Pregnancy- Myths, Diet and Abortion

by jomol on June 1, 2010 · 41 comments


There is always a dilemma that a pregnant woman faces of what to eat and what not to eat. There will be tonnes and tonnes of advice that will rain on you with regards to what kind of food to eat and what kind to chuck out. You will always be anxious with regards to your diet. Ideally, a woman should put on around 8 to 10 kilos throughout her pregnancy period. Piling on 20 to 25 kg is just too much. I am still struggling to lose the 10 kg that I put on, so imagine how difficult it would be to lose 25 kilograms. Eating for two people does not hold water, the baby requires high level of protein, vitamins, minerals, calcium, and iron. It does not feast on ghee or butter. Drinking a glass of milk daily, an egg, and two spoonfuls of sprouts should be made a part of everyday diet. Everything should be taken in moderation. Do not overdo anything. A pregnant women’s diet should provide the growing baby with all nutrients that it needs for its mental and physical development, for example, DHA supplements and folic acid rich eatables should be given priority.

A pregnant woman’s diet should be high in protein, low in fat, and low in sugar. Cut down on your salt and sugar intake completely. In the first trimester, only folic acid and a normal diet are enough to nourish the baby. From the second trimester onwards, calcium and iron should be taken as instructed by the doctor.

Take lots of fresh leafy vegetables, pulses, cereals, sprouts, almonds, apricots. A balanced diet is what you should aim for. It is important to chuck out all junk food, chips, fast food, chinese food (ajinomoto may harm the baby), spicy food, and carbonated drinks during this period. I know it is so difficult to give up on these things, I had banned myself from taking sweets, junk food, and aerated drinks during the entire period of pregnancy.

Do not ingest any medicine that is not prescribed by your gynecologist. Even if you are having a headache, avoid taking medicines, go for conventional methods like just placing a wet towel on your forehead. Do not bleach your skin during this period or apply medicated ointments for acne which may get absorbed into the bloodstream. Avoid getting in contact with people who are sick (even if its cold or cough) because a pregnant woman is easily susceptible to catch infections and transfer it to her baby. Drink plenty and plenty of water to help from getting dehydrated what with the frequent trips to the loo (and I say the urge to pee is very very frequent). Do not take fruits like grapes which are usually sprayed with insecticides and there is not much of barrier with this fruit to stop the chemicals from penetrating the fruit. Eat an apple a day (for potassium), an egg a day, a tomato a day, a carrot a day without fail.

Please refer to the following charts for an idea of what your daily diet should comprise to nourish the growing baby. Also, folic acid should be taken diligently for the first trimester to avoid any neural or spinal defects in the baby.

Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy Diet

Pregnancy Diet


Pregnancy Myths

1. The first myth is not to tell all and sundry that you are pregnant. While you are all excited and want to shout from rooftops that you are pregnant, elders prevent you from doing so for at least the first three months. The reason being that the most miscarriages take place in the first three months and elders think that you should be protected from ill effects in these initial months of pregnancy.

2. The second myth is that buying things for the unborn baby brings bad luck. I bought a majority of the things before my baby was born, so I do not believe in this theory.

3. A pregnant lady should not venture out after sunset. This one holds water because in the dark there is a chance that you might come across reptiles, insects, and other such things, which might shock you.

4. You should not stop food cravings during pregnancy otherwise the child will suffer from ear disorders. Again, this myth was formulated such that the pregnant lady would not deprive herself of nutrition in any form.

5. If you eat lots of clarified butter or ghee, then you will have an easy delivery. Again, this myth was formulated in the ancient times when the women folk would eat only after the males members had eaten, even the pregnant ones. Feeding ghee in a large amount to the pregnant lady ensured that the heavy calories in the ghee kept her going until late in the night.

6. Eating “hot” foods such as eggs and chicken leads to miscarriage. There is no such thing as “hot” food, everything can be taken, but in moderation.

7. Eating papaya and pineapple may lead to miscarriage. This theory cannot be completely rubbished because papaya is shown to contract the uterus. So, it’s better to avoid these two fruits.

8. A pregnant lady should eat for two people. This is not a correct notion. Since the baby derives only nutrients and oxygen from the mother, providing it with sufficient nutrients is enough, there is no need to stuff the pregnant lady with large portions of food.

9. Sex may harm baby. Again, some pregnancies are very high risk and some are normal, so doctor’s advice should be of utmost importance.


