SURVEY: 78% of Women Use Google to Answer Their Pregnancy Questions

If you have ever been pregnant, you have more than likely turned to Dr. Google for advice, and according to a new study, you are not alone. Whether you are a first-time mom or a mom of five, sometimes you need answers – now. It turns out, though, it is common for women to ask Google for their pregnancy-related questions.

Vitabiotics Pregnacare Vitamins conducted a study of 2,000 women to understand where women are getting their advice and what they are asking. According to Yahoo! Sports, it turns out,78 percent of women are asking Google their questions, whether it be about where to find maternity clothes or weight gain during pregnancy. Many moms-to-be also searched for what vitamins they should take while pregnant and needed to know how long morning sickness would last.

56 percent of the soon-to-be moms in the study said that instead of asking questions in real life, they went to For more than half of the women, Google was more than just a place to find answers, it was a lifeline.67 percent said they felt like they could ask the internet embarrassing questions they otherwise felt uncomfortable to ask.Surprisingly, during an age where social media is vastly popular, not many women turned to social media for help with questions or general information – only 17 percent, actually. Second in line with the internet, only 51 percent of soon-to-be moms asked their midwives or health care professionals for advice. In third place – your own mom! Only 34 percent of women asked their mom for insight into their pregnancy-related questions.

According to the study,women will ask the internet four different questions daily while they are pregnant.The top question pregnant women asked was for and then many also wanted to know how big their baby was at the time. But just because many soon-to-be moms turned to the internet for their questions doesn’t mean they were satisfied with the results. A whopping78 percent of women said some answers were conflicting. 15 percent of women said the advice was very different online than what they had heard or were told.Additionally, 63 percent thought pregnancy was a tough time. It only makes sense that 87 percent had unanswered questions about pregnancy.

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