According to new study from U. K, pregnant woman prefer to follow their mother’s advice than to follow doctor’s guidance. Researchers from University of London talked to three generations of women, who experienced pregnancy. They interviewed women who gave birth in the 1970s, 1980s and 2000s.
The women said they knew their mothers and grandmothers when offer advice had their best interests at heart. Women who gave birth on 1970s, for them their mothers were the best source of information. But the mothers who were pregnant in 1980s and 2000 believes in taking mixture of advice, as they followed their mother’s advice along with that they had discussed it with their doctors, midwives and other health professionals.
What researchers have analyzed is, women who gave birth to babies between 2000 and 2010 had to evaluate a wide range of information from doctors, midwives, books, magazines , internet and also took a piece of advice from their families.
Hetty, from the 2000s generation said, she had tried to stop drinking tea because she had read on the internet that caffeine could cause miscarriages in the first few weeks of pregnancy. But later on, she she had taken her grandmother's advice that tea could help to reduce morning sickness. Then she just used to wake up in the morning and have a cup of tea, which really helped her.