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Misconceptions During Pregnancy

Some Of The Questions Regarding Misconceptions

Q.
My mother and sister conceived only after 5-6 years of marriage and the first born in the family has always been a female issue, does that mean I will have difficulty conceiving and my first born will be a female?
A.
It does not necessarily mean, you will have the same problem. Most infertility problems are not hereditary and need complete checkup. Your first born may not necessary be a girl, it depends on the sex chromosome makeup of the foetus.


Q.
Family members blame me for having only female issues. Will using the Chinese calendar help me in choosing the sex of my baby?
A.
One sex chromosome is inherited from each of the parents. Father has XY chromosomes  and  mother has XX  chromosomes.  If the union result  in XX chromosome it will be a girl and if the union is a XY chromosome, it will be a boy. It  is the father  who decides  the sex  of the baby. Scientifically there are no proven results that using the Chinese calendar will help you choose the sex of the baby.


Q.
My husband feels that since he has no problem having sex, the sperm count must be normal.
A.
There is no co-relationship between male fertility and virility. Men with good sex drives may have no sperms at all in the semen.


Q.

As long as I breast feed the baby I cannot get pregnant again?

A. 
It is not true. Though breast feeding tends to postpone return of ovulation by maximum 3 months, ovulation will return eventually, but no one can predict when it will. Women should resort to effective contraception to avoid pregnancy.


Q.
Will my child be normal and healthy even if I don't show much?
A.
The development and growth of baby largely depends on the diet you have during pregnancy and not on the protuberance of the abdomen. Moreover USG (ultrasonography) can help you to ascertain the growth and development of the baby.


Q. Once a caesarian section always a caesarian section.
A.
Depending on the cause of caesarian section, in the 1st delivery, the second delivery could be a normal vaginal delivery in a hospital. However, if there have been two caesarian sections, the obstretician would prefer to do a caesarian section for the 3rd delivery.
 


Q.
Taking oral contraceptives after delivery will make me put on weight, rather than lose weight.
A.
Oestrogen hormone in the pill may cause minimal weight gain. Generally speaking weight gain is more due to psychological and sociology factors, rather than  adverse reaction to the pill.