Pregnancy can be a very exciting time. You're busy getting your family and your home ready to welcome a tiny new addition. But if you are a first-time mother, you may be uneasy and even lose some sleep about some of the things you've heard that can cause harm to you and your baby during this time. If you're feeling a little nervous about getting through your first three months, you should know some of the myths about the first trimester of pregnancy that are floating around out there in the mommysphere.
Keeping your pregnancy a secret, avoiding massages, and staying off airplanes are just a few of the myths about the first trimester of pregnancy that have kept so many expectant moms living in fear of putting themselves and their babies in danger. But as science and research advance, lots of these myths have been debunked. In fact, if done the right way, a vacation or a nice massage can help relieve some of the stress you may have about your new baby.
So read this list of first trimester myths and breathe a sigh of relief. You should always be cautious and follow your doctor's advice throughout your pregnancy. But there's no need to spend nine months living in fear.