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Pregnancy ‒ what is allowed and what is taboo?

It has also probably not escaped your notice that since becoming pregnant you have been receiving a number of well-intentioned tips and advice from grandmas-to-be, knowledgeable mother-in-laws and enthusiastic friends.

Of course you do not need to follow all this advice. However, there are some things which are really good for you and your unborn child. At the same time, there are other things which you should avoid at all costs ‒ for the well-being of your baby.

We have put together the most important dos and don’ts for you, so that you can experience a pregnancy which runs as smoothly as possible and allows you to enjoy the anticipation of bringing your child into the world.

Things which you are allowed to enjoy during pregnancy:

The dos: No. 1 ‒ Healthy diet

Ensure that you have a varied diet and that you supply your body with optimum levels of folic acid, iodine and other important micronutrients.

And treat yourself to food which is healthy and which you particularly enjoy. You can find out more about this under Nutrition during pregnancy.

The dos: No. 2 ‒ Light sport

Do light sport and make sure you get and about in the fresh air. This will get your circulation going and boost your vitamin D production. Calmer sports, such as walking, swimming, yoga and Pilates are now ideal for you. You can find simple Pilates exercises especially for pregnancy here.

The dos: No. 3 ‒ Sexual intercourse

Sexual intercourse is also allowed during pregnancy. If you feel the need for sexual intercourse and desire intimacy with your partner, you can certainly yield to this. It is completely harmless for your child. And ultimately a happy mum leads to a happy baby.

The dos: No. 4 ‒ Air travel

You are allowed to travel and even board a plane when you are pregnant. At least during the first few months of pregnancy. Seek advice from your doctor if you are planning to travel.

Most airlines allow pregnant passengers on board up to the 34th week of pregnancy.

The dos: No. 5 ‒ Calm & relaxation

Ensure that you get enough sleep and relaxation. A soothing massage from your partner is a good way to relax, for example.

The dos: No. 6 ‒ Put your legs up

Are your legs becoming heavier and fatter or are you perhaps suffering from varicose veins? Then it is now important to put your legs up frequently and to drink plenty (as paradoxical as that sounds).

You should avoid the following during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period:

The don’ts: No. 1 ‒ Nicotine

Of course smoking is generally unhealthy. During pregnancy and the breastfeeding period, however, it is pure poison for your child. It is essential that you quit smoking!

The don’ts: No. 2 ‒ Alcohol

Even if an occasional glass of red wine is supposed to be good for your vessels, consuming alcohol during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period can damage your child in his/her growth. You should thus strictly avoid drinking any alcohol!

The don’ts: No. 3 ‒ Certain foodstuffs

During pregnancy, you should avoid raw meat and fish. You should likewise steer clear of raw milk as well as cheese made from raw milk (these products are subject to labelling). These foodstuffs may contain listeria which would be harmful to your unborn child.

So, you can only enjoy sushi, tiramisu & Co. again when your baby has been born. You can also find information on proper nutrition during pregnancy from our food pyramid.

The don’ts: No. 4 ‒ Sports with a high risk of injury

Movement is healthy! However, when pregnant you should avoid sports with a high risk of falling or injury. These include horse riding, skiing and all contact sports such as ball games.

The don’ts: No. 5 ‒ Too much unhealthy snacking

Ensure you have a completely healthy diet during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period. If you consume too much fast food or too many sweets, you are not really doing you child any favours. An unhealthy snack every now and again is OK, but try to exercise restraint.

The don’ts: No. 6 ‒ Stress

Stress and the hustle and bustle of daily life increase your inner tension, which then transfers to your baby. So ensure that you take frequent breaks, breathe in fresh air at an open window and do not put yourself under pressure.

The don’ts: No. 7 ‒ X-rays

A doctor will always check if a patient is pregnant or not before taking an X-ray. This is because X-radiation can be harmful to your child. If it is possible to postpone an X-ray, you should schedule it for after you have given birth.

The most frequent questions on this topic

Auf welche Vitamine und Mineralstoffe kommt es in der Schwangerschaft besonders an?

Folsäure, Vitamin B12 (das "Helfervitamin" der Folsäure), Vitamin D3 und Jod sind ganz besonders wichtig für die Entwicklung des werdenden Kindes. Da die Folsäure ein sehr empfindliches Vitamin ist und der Mineralstoff Jod in unseren Nahrungsmitteln nur unzureichend vorhanden ist, sollten diese beiden Mikronährstoffe während der Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit der Nahrung zusätzlich zugesetzt werden. Die Versorgung mit Vitamin B12 wird schwierig, wenn man sich fleischlos bzw. fleischarm ernährt.
Vitamin D3 wird mithilfe der Sonneneinstrahlung in der Haut gebildet. Mit diesem Vitamin sind die meisten Menschen in Deutschland unterversorgt, gerade jüngere Frauen sind besonders betroffen.
Zum einen hat man einfach nicht die Zeit, sich ausreichend an der frischen Luft aufzuhalten und zum anderen wird bei jedem noch so kurzem Sonnenbad ein Sonnenschutzmittel verwendet, das die Vitamin-D-Produktion verhindert.

Darf ich bei einer Jodtherapie Folio®forte bzw. Folio® zu mir nehmen?

Solltest du Jod aufgrund einer speziellen Therapie schon zuführen, ist eine zusätzliche Aufnahme über Folio®forte oder Folio® in der Regel überflüssig. Besprich in diesem Fall mit deinem Arzt die Einnahme von Folio®forte jodfrei bzw. Folio®jodfrei.

Darf ich bei einer Schilddrüsenerkrankung Folio®forte- oder Folio®-Tabletten einnehmen?

In der Regel kann auch bei einer Schilddrüsenerkrankung - mit Ausnahme einer ausgeprägten Schilddrüsenüberfunktion - zusätzlich Jod aufgenommen werden, wie es in  Folio®forte oder Folio® enthalten ist.

Da jedoch individuelle Gegebenheiten berücksichtigt werden müssen, solltest du die Anwendung eines Folio®-Produktes auf jeden Fall mit deinem Arzt absprechen und ggf. auf das entsprechende jodfreie Präparat zurückgreifen (Folio®forte jodfrei bzw. Folio®jodfrei).