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Widi Mulia: An advocate for smart pregnancy

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 3 2010   /  10:46 am

Courtesy of Widi MuliaOnce the editor-in-chief of a health magazine, singer Widi Mulia is now embracing another challenging health-related job: Encouraging women to be smart about their pregnancy.Her new job as the government’s ambassador for pregnant women has been keeping Widi busy but also happy, with one of her main tasks being the dispelling of pregnancy myths. “Most pregnant women believe too much in hearsay,” says the member of trio Be3 (previously called AB Three), who’s now in her 30 weeks pregnant. “Most of the times, they take myths [about pregnancy] seriously without getting professional advice from doctors or finding a scientific answer from somewhere else,” she adds. Many myths exists around what should be eaten, or what kind of exercise can be done during pregnancy, Widi says, which make pregnant women, especially those living in modern cities, over-cautious du...