Symptoms of Pregnancy

1. The first sign that you may be pregnant is a missed period. If your period is delayed by a week or ten days, home urine pregnancy tests such as Velocit by Dr. Reddy’s (Rs. 40) are easily available in the market to confirm the pregnancy. The urine pregnancy test is one of the most popular ways to detect pregnancy. It works by detecting levels of hCG in the urine. Home pregnancy tests are actually urine tests that can be performed in the privacy of your own home. Be sure to read the instructions included with the test before you use it. Pregnancy blood tests are performed at your doctor’s office or health clinic. They detect pregnancy by measuring hCG levels in your blood.


Two dark lines show positive pregnancy, whereas one line shows negative pregnancy.
2. Breast tenderness. One of the very noticeable early signs of pregnancy is tender, swollen, somewhat sore breasts. When you become pregnant, your body begins preparing your breasts for producing milk and breastfeeding. Hormones start increasing. In addition to breast tenderness and swelling, your nipples may feel sore or extra sensitive. Some women notice their nipples darken in color. This is the first sign that I noticed apart from my missed period.
3. Just feeling pregnant. Many women believe they have an intuition about pregnancy signs. Maybe you just feel different; tired, moody, queasy, lightheaded. You may also have heartburn, constipation, or find yourself making more frequent trips to the restroom. Perhaps you feel a dull ache or stiffness in your lower back, you have sore breasts or they seem overly sensitive, or you are simply not feeling like your usual self.
4. Frequent trips to the loo. You will find that you are not “rushing,” but “running” to the loo in the initial days of your pregnancy. One cause of this pregnancy symptom is that the swelling uterus can put pressure on your bladder. Also, pregnancy causes extra body fluids to be processed by your kidneys and bladder. This symptom remains constant throughout the pregnancy.
5. Nausea and vomiting. Many women experience nausea in the morning when they have eat something on an empty stomach. This is known as morning sickness. Other women notice nausea in the afternoon or evening. Others feel queasy all day. This pregnancy symptom may often be helped by eating smaller, more frequent snack size meals. Many women say salty crackers seem to be helpful. This is an early symptom of pregnancy that seems to show up about a month after pregnancy has begun. Some women do not have any nauseous feeling, some have it only in the initial 4 months, while some like me experience it throughout the pregnancy. All my neighbors would awaken with the howling sounds of me puking and then go to sleep hearing the same thing. I had to take medicines to stop the vomiting sensation in order for me to eat something.
6. Dizziness and/or Fainting
One of the more surprising pregnancy signs is dizziness and/or fainting. Going upstairs, standing up suddenly after sitting for a time, or just having to stand in line at the grocery store can make you feel light headed. You might even faint. As the uterus swells it compresses arteries in your legs. This can drop your blood pressure and make you dizzy.
A common early sign of pregnancy is that you may feel faint when you have gone a while without eating. This is due to low blood sugar, because that is your baby’s main source of food. You want to eat frequent, healthy snacks to keep your blood sugar up. Stock up on portable lunch box foods you can take with you. Such as apples, bananas, grapes, yogurt cups, carrots and celery, cheese and crackers, small cartons of milk, juice boxes, granola bars, boxes of raisins, etc.
7. Mood Swings and Irritability
With all of these symptoms of pregnancy to deal with, along with raging hormones, you may experience some mood swings and irritability? There is also the emotional adjustment period to your new responsibility. Your world has changed. Even when your pregnancy is carefully planned, it is normal for your mind to suddenly be filled with questions about the timing, your career, finances, insurance, labor and delivery, motherhood, even the future costs of college.
It is perfectly normal to feel mixed emotions, excitement and depression, joy and sorrow, laughter and tears. Your partner may be very confused by this and may not seem to be supportive. Explain that your mood swings are very normal signs of pregnancy and that you need support and understanding.


1. Alcohol is a strict no-no. The results of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can be disastrous, leading to birth deformations and even miscarriages.

2. Stay away from coffee, carbonated drinks, junk food, and street food.

3. Do not take any medications which are not prescribed by the gynecologist. Do not even think of applying those ointments for acne because they are easily absorbed into the system.

4. Do not bleach, the harmful chemicals may penetrate the skin.

5. Do not consume high doses of vitamin A, which can cause some defects in the baby.
6. Do not consume excessive amounts of salty food because it can raise your blood pressure, which is not good for the baby.
7. Do not drive vehicles.
8. Do not climb stairs, it puts a lot of pressure on the lower abdomen.
9. Stay away from uncooked meat, bakery foods such as pastries, and unpasteurized milk, which can cause a condition called listeria, which may lead to abortion.
10. Stay away from cat litter coz cat litter may contain a particular kind of bacteria, which can cause miscarriage.

