My mom has a lot of great advice, mostly based off all the lessons she's learned over the years. Where she failed in relationships, she encourages me to make better choices. When it came down to finances, she reminds me of her struggles. And with child-rearing, well, she's always been there to say "don't do what I did" and gently guide me down my own parenting path. Having said that, there are some times you shouldn't listen to your mother when it comes to pregnancy. Like, at all. Our mothers mean well, to be sure, but mom doesn't always know what's best. Trust me.
Pregnancy is so vastly different for everyone and, yet, it seems like all moms (myself included) can't help themselves when it comes to dishing out advice or telling tales of their own pregnancies. My mom's no different. When she was pregnant with me she was young and had to figure out what worked, and what didn't, all on her own. So when I was the one holding the positive pregnancy test in my hot little hands, she wanted to share her personal experience if only to help me figure things out sooner.
But here's the thing: most of us need to learn as we go. Every woman has the right to experience pregnancy in whatever unique way works for her, and feel whatever she feels about any particular experience. In the end, and no matter how great your mother's intentions truly are, you, as the pregnant person in this scenario, need to do what's best for you. Not your mom. Not your partner. You. So with that in mind, here's some "advice" you can feel more than free to ignore: