Will Science Let Pregnant Women Do ANYTHING?

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As cute as babies are, most aspects of pregnancy seem like the worst kind of torture you could inflict upon yourself. You can't drink, you can't smoke, you can't eat sushi or unpasteurized cheese. Parts of your body will never be the same. Plus you have a TINY HUMAN growing within you. Who knows what you're about to pop out. It could be the next Mother Teresa...but it could also be the next Donald Trump.

Science is constantly telling pregnant women what they can and can't do, but it's hard to know what's a real threat to your future bouncing bundle of joy. What we think we know about pregnancy is constantly changing. Some studies say moderate drinking isn't dangerous, but many health organizations urge pregnant women not to drink at all.

Not to mention the fact that every culture says something different about what's safe. In Japan, sushi is considered healthy during pregnancy. In the U.S., it's not. How do you know what's right?

Here's just a slice of how confusing the latest research on what you should and shouldn't do while pregnant can be: