pregnant myths

There’s still prevailing myth that pregnant women should not exercise during pregnancy. I see comments like that on my Instagram every time I post a picture at the gym. Not only is it alright to keep fit during pregnancy, doctors now know that doing so has a positive impact on both the mother and baby. Your abdominals and core need to be strengthened throughout pregnancy, it helps with carrying the baby before term and also aids in labor, delivery and recovery after. Of course, there is always need for care and common sense when working out, and even more so when pregnant. Consult with your doctor on which exercises are best for you. For me personally, keeping fit has made this pregnancy such a joy. I’m a big fan of the medicine ball, it’s a great underused tool for good core strength and can help increase your heart rate. Especially while pregnant I’ve found it helps relieve backaches and improves my posture by strengthening and toning muscles in my back and thighs. #StongMom #PregnancyFitness

Can you get pregnant from semen in your mouth?

Someone asked us

Can u get pregent from sperm in ur mouth

Nope! You can’t get pregnant from having sperm in your mouth. And this is true whether you spit or swallow. You can, however, get an STD from giving or receiving oral sex, even if sperm isn’t involved at all. So make sure you’re using condoms and/or dental dams if you’re diving down under. And read up here on how pregnancy happens so we can wipe out myths like this one for good.

-Chelsea @ Planned Parenthood