Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Terrible Advice For Pregnant Women Throughout History.

The lives of a couple expecting a child are full of anticipation and excitement. The thought of becoming parents is the most amazing thing for any couple, and welcoming a new life into the world, into their own lives, is overwhelming in itself.

So it doesn’t matter whether you are becoming parents for the first time or you’ve had children before, a list of dos and don’ts is always handed to you by others. Although admittedly, things do get messier for new parents compared to the more experienced ones.

Everyone's lives change from the moment you realize you're about to become a mother or father.

The happiness and excitement of welcoming a new bundle of joy into their lives is something out of this world.

Everyone's lives change from the moment you realize you're about to become a mother or father.

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But it also brings along a big pile of worries and anxieties.

Becoming a parent can have some unpredictable pros and cons. So naturally, you can't help but feel a bit nervous or really anxious. With all the advancements in medicine and technology, parents have a better idea on how to take care of themselves and their baby. But back in the day, would-be-parents were handed a big list of things to do and not to do.

Check out some of the bizarre things that pregnant women were asked to do in old days.

But it also brings along a big pile of worries and anxieties.

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#1. Smoking is healthy.

Smoking and healthy are two words that don't go with each other at all. Now a days, cigarette packs come with an advisory warning that smoking can be harmful to your health. But in olden times pregnant women were advised to smoke cigarettes. According to doctors, cigarettes helped to keep the weight of the baby down and also regulate the mother's bowel movements.

#1. Smoking is healthy.

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#2. Keep pretty things in sight.

Back in the day, pregnant women were asked to see only delightful and beautiful things. According to some elders, keeping pretty things in their line of sight would ensure that the baby in the womb would be equally pretty. They thought whatever the pregnant lady saw would have a profound effect on a baby's appearance.

#2. Keep pretty things in sight.

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#3. Attentive towards the food intake.

According to the myths in ancient times, expectant mothers were advised to take great care of the food they were ingesting. Usually women were told to consume warm and dry foods, along with large quantities of red wine while waiting for their baby to arrive.

#3. Attentive towards the food intake.

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