On the morning December 26, a frightening solar eclipse will take over the skies. Since pregnant women oh-so-obviously must take extra care during this time, we list 10 precautionary steps for them
December 26, 2019. A day to be feared. That big yellow thing in the sky will so align with the ghostly white ball and create a frightening celestial wonder: A solar eclipse. Beginning 8:30 am Thursday, the skies above you will turn into a canvas screening a terrifying six-hour movie of the Moon covering the Sun. For us humans back on Earth, this will be a period of anxiety and perturb. Because, you know, radiation. Pregnant women, as beliefs passed from generations to generations say, will especially be a worried lot. Because, you know, radiation + pregnancy = all hell breaking loose.
But fret not. We’ve got you covered. If you’re a pregnant woman, here are ten things you should do to escape the December 26 solar eclipse’s apparently deadly effects:
2. Really, just nothing.
3. Don’t understand us? We’ll make it clearer: Just do what you normally do and do nothing extraordinary.
4. Remember what you did yesterday? Maybe just repeat that routine.
5. Hungry? Eat a delicious breakfast.
6. Feel like a walk? Take one!
7. Have chores to run? Well, run them. What’s stopping you?
8. Have to visit the doctor for a prenatal? Don’t miss the appointment!
9. Want to stay in bed and binge-watch movies? Go right ahead!
10. Okay, this one’s really important: If you’re stepping out, do NOT look at the Sun with your naked eye. And, pass this advice on to anybody you meet regardless of sex or stage of pregnancy. The advice applies to ALL.
FYI: The Sun does NOT emit some abnormal form of mysterious radiation during a solar eclipse. There is nothing to fear from a solar eclipse. The only precaution EVERYBODY must take is to avoid watching the solar eclipse with their naked eyes.