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There are many myths associated with eclipse and pregnancy. There have been several false believes existing in the society regarding universal phenomenon and pregnancy. Here let us understand some of the FAQ's .
Can stepping out of the house during an eclipse be dangerous for a pregnant woman?
As per the myth, a pregnant woman must not step out during an eclipse as it is said to cause deformity in the baby. This is one of the most common myths persistent in almost all the suburban as well as rural areas. There haven’t been any evidences that support the fact and it has been proved that there is no harm caused to the baby if the mother steps out of the house during eclipse.
Will looking at sun directly on an eclipse with naked eye cause any harm to the baby inside the womb?
In some parts of the world, it is believed that if a pregnant woman sees the sun with naked eye during an eclipse, the baby inside the womb gets harmed. Well, science doesn't support the baby getting harmed but if you watch the sun with naked eyes, your eyes might have to bear the aftereffects. It has been scientifically proved that due to this phenomenon, some of the UV rays can enter your eyes and can even cause blindness. You can certainly see the eclipse by using the glasses specifically designed for this purpose.
Should all the cooked food be thrown out at the time of eclipse?
Many people say that a pregnant woman must not eat the food cooked on the day of eclipse. Well, this is just a myth and has no base at all.
Will the baby have a left clip if the mother watches a lunar eclipse during pregnancy?
This is another ancient myth being passed on from generations to generations. It is believed that lunar eclipse is actually a bite on moon's face. If a mother watches this during pregnancy, the same thing happens to the baby in her womb. Well, it's nothing but merely a myth. Cleft lip is caused by blend of genetic and environmental factors, planets have no role to play here.
Don't follow such myths. Get your facts cleared before following any belief that has no base of existence.