It seems that everyone has something to say to pregnant women, and thus a lot of false information is circulated. High Desert women should always work with their OBGYN in order to get the most accurate and reliable information about pregnancy. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we wanted to debunk several of the common myths that Apple Valley women might hear once they find out that they are expecting a baby. Whether you are in your first trimester or your third trimester, you can benefit from this useful and truthful information.

What Are the Top 3 Pregnancy Myths?

Morning sickness means that you will only feel nauseous for a little while in the morning. The truth of the matter is, the nausea and discomfort that a woman feels early on in her pregnancy can actually occur at any point in the day. Some women report having sickness all day, while others report that their morning sickness actually took place in the evening hours. It earned its nickname because a woman is most likely to feel sick and nauseous on an empty stomach, which commonly occurs in the morning.

You are eating for two. While it is important to nourish your body and your baby throughout your pregnancy, you should not use pregnancy as an excuse to indulge in extra sweets and junk food. Most women only need to eat about 300 extra calories a day during the second and third trimesters. It is better to eat filling portions of healthy food choices, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.

You should be happy all the time, because women always enjoy every aspect of pregnancy. Pregnant women should not put too much pressure on themselves to feel happy and glowing throughout the 40 weeks of their pregnancy. Pregnant women are still humans, and they are going through a lot of hormonal changes. This can result in mood swings, anxiety, depression, excitement and happiness. It’s important to discuss any extreme feelings that you have with your doctor. Remember though that general sadness, fear or anxiety is quite normal — and there’s never been one pregnant woman who was happy for every moment of her pregnancy.

If you have heard information about pregnancy and are wondering if it’s accurate, be sure to discuss it with Dr. Ahmadinia at your next routine prenatal appointment. Dr. Ahmadinia works with each patient on an individual basis in order to ensure that she gets the prenatal care that she needs. He wants you to feel completely comfortable and informed throughout your pregnancy, so it’s important that you bring any and all questions to your appointment. To book your next routine prenatal exam, contact Dr. Ahmadinia’s office today.