Friday, October 15, 2010

The biggest risks for pregnant women

If you’re pregnant, it’s easy to get paranoid. Every aspect of your daily routine presents risks, from the food you eat to the way you sleep. But don’t stress about it. That’s bad for the baby too. With new studies everyday and unverified advice from friends and family, it’s easy to get bogged down with information. Just last week, women who believed they shouldn't drink through their pregnancy were advised in a study it may not be a bad idea. In a survey of 11,000 British mothers who drank in moderation during pregnancy, the majority found no harmful side effects and a reduced rate of hyper-activity in the children
later. But the study's methods have already been challenged and moderate drinking means different things to different people. Confused yet? Let’s get back to the basics. How risky are our routine products and practices when it comes to pregnancy? Consider the basic facts.