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What You Can’t Do in Pregnancy

on Dec 09, 2012

by Brittany Null

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What You Can’t Do In Pregnancy

Your body is home to baby for 9 long months. During that time, treat your body like a temple and find out all the things you should avoid while pregnant, from activities to food.

This list would probably be shorter if we title it “What you CAN do while You are Pregnant.” Just saying, this list could go on for a while, but to spare you, I will give you the brief rundown version. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Activities to avoid during pregnancy

Your body is your temple, and especially so during pregnancy. Your body is home to your little baby for 9 months, so there are a number of strenuous activities you should avoid to protect your little baby bean.

Smoking
Drugs
Bicycling (new)
Gymnastics
Hot tubs
Surfing
Snowboarding
Alcoholic Drinking
Excessive Caffeine Intake
Amusement Park Rides
Sports
Skiing
Horseback Riding
Sky Diving

Food to avoid during pregnancy

Baby is sensitive in-utero, with everything you consume passing between mother and baby. So now is the time to be mindful of what you eat. There’s no better time than pregnancy to practice the saying, “You are what you eat.”

Fish (mercury)
Raw Meat
Deli
Smoked Seafood
Unpasteurized Milk
Raw or Undercooked Vegetables
Raw Shellfish
Raw Eggs
Soft Cheese
Unpasteurized Juice

Now that you are hanging your head in disbelief, continue reading to get explanations. With some of these items you do not have to fully avoid them, you just need to be aware of how they are cooked and pay close attention to what you are putting in your mouth.

Caffeine intake

Your doctor will discuss your caffeine intake with you at your first appointment, and a few after that as well if he or she does not believe you are following their recommendations. The average caffeine intake for a pregnant woman should be under 300mg a day! Do you know how much is in that coffee you drink every day? Or that Mountain Dew you have with lunch? Time to start looking at these things.

Contact sports

Contact sports should be avoided in order to keep your body healthy and your baby safe. Sudden bumps or hits can cause problems with baby, sometimes even death. So no football games, and no roller coaster rides for the next 9 months.

Hot tubs

Hot Tub in your future? Not if you’re pregnant! You do not want to cook baby, do you? The heat from a hot tub mixed with your already high temperature does not go well together with a fetus. Same goes for a too-hot bath. Keep it comfortably warm to protect baby.

Surfing and horseback riding

Surfing and horseback riding can also be dangerous for a pregnant woman due to the shift in weight and your balance while pregnant. Sky diving is just a given, I should not have to explain that one.

Avoid eating “raw”

It’s safe to say anything “raw” or uncooked is off limits. Lots of germs are carried on these items. Most fish is a no-no as well due to the mercury inside them and germs they carry. Unpasteurized dairy products are not good either, these can carry food borne germs and cause you or baby to get very ill.

While this is a lot to take in all at once, just look at the outcome you will get out of it. A baby is completely worth the sacrifice.

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Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.

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  • KymMessina

    Wow, I had no idea you are not supposed to go cycling! Bummer – I was really hoping to go to my spin class each week, albeit taking it a bit easier. I’m really glad ConceiveEasy offers all these helpful blogs in addition to the supplement.

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  • Emmy2013

    Hi. I just got my BFP using the Conceive Easy TTC Kit!!! I was just wondering – is it o kay to have 1 or 2 cups of coffee a day? It really helps with mental clarity and headaches at work. Thx.

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  • Dr. Christine Lee, MD

    It would be best if you avoid caffeine during pregnancy. But if you feel you cannot, you should not have more than one small cup a day. Too much caffeine cuts down on blood flow to the placenta, and you don’t want to do that because the baby won’t be getting as much oxygen or as many nutrients.

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