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7 Pregnancy Myths That Are Not True

We’ve all heard about these myths before.

Being pregnant is already hard. Worrying about the health of your baby, your own health, and seeing your body transform into a whole different figure can really be a challenge.

As if those weren’t enough, there are also a lot of myths out there that can sometimes overwhelm expectant mothers. With that in mind, here are nine pregnancy myths that doctors want you to ignore.

1. Morning sickness happens only in the morning

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Since the term had been used for decades, then it must be true, right? Wrong. The nauseous feeling pregnant women may have during their first trimester of pregnancy is a result of the increased hormones in their body and could happen throughout the day, not only in the morning.

2. Wide hips make birth easier

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The ease of giving birth have nothing to do about wide hips (or “birthing hips”) but with the width of the pelvis.

3. Lifting your arms above your head will strangle the baby

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The arms are not in any way connected to the umbilical cord, so raising arms above your head will not strangle the baby in any way.

4. You need to eat for two

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Although pregnant women should increase their food intake in the second and third trimesters, there is no reason to double the portions at every meal.

5. No coffee allowed

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Pregnant women get exhausted sometimes, so it’s certainly tempting for them to think about the help of coffee. Luckily, there’s no truth in this myth at all. However, pregnant moms should not be ingesting more than a cup (less than 12 ounces) of coffee per day since a fetus can’t process caffeine as adults can.

6. Bump shape determines if it’s a boy or girl

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Many believed that if a pregnant woman is carrying high, it’s a boy. If the belly is wide, then it’s a girl. The truth is that the shape of a woman’s stomach during pregnancy has nothing to do with the gender of the baby.

7. Don’t exercise during pregnancy

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Although it’s not advisable for pregnant women to have an extreme workout, light aerobic activity such as walking is completely fine. Activities that involve physical contact or have a high chance of falling should be completely avoided.

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Meet The 13 US Presidents Who Have The Highest IQ Scores

Who is the smartest president?

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Running a country is no joke. It requires a lot of critical thinking and intelligent decisions. Thus, a high IQ can be a great asset.

UC Davis psychologist and researcher Dean Simonton quantified the intelligence of the US presidents to find out their IQ levels. He uses intellectual brilliance, openness, and humor as indicators. Out of 45 US presidents, 13 stood out. Check who made it to the list!

#1. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)

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6 Unlikely Friendships Of The British Royal Family And Celebrities

Who does the British royal family like to hang out with?

We see in the movies that all royals do are train, wave courteously, smile politely, and train some more. With a hectic schedule, people believe that the British royal family doesn’t have time for friendships outside the Windsor Castle.

As it turns out, the things we see in the movies are far from the truth. Here are seven unlikely royal friendships that will surprise you.

1. Prince William and Eddie Redmayne

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The British Royal Family Banned Their Kids From Using Some Popular Toys

The future rulers of all of the United Kingdom got to have rules too!

When we think of the British Royal family, we automatically feel that they have everything. We’re also convinced that the kids are especially lucky, and they may own every single popular toy out there.

As it turns out, the future rulers of all of the United Kingdom got to have rules too. In fact, they’re less exposed to gadgets than most regular kids.

Princess Diana’s parenting had definitely made an impact on Prince William, which is why he and Kate Middleton are striving to follow her lead.

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