10 things that are dangerous for pregnancy

The journey to motherhood is an explosion of emotions. If it isn’t tears of joy at the prospect of a new life growing inside you, it is tears of worry that the two of you will make it to the end of the road, unscathed.

In our daily lives, there are many activities that we commonly do which are actually dangerous to do as an expectant mummy. The obvious ones such as drinking and smoking are known to be dangerous for pregnancy. But what are the other ones?

Here is a list of the things you need to avoid to help keep your pregnancy journey a safe one for you and your baby.

1. Eating only 'healthy foods'

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Some pregnant women stop their regular diet and switch to eating only foods they consider to be healthy. Slurping your way through endless veggie smoothies may sound good, but it can actually be detrimental to your developing baby. It's much like being on a strict diet, which can be dangerous for pregnancy. Stick to well-balanced, nutritious meals and avoid processed foods.

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Anything that creates stress should be avoided. Stress hormones are not beneficial for you or your baby. So for the next nine months, alter your lifestyle to accommodate the new life that is growing inside of you.

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