We made a list of top 10 pregnancy fears that expecting moms shouldn't worry about. Read on to learn more!
It's normal for any expectant mom to have fears during their pregnancy. However, moms don't have to worry about every little thing while they're pregnant. Here are 10 of the most common pregnancy fears that moms really shouldn't be worried about!
No mother wants to have a miscarriage during pregnancy, so this is a common fear among mothers. But the reality is that a large number of pregnancies result in a healthy birth. Miscarriages happen in less than 20% of pregnancies, so the chances of it happening to you are highly unlikely. Moreover, most miscarriages happen during the first few weeks of pregnancy. Some moms don't even know they were pregnant and had a miscarriage!
Once your baby's heartbeat can be heard, the chance of a miscarriage drops to an extremely low 5%. So there's really nothing to worry about!
2. Morning sickness
Some moms are afraid that their morning sickness might cause them to eat less and thus they won't be able to provide their baby with sufficient nutrients for their growth. In reality, babies are very efficient at absorbing the nutrition from the food that you eat, so even if you're having really bad morning sickness and all you can eat are crackers, you shouldn't be worried about your baby's health.
3. Eating the wrong thing
Speaking of food, a lot of moms are afraid that they might eat something that's harmful to their child. This is especially true nowadays wherein a lot of moms feel pressured to take all sorts of vitamins and supplements to help their baby develop better.
In reality, however, all you need is to ask your doctor about what foods you can eat as well as what supplements you need to take to keep your baby healthy. You don't need to fret and worry about every little thing you take in as your doctor says it's okay to eat!
4. Being too stressed out
Stress isn't good for you during your pregnancy, but stressing out too much over it is much worse! It's normal to feel tired and drained during your pregnancy because of the hormonal changes happening in your body. However, studies have shown that this type of stress has minimal impact on your child's overall health.
The only thing you need to be worried about is severe stress. When it comes to normal stress, that can be easily managed.
5. The baby will be born with a defect
Most moms-to-be are afraid that their little one might be born with a birth defect. However, the chances that your baby will have a birth defect is only 4%, so there's no need to be worried about it.
6. Going into early labor
The chance of a premature birth happening is a bit high at 13%. However, most premature births occur during 34-36 weeks of pregnancy, which is still premature, but babies born at this time have a very high survival rate.
So going into early labor should be one less thing to be worried about.
7. Not being able to lose the baby weight
It's hard to lose your pregnancy weight after giving birth, but it shouldn't be something to be worried about. Eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight during your pregnancy are just a few things that you can do to help ensure you won't have a hard time losing weight after giving birth!
8. Pregnancy complications
Complications like preeclampsia or gestational diabetes do happen, but the chances are just between 5-8%. It's most common in women under 18 or over 35, so most pregnant women don't need to worry about complications like this.
9. Sex will be different after giving birth
It can take a while to get back into the rhythm of things with your husband, but sex is totally something that won't change even if you give birth. Just give it some time, and your body will soon recover and be back to normal!
10. Labor will be painful
Relax, keep calm, and know that during your labor, your doctors will do everything that they can in order to make things easy for you. There are a lot of options available when it comes to dealing with pain, and you don't need to be scared of giving birth.
After all, you've carried your baby for 9 months! Giving birth will be a cinch!