1. Drink plenty and plenty of fluids like water and fresh fruit juices because the excessive peeing can drain you of water. Fluids do not include carbonated drinks and colas because they only provide empty calories and do nothing to keep the body hydrated.
2. Take folic acid in the first trimester of pregnancy. Folic acid is an absolute necessity in the first trimester because it protects the baby from developing neural tube deformities, spina bifida, and cleft lip.
3. Consume almonds after you have soaked them overnight in water or milk. It seems the outer skin of almonds is hard to digest and therefore heat-producing. Nuts are easier to digest and their nutrients are more readily available if they are first soaked overnight. Also, do not consume apple seeds, contain cyanogens, precursors to cyanide.

4. Get plenty of rest because your body is really working hard to keep the baby alive and kicking, don’t give it extra stress by doing strenuous work. Also, once the baby has arrived, sleep becomes a luxury, darlings.

5. Listen to music which calms you down. Studies have shown that the babies respond to pleasant music, it calms you and your baby down. Classical music pieces by Vivaldi is highly recommended.

6. Talk you your baby, read out a book to him/her, and sing lullabies while it is still in your womb. Your voice does reach your baby and remember that your voice comforts your baby. It can also hear other sounds although when those sounds reaches the baby, it’s in a mumbled form, something like someone talking underwater, but the babies do respond to them.

7. Touch your tummy often. The soothing heat from your hand does give comfort to your baby and he/she will often swim towards where you have kept your hand.


There are mainly two different ways through which a baby is delivered, normal delivery through vagina and the second one is Cesarean section.


Vaginal delivery is also referred to as a normal delivery, and as the name suggests, the baby’s delivery takes place through the vagina. No anesthesia is given and the labor process is rather painful.

Baby delivery


A Caesarean section is a surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother’s abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies. A Caesarean section is usually performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby’s or mother’s life or health at risk, although in recent times it has been also performed upon request for childbirths that could otherwise have been natural. Cesarean section is done under anesthesia (general or spinal).

Cesarean delivery


Normal Delivery

Epidural anaesthesia is an advance in pain management during labor, which ensures that a pregnant woman has a comfortable labor. It is a regional anaesthesia in which an anaesthetic drug is injected near the spinal cord in the spinal canal.

  • Almost complete relief from pain with the patient being mobile
  • No postpartum headache as in spinal anaesthesia
  • Mother is conscious and alert throughout the labor
  • An instrumental delivery can be performed under the same anaesthesia, if need arises
  • If the patient has to be taken for caesarean section, the effect can be topped up through the epidural catheter.
  • It numbs the body below the waist, but the movements are not impaired.



