When I was pregnant for the first time I remember soaking in every book, abiding by every ‘pregnancy rule’ and basically treaded as lightly as I could. Makes sense when you think about it — I was finally pregnant with a pregnancy that was finally doing well after multiple miscarriages and I didn’t want anything to go wrong. I lost trust in my body and its ability and I bought into the weird myths and silly practices that seemed standard when it came to pregnancy.
Now that I am a veteran mama with three kids, more multiple miscarriages and currently trying to conceive baby number 4, I’ve thought a lot about the silly common practices — these unwritten rules that seem to just be the ‘norm.’ I’ve already shared what I hope to do differently in my own pregnancy and since then I’ve thought more about the unwritten rules and practices that have become all too common for my taste.
Click through to see what 5 popular pregnancy practices I think should be stopped and why:
:: What common pregnancy practice do you hate the most? ::
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