Many women wonder why nobody told them that pregnancy not always rosy. It's impossible to know ahead of time how you're going feel during a pregnancy, so don't be surprised if you're up, down and all over the place. There are many fantasies and myths surrounding pregnancy, and here are the top five.
They say that when you're hung over, the best thing for you is to drink another beer. While some people stand by the concept that "hair of the dog" is the best way to get yourself back on track after a night of drinking, others think that mass amounts of hydration, Tums and a dark room will do the trick. No matter where you stand on the matter, you're about to view the phrase "hair of the dog" — the idea that whatever made you ill can make you feel better — in a whole new light.
By Laura Riley, MD, Ob/Gyn, for GalTime Lots of pregnant women are asking about travel safety. Here are a few tips. Whether you are on a plane, train or in a car, pregnant women are at a greater risk for blood clots than non-pregnant women. Therefore, on those long trips, make sure to get up and walk around every hour or two, drink lots of water and wear support hose to improve the circulation.
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According to a recent study by the Guttmacher Institute, young women underestimate their ability to get pregnant, while women in their 30s and 40s overestimate, and continue to wait. Whichever side of the fertility divide you fall on, there are way too many myths floating around that have nothing to do with age.