I have always been a kind of person who has never felt responsible for anything in life. All through my growing years, I have been pampered by my parents, younger sister, cousins, classmates, and also colleagues who worked with me. When I did get married, everybody thought that I would develop at least some degree of maturity, but since I got married to a person who is 10 years older than me, that never happened. My world completely changed when I became pregnant after a short period of treatment. Although, I was elated at such a miracle, it was also a time when I was surrounded by a lot of negativity and trauma, but what helped me tide through all that was my baby, my belief in God, and the thinking that I could not let anything negative effect me lest it would harm my baby. All through the first trimester of pregnancy, the only thing that kept me busy was nausea and vomiting. Any kind of odd smell would send me into fits of vomiting. I hated the sight of ice-cream and fish and non-vegetarian food made me puke. I would be vomiting all through the day and I wonder how only folic acid kept me going through. All the major laboratory tests on me were done during this time. The initial ultrasound scanning to confirm the pregnancy, glucose tolerance test to check on diabetes, and a battery of tests were performed in the first trimester. The first TT injection was given in the first trimester.
The second trimester was a time when I just relaxed and chilled out. I could feel the baby fluttering and moving inside me. I could feel his butt, his hands, and his legs making random movements. I listened to my favorite songs to help me calm down and ate whatever I wanted to without any restriction. I read out stories and talked to my baby. Ultrasound scanning and TIFFA (targeted imaging for fetal anomalies) scan was done around this time to rule out any fetal abnormality in the second semester. During the ultrasound, I saw my baby sucking his thumb and moving his hands and I was overfilled with joy.
It is very important to keep your mind off things, which causes you to be stressed out or worry. If anyone gets on your nerves, avoid that person altogether. Being stress free is imperative as the baby becomes restless inside the womb, so why trouble your baby, BE HAPPY.
The third trimester was a time of testing. I would become breathless with my baby trying to stretch himself and kick around doing somersaults and gymnastics. This was also the time when little kids imitated how I walked and they asked me innocent questions as to how much I had eaten and how much gas had formed inside my tummy to make it so big. Also, third trimester is the time when I prepared and planned for the baby’s arrival. My family ensured that the entire house was made dust free and fit for a newborn. Blankets, minks, and cotton clothes were made kept aside for the baby. Also, this is the time to talk to the doctor about normal delivery or Cesarean section. Always opt for a normal delivery if possible. Also, around this time, I became really tired of waiting and was very anxious to see the baby. When the time of my baby’s arrival did come, it was not what I had anticipated. The pain that sets on with labor is nothing like a usual headache pain or leg pain. The pain is immense and the only thing that calmed me down was breathing in and breathing out, which really worked. But, unfortunately, the pain got too much for me to tolerate and I had to be taken to the operating room for Cesarean section. :( I was given anesthetic and put to sleep, but I could hear my baby’s first cry through the layers of anesthesia and unconsciousness. I had to gather energy to ask the doctor whether it was a boy or a girl. When she said it was a boy, the only thing I asked her before falling asleep again is whether the kid was doing okay. When she said in affirmation, I was relieved and went back to sleep. But, I just so wish I had tolerated the pain and had a normal delivery. I think it was foolish enough of me to have missed my son’s arrival.
But, all the suffering, pain, and exhaustion that I went through became immaterial when I saw my baby’s lovely face and his toothless grin. I understand completely when they say that a woman is reborn again when she gives birth to a child. When I see my son getting amused by something as trivial as a chocolate wrapper, I realize how innocent babies are. I now respect life much more than I did before and I believe in God immensely. Also, I truly believe that miracles do happen and my baby is the biggest miracle that has happened in my life.

anne geddes


What are stem cells?

Stem cells are incredibly valuable to science and this is because they have the capacity to develop into any type of cell in the body. And therefore, they have the potential to be used for almost anything, organ transplants, a cure for Parkinson’s and much more.
When a woman’s egg is fertilized, the egg is totipotent — it has the capacity to turn into any type of cell in the human body, including the placenta. The initial cells that are multiplying in the embryo are very powerful and can be cultured to obtain cardiac cells, bone tissue, nerve cells, and every other type of cells in the body. These cells can be used to treat various diseases and to develop new drugs. But, the embryo, which can develop into a baby after a few months has to be sacrificed.
Stem Cell Research

Stem Cells

This picture shows how stem cells are extracted from human embryo (that may later develop into a baby) for research and to cure diseases.

Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research


Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion from the uterus of a fetus or embryo, resulting in or caused by its death. An abortion can occur spontaneously due to complications during pregnancy or can be induced. Source: wikipedia.

Many women who do not practice safe sex and do not use protective measures during intercourse end up with unwanted pregnancies and these women do not even think twice about aborting their child and they do so with the ease of having their eyebrows threaded. Another species of women choose abortion over life because they are not happy with a particular gender that they are carrying (feticide). Most of the women who chose to abort do think that its their body and its their choice, so its nobody’s business.

As far as my personal opinion is concerned, I do think abortion is equal to murder because a baby’s heart starts to beat as early as 24 to 30 days into conception.








This is a spine-chilling form of abortion. Please read on, I do not have the strength to explain.\

Partial Birth Process


(from The Irish Independent, October 30, 1999)

Samuel Alexander
This picture was taken when Dr. Joseph Bruner of Vanderbilt Medical University, Tennessee was conducting a life-saving surgery on a 21-week-old fetus (still inside the mother’s womb) to correct a medical condition in the fetus called as spina bifida, which would have disabled the child for life if not treated early. While Dr. Bruner was conducting the surgery, the baby reached out and grasped the surgeon’s finger. This was 10 years ago, now the baby has grown into a healthy 10-year-old boy. Please check his photographs below. The boy is called Samuel Alexander

Dr. Joseph Bruner who did the surgery.

Dr Joseph Burner

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Priyanka June 2, 2010 at 4:10 am

BESTEST article ever here on Imbb.. i know its a beauty blog but whats more beautiful than being a mother..!!!
I so Love you Jomol for all the strength and hopes this article arose in me..!!!

