The 5 Myths About Pregnancy


The 5 Myths About Pregnancy [EXPERT]
Here's what to really expect when you're expecting.

5. You should just be grateful your pregnant. When a pregnant woman expresses dissatisfaction with the way she's feeling, she often feels guilty about it. And women who have had any fertility issues and difficulty getting pregnant put an extra load of pressure on themselves. If that's you, please know that no matter how much money, time or effort went into becoming pregnant, it's irrelevant to your hormones. You're allowed to have feelings like anyone else.

There are many normal worries and concerns that go through our minds during pregnancy. With good social support, these thoughts and feelings should be mild and temporary and should disappear in a few days or a couple of weeks. 


Your appetite and sleep shouldn't be negatively affected due to these feelings. If, however, your worries become obsessions or your blues become more severe, persist day after day, and get in the way of your functioning during the day or night, seek professional help. 

Prenatal depression and anxiety is real and it's very common. Never try to tough out your feelings, since these disorders can harm not only you but also your growing baby.

Article contributed by

Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D.


Clinical Psychologist

Shoshana Bennett, Ph.D. (Dr. Shosh) specializes in moods during pregnancy and postpartum. She works through phone and other technologies with women and their partners worldwide.

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