Pregnancy Myths Busted at Wyeth ProMama: MAMA Yes, You Can!
Last week, I was in Lolo Dad's in 6750 and was also one of the mommies invited by Wyeth Nutritio...
Last week, I was in Lolo Dad's in 6750 and was also one of the mommies invited by Wyeth Nutrition to discuss different topics on pregnancy and debunk some of the most common myths. Having attended the event, I realized that being pregnant in the past with my two sons, I was misguided with a number of myths or "kasabihan ng matatanda" about my pregnancy. I didn't 100% believe in them, but I still followed anyway because "wala namang mawawala."
Myths such as how to know the gender of my baby just by looking at my physical changes. If I'm darker with a big namamaga nose, then it's a boy, otherwise, it's a girl.
Some of those weird myths I followed, but still not believed them, were:
I could not sit at the staircase because I might have a miscarriage
I should not wear any necklace or put a scarf around my neck because my unborn child might be strangled by my umbilical cord.
Did you hear the same things or maybe you have additional myths you were told while you were pregnant too?
While in attendance to Wyeth Nutrition's ProMama press conference, these were some of the myths debunked by celebrity hosts and pregnancy experts:
When you're pregnant, you have to eat for two.
You can't run, swim, or do yoga for the benefit of a baby's health.
Coffee can increase your risk of miscarriage.
These may sound logical; but believe it or not, these are some of the most common pregnancy myths around. Once you’ve announced your pregnancy, you’re sure to be bombarded with homespun advice from family, friends and even strangers who base their beliefs on hearsay or accepted ideologies.
So how do you distinguish fact from myth?
Listening to Wyeth ProMama’s team of Fit and Fab Mamas Amanda Griffin-Jacob, Delamar Arias and Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion is a good place to start. The team is joined by respected pregnancy experts Dra. Christia Padolina and Dra. Angel Bandola, who are tasked to empower expectant moms against pregnancy myths and misconceptions. The road from feeling fat to being PHAT – pregnant, hot and trendy— begins now.
|Fit and Fab Moms Amanda Griffin, Delamar Arias and Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion with pregnancy experts Dra. Christia Padolina and Dra. Angel Bandola on stage discussing about pregnancy and debunking some myths.|
“Pregnant mothers hear things like ‘You can’t exercise’ or ‘You can’t travel because it may harm your baby.’ These are things that confuse first time moms, making them believe that there are so many ‘Can’ts’ during pregnancy,” says ProMama product manager Gino Anonuevo.
“One of the biggest pregnancy myths is that a mother’s life should take a backseat to her child’s. When a woman’s belly grows, the mom may begin to feel more like a vessel than a woman. Many give in to the mindset that beauty, youth, and energy—all those things that make up a woman’s femininity—are no longer theirs.
“This doesn’t have to be the case. Expectant mothers can say, ‘Yes!’ to a lot of things that they feel or have heard they can’t.”
Delamar who’s part of a popular radio show, doesn’t let morning sickness or hormones tone done her natural exuberance and humor in hosting her program;
|Delamar with her fan, myself, taken after the event. |
She's one of the fit and fab mom hosts and I adore her!
“It’s our goal for pregnant women to live and love their pregnancy,” says Amanda. “Every pregnancy should be celebrated; women should feel nurtured by doing the things that can make them feel confident. Being fit and fab during pregnancy should be every expecting mother’s goal!”
To a fit and fab pregnancy
Wyeth Nutrition, makers of ProMama, understands this, and wants every woman to fully enjoy the journey of pregnancy. A nutritional milk drink designed to support women—and not just the unborn baby—during pregnancy. ProMama focuses on the life giver to address the needs of both mother and child.
“The fulcrum of each family is the mother. Without her, the family would fall apart—emotionally, mentally, physically, psychologically. Wyeth Nutrition fully acknowledges these values with ProMama, the milk that takes care of mothers so they can take care of their children,” says Anonuevo.
Only ProMama contains the Pro-Nutri Builders, ingredients that support the health and development of both mother and child during pregnancy. These include Maternal Immunity Enhancers like Beta Carotene, which has antioxidant and immunostimulatory properties, and Vitamins C, E and A, which also helps promote good vision and cellular growth.
ProMama, which is available in Vanilla Delight Flavor, has only 15 percent of calories from fat. Just two servings of ProMama daily can help promote appropriate weight gain during pregnancy.
Yes You Can
The road to dispelling the biggest pregnancy myth of them all is now on the rise – and Wyeth Nutrition hopes that expecting mothers will eventually embrace the value of putting effort into looking and feeling great during pregnancy.
“When I was pregnant, nothing stopped me from doing yoga, wearing heels, hosting my TV show, travelling and even wearing a bikini. I enjoyed life as much as I enjoyed my pregnancy and it paid off. My 2 boys are happy and healthy,” shares Amanda. There’s nothing quite like experiencing motherhood firsthand.”
“When moms are healthy and happy, so are their babies—even while they’re still in the womb. Moms should not be afraid to say 'Yes!' to form-fitting clothes, traveling to experience the world, wearing heels, and even exercising. Getting through the roadblock of feeling fat to feeling pregnant, hot and tempting aids in a healthy, beautiful pregnancy," adds Amanda.
About Wyeth Nutrition
Wyeth Nutrition, formerly Pfizer Nutrition, is part of Nestlé S.A. Wyeth Nutrition develops premium-quality nutritional products scientifically-designed to meet the needs of infants and young children, pregnant and lactating mothers, and adults. As pioneers in infant nutritional science, our mission is to provide the best nutritional support for future healthy outcomes. For nearly a century, Wyeth Nutrition has leveraged scientific research, world class manufacturing and product safety standards to drive scientifically-sound solutions that offer parents confidence, help nourish children and support their healthy futures. It employs the same level of excellence in delivering nutrient-rich products to adults.