The journey of your beautiful nauseous pregnancy was such a joy to read.. i literally had tears of joy reading about your pregnancy ( you know why i feel so close to you in this case) but i really dint liked the transition from such a happy, touching, dream come true post to the hard reality of life post.. i wish you would have done a separate one for that because my tears of joy turned in to tears of horror, pain and fear..

Please don’t take it otherwise darling its just that i was so enjoying and loving the post that i cant explain in words.. i wanted that happy feeling to last for some more time..!!

I truly truly truly wish your little miracle lives a long beautiful successful life and gets all the happiness in the world..!!! May Sai Baba always keeps his blessings and love showered on him..!! kiss him from my side..!!!! i am in love with Aarohan..!!

Rati: I am totally in awe of you and i have actually started to respect you.. i dont think any other blogger could have done what you have achieved.. no wonders the blog is going places… and in coming times when the bloggers would be given equal respect as media persons.. guess whose name would be on the top of list..!!! :-* :-*

And when that happens i’ll tell everyone i know her, she’s a darling friend..!!!


Rati June 2, 2010 at 10:40 am


It means a lot to me and I hope IMBB goes places. We would have bundles of joy and happiness to share. :)

:-* :-*


Jomol June 2, 2010 at 5:47 am

Dear Priyanka…… :-* :-* :-* :-* …thanks for all your lovely blessings and good wishes…..I am so fortunate to know you…….you know….its such a blessed feeling when I get to interact and know beautiful and true souls such as you…..I feel close to you too and you know I will always be there when you need me for anything……… :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: Regarding the abortion write-up in the end, I am sorry to have upset you in any way Priyanka…but don’t you think it is necessary to show the difference between the beauty of a new creation and the destruction of the same. While people like you and me (and the rest of the IMBB) thinks how beautiful and precious babies are, some others do not even think twice before getting RID of it, some call it “PAAP”, some call it “MANHOOS,” and what not….do you think such lovely creations of God should be called “PAAP.” It was important to hold a mirror to both things, I hope you agree with me.

Dear Priyanka, I will wish and pray too that you have your own set of twins or maybe triplets and I will wish and pray for all your dreams to come true…. :-) …Lots of Love from Aarohan :inlove: :inlove: :-* :-*

@Rati, Priyanka, and the rest of the IMBB gang…..this is for all you people :inlove: :inlove: :-* ….many a times when I was feeling down in the dumps, I had turned to IMBB to lift and cheer me up. IMBB is a greast stress buster and whenever there was something which made me blue, I wanted to come to IMBB and all the reviews and healthy banter between its members (special mention of Priyanka here) put me back on track. I come to IMBB on a daily basis, it has become a habit now, where I find like-minded people discussing my favorite subject “MAKEUP” and I so thank Rati for doing this and bring us all together for a common cause…..’MAKEUP” :inlove: :inlove:


Rati June 2, 2010 at 10:37 am

Jomol, I had tears in my eyes when I read about your personal experience. You know I had always been scared of marriage and things related to it. I never wanted to get married because I have seen so many broken marriages and disturbed relationships in my life. When I started going out with my hubby, I took almost 4 years to even agree to marry him. But since then there has been looking back. I went beyond my patience and limitations to convince my parents about this marriage. I am glad they agreed.

Pregnancy is another thing that I had always been scared of. I have always questioned myself whether I want kids or not. I can’t thank you enough, Jomol. Your posts have cleared all my dilemmas and I am really prepared to have kids. *hugggggggguuuuuu tightt*

And regarding IMBB, I think it’s you guys that make it such a special place. Even when I come back and see this blog I feel the difference. there are just so many things that make this place special and I am glad we have this. :)

*love you* :heart:


HD June 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Hey Jomol,

I read the previous post on pregnancy too but didnt comment as I didnt really knw wht to say….With not even being engaged, I am far far away from having babies yet but I know I have such useful information out here to go thru again when the right time comes….

I loved reading ur personal experience and yes the whole journey is totally worthwhile when you have your miracle in your arms!!!

Actually I am not able to pen down the write words to say wht exactly I am feeling rite now….but it truly is amazing how inspite of being so distant you feel so connected with some people..

@ Rati : Now that ur convinced abt having kids…when do we get to hear the good news?????


