Clever preggie mom? Answers
Pro at pregnancy? Or do you need to enrol at sprogging college?
1. Exercise is a big no-no during pregancy.


The fitter you are the easier your body will be able to cope with childbirth. "It will also give you an emotional boost when you need it", says Dr Miriam Stoppard in Bonding with your Bump. (Penguin)

2. Being prepared plays a big role in being pregnant.


Instead of being caught of guard, having things like a hospital bag ready and packed is always useful. It sets a pregnant mom's mind at ease to know that all the bases are covered. Source: The Contented Baby with Toddler Book by Gina Ford. (Vermilion)

3. Overheating and sweating is normal during pregnancy.


'With your basic metabolic rate being up by about 20%, the heat is on!' Source: What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlen Eisenberg and others. (Simon & Schuster)

4. Scrubbing your (soon to be breastfeeding) nipples with a rough towel is just fine.


This is not wise because doing so removes the good oils and may cause damage to the skin of your nipple. So remember - be gentle! Source: The Pocket Guide to Breastfeeding by Diana du Plessis. (JUTA)

5. If the 'expectant dad' isn't excited from the get go, he never will be.


All fathers are different and for them this is a emotional experience too. 'You don't suddenly become one person with one set of feelings now that you're expecting.' Source: First Time Parents by Dr Miriam Stoppard. (Penguin)

6.The dreams and fantasies about my baby is the first that I'm losing my marbles.


'Dreams and fantasies are both normal and healthy... They help expectant moms sort out their worries and fears in a nonthreatening way.' Source: What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlen Eisenberg and others. (Simon & Schuster)

7. Extremely athletic sex is greatly encouraged during pregnancy.


'Extremely athletic sex may cause soreness and abrasions. Pregnant women should of course steer clear of these unnecessary discomforts.' Source: Bonding with your Bump by Dr Miriam Stoppard. (Penguin)

8. Nausea always disappears after the first trimester.


Generally nausea does stop after the first trimester but some women can experience it (even without the vomiting) for the entire pregnancy! Source: What to Expect When You're Expecting by Arlen Eisenberg and others. (Simon & Schuster)

So how did you fare in our quiz? Are your ready to get preggies?

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