7 myths about women's health
1. Heating a seat in a car is dangerous only for men's health
Not true. In fact, both men and women are not recommended to be in the car seat at the moment when it heats up. In women, this can provoke the development of inflammation and various undesirable formations in the uterus and ovaries. In men, a negative effect on the area of the prostate gland is possible. What is this happening for? The fact is that a certain frequency is used for electric heating of the seat, there is such a local overheating, which acts adversely.
On the other hand, a cold seat in early spring can also have a negative effect on health. How to be It is best to start the car, turn on the seat heating, then turn it off and sit on a warm chair.
2. If you use a swab in the pool, you can protect yourself from infection
Not true. Physiologically, a woman has such a structure of the perineum and vagina that closes access to a large amount of fluid. But, when a woman uses a tampon in the pool, water can flow through his “tail” into the vagina. Thus, an infection can enter the body much faster than without a swab. Not to mention the fact that when using a tampon, the vaginal mucosa is injured.
3. It is possible to give birth with a husband in Russia only under a paid contract
Not true. Recently, the role of men has greatly increased both in terms of supporting a woman during pregnancy, and in participating in childbirth. If we talk about large cities, more and more patients are examined in pairs before pregnancy, together they go to lectures on preparation for childbirth and subsequently go to double births.
There are changes in the healthcare system. Previously, twin births were possible only at the conclusion of a paid contract with the maternity hospital, but now a program has appeared that is tightly controlled by Rospotrebnadzor. Today, a couple can come to give birth in any maternity hospital using the compulsory medical insurance system. Permission for such paired births, as a rule, is given only to the husband (it will already be more difficult to take mom or girlfriend with him). In order to be present at the birth of the baby, the future father needs to undergo an examination and have the results of tests on hand - fluorography and a hospital complex (analysis for RW, HIV and hepatitis). Some maternity hospitals also require an ECG and a general practitioner consultation to make sure that the husband is generally healthy and that no troubles will occur.
4 more common misconceptions
4. Sex of the unborn child can be planned
Not true. To date, scientists have not proved the dependence of the sex of the child on any diets, calendars, age of spouses and other conditions. Meanwhile, very serious medical research was really carried out, because there are hereditary diseases that affect only representatives of a certain gender (for example, hemophilia, which affects only boys). And if the gender of the child could actually be planned so easily, it would be a solution to a serious medical problem.
In some cases, IVF preimplantation preparation and determine the sex of the embryo. This is done if the family has genetic diseases associated with gender.
5. Home pregnancy tests often give a false positive
Not true. All home tests and laboratory methods for determining pregnancy are based on the same principle - the detection of the hormone beta-hCG in the urine. The hCG hormone consists of two subunits - alpha and beta. Home pregnancy tests use only the beta subunit (beta-hCG), which is unique. It occurs in the body or only during pregnancy, or with diseases that are complications of pregnancy. Therefore, there can be no errors with a positive result of a home pregnancy test - subject to one important condition: if a high-quality test is used.
6. The work of the reproductive system does not depend on the lifestyle
Not true. For example, we all know that every healthy woman needs regular exercise. But, if you exercise too intensively and at the same time adhere to a low-calorie diet, this can most negatively affect the work of the reproductive system. One of the most common problems that arise with this lifestyle is menstrual irregularities. In turn, this can lead to a lack of menstruation, ovulation or the formation of functional ovarian cysts.
Another dangerous factor that can provoke ovarian dysfunction is the solarium.
In addition, stress, poor sleep and rest and nightly vigilance, prolonged computer work, as well as unbalanced nutrition and poor ecology, as well as lack of moderate physical activity are harmful to women's health. Pay attention to the calorie content of the daily diet: for a healthy woman 30 years old, she should be at least 1800 kcal.
7. Women in Russia began to give birth much later
Not true. If we talk about the average age of the modern woman in childbirth, it seems that the woman has matured. However, this impression is misleading. Official statistics tell us the opposite - 63% of women in 2012 gave birth before the age of 30 years. But men in 52% of cases became fathers over the age of 30. Doctors have the concept of "modal age", that is, the average age of women in childbirth. In 1999, the modal age was 21 years, in 2005 - 24 years, and in 2009 - 25 years.
Is it true that you can determine the sex of the unborn child by the shape of the belly of the expectant mother?
The shape and size of the abdomen, taste preferences, swelling and changes in facial features depend on so many factors. In particular, on the structure and size of the pelvis, on what kind of pregnancy it is. All this is very individual. Sometimes prejudice coincides with the fact - in this particular woman. But in general, all this is very relatively and not scientifically proven.