Rati June 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm

he he not so soon also but now I really want to have kids. :)


HD June 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

nothing is soo soon…. :-) I am sure your parents n in-laws already have these expectations from u ;)


Rati June 2, 2010 at 2:43 pm

Oh don’t even ask about the expectation part. :D


Priyanka June 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


jomol June 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Wow Rati…..******TIGHT HUGS****** I am so happy, cant tell you what it feels like…..I wish you all happiness and health and a lovely baby soon….you know pregnancy is a period which is so enjoyable and the wait of 10 months is so worthwhile. I want you and Mr. Singh to go thorugh the same happiness. :-) :-) :-) :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope to hear the good news sooooooooooooooooon. :-)


jomol June 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Thank you HD for liking the article….I wish you get engaged, married and have kids sooon ;-) ;-)


HD June 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Thanks alot jomol :-)


jomol June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: Give us the good news Rati…….chota singh or barbie singh………..


HD June 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl:


Rati June 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm

he he he . :P


Rima Kaur June 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm

this is the most touching, inspiring and informative post i’ve read here so far. congratulations jomol. i have learnt a lot from this and have bookmarked this post for future reference.
my views on abortion are controversial, so i would rather not talk about them. the focus remains on the beauty of childbirth and the pleasure of watching children grow up. it might be tough, but i’m sure it’s worth it.
p.s.- this article could not have come at a better time. i have a horrifying incident to narrate and will put it up on my blog soon.


jomol June 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Thanks Rima…I am really glad that you liked this one. I agree with you that childbirth is a beautiful experience albeit its a rollercoaster ride to the finish. I want to really hear about the incident…please let us all know about it……..eaglery waiting……..


Radhika June 7, 2010 at 10:11 am

Hi Jomol..I really loved your article. I know there are so many articles on the net related to this topic, but somehow reading this was different – is like someone I know is sitting opposite to me and talking to me.

As for that said you don’t have the strength to write about it…PEOPLE DO THAT FOR REAL? WHYYYYY? It took me some time to even comprehend the horror of it.


Renu July 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Abortions are done for medical reasons if it endangers mothers life or if the baby has serious medical conditions which cannot be cured. It is important to have this point of view also.


jyoti shelar May 8, 2011 at 7:17 pm

hat i….. it’sthe best articles i read during starting of my third trimester i feel very happy as what i feel is something amazing no body can imagine the bound of that happiness n reading all those things just made me more happy

it also clear my various doubt thanks a lot….. n


premalatha.p September 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

this information is very use ful …………….. :preen:


rachel October 1, 2011 at 11:27 am

hello ladies, I’m from England and I came across this page. It’s very informative and so nice to see you being so supportive of each other. Can I just point out though that driving and climbing stairs are not dangerous during pregnancy. of course during late pregnancy they may become difficult and are best avoided. But the most important thing is the comment about cat litter. It’s not the litter that has bacteria it’s the cat poop. pregnant women should never handle cat litter or come into contact with cat poop. The risk is small but it’s something known that we can avoid. if the woman catches this infection it is not harmful to her but may kill the unborn baby. Be careful anywhere cats are allowed to walk on surfaces and countertops as this can contaminate them.

One other thing, the picture of the baby that was aborted because they had cystic fibrosis isn’t a true story. It’s a fake story and the picture is from the funeral of a baby who unfortunately died. Also cystic fibrosis is terminal. T is never curable and you will die from it eventually.

I wish you ladies well in your life and your future pregnancies!


Somreeta Mukherjee November 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

This is an awesome article Jomol….apart from all the do’s and don’ts, what i loved most was the personal experiences u talked about. while the whole article is very informative, the personal part is very very touching. God bless u and your son :) thankfully, i came across this one while browsing through IMBB :D


Jomol June 2, 2010 at 5:15 am

Hi Anamika, thank you for liking this one….. :-) no its not true that sprouts can cause abortion. Sprouts are an excellent source of protein with a very high energy content, but moderation is the key, it should be taken as a medicine, two teaspoons of sprouts in the morning and two in the evening. You know the only thing that will happen if you consume a whole lot of sprouts is that you will feel like a balloon filled with gas :-( :-( :-( :-( , it won’t really cause any abortion.


Rati June 2, 2010 at 10:40 am


:hugleft: :hugleft:


Jomol June 2, 2010 at 6:04 am

Anamika, don’t worry about sprouts at all….its okay to have everything in moderation except pineapple and papaya (which can be had in the last month of pregnancy because they are an excellent source of vitamin A)….bless and love you too Anamika….. :inlove:


jasleen December 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm

in the US, doctors tell us that because sprouts are grown in a warm moist environment, they’re more likely to harbour e coli, samonella, and other harmful bacteria. these bacteria can harm the unborn child. therefore it’s best to avoid sprouts.


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