as do cabbage leaves. 

 

4. Say cheese!

Ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella are all on the menu. Bellissima! But avoid the blue ones. Just pretend you’re an Arsenal supporter and remember Chelsea is the devil.

5. It turns out you can eat fish during pregnancy!

Just not mackerel, swordfish, tilefish and the ever-popular shark (apparently tastes like chicken). Limit tuna and oily fish to twice a week.

 

6. Coffee is a keeper!

If you limit your caffeine intake to one cup a day, you should be perfectly safe. You can even throw in a bar of chocolate.

 

7. Past your due date and fed up? Curry won’t induce labour.

Nor will cod liver oil or walking – so you can forget the brisk stroll to the Tandoori Inn via your local health store.

 

Click here for more pregnancy myths. 

Know of any others? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Gifs courtesy of giphy.com.





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

Keep active during your pregnancy
Keep active during your pregnancy

March 30, 2019

If pregnancy is making you tired, or you’re suffering from morning sickness, keeping active is probably the last thing on your mind.  But regular exercise will make you fitter as well as improve muscle tone, strength and endurance. 

View full article →

Supporting choice on International Women’s Day
Supporting choice on International Women’s Day

March 08, 2019

Here at Secret Saviours we believe International Women’s Day is all about choice for women. 

View full article →

7 of the best ways to bond with your baby
7 of the best ways to bond with your baby

February 14, 2019

To help you prepare for motherhood we’ve got some great bonding tips that will connect you to this new little person right now.

View full article →

Join Our Newsletter

Get 10% off all Secret Saviours products on your next purchase when you sign up for all the latest product news, fantastic offers and other fabulous perks.