Restrictions?!

Hi, Wanna know if anyone experiences cases where the elders have strange advices on your food intake and how you handle them? For example, I was told NOT to eat the following foods/fruits that are recommended to have during pregnancy and to EAT the food where is it not recommended to have during pregnancy The DONTS by Elder - anything sour - kiwi - strawberries - yoghurt -bird nest - don’t drink too much water The DOs and OKAY by Elders - cold ham - papaya - LOTSSSS of durian (they say don’t be worried, I won’t get diabetes) - best to only eat apple and pear for fruits (really like only this two fruits for 9 months?!) Not saying I’m going to follow what the elder say, but I’m definitely will not be comfortable doing what I do usually with them around as I will be nagged and blamed for. How do you handle and manage all this “restrictions” given by the elders? Of cos one way to tackle this issue will be consulting the Gynae if the above foods are good to eat !
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Their advices might not be 100% true and it's not scientific proven. Gynae will advice no durian intake as that will result to diabetes. It's best to listen but don't need to follow. I listened and
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Perhaps bring her to your next gynae visit and ask the gynae to clarify in her presence. Would do that if I were you, because I’m a little mischievous. :p
You shouldn't put too much faith in them. Sometimes their advice has no scientific basis.
Agree! Ultimately I will still fall back to my Gynae for the best advice 👍🏻
I think you shouldn't take the advise too seriously and not affect your mood. Do the right thing. Maybe you can find some article or YouTube videos to educate them that what is good for pregnancy.
Yeah initially I felt quite upset from receiving all these kind of comments from them because I am probably more paranoid than anyone else in my family in ensuring the food I’m eating is good and fine for the baby. Besides educating them myself, I feel that they should all go and visit the Gynae tgt with me- so the gynae can educate them as well haha.
I experienced this too, what's more ridiculous is my own parents would have a set of rules and my in-laws have their own different set of rules haha. It's impossible to please everyone. You yourself k
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Thankfully I have very supportive parents and they trust that whatever I’m doing meant well for the baby! Thanks for sharing your experience and advice ! ☺️