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Old wives tales?

I'm just curious to hear some. lol My mom told me once that if I reached above my head the baby's cord would wrap around his neck. Of course this didnt happen, but again, I just wanted to hear others.

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loving_mom7

Asked by loving_mom7 at 7:36 PM on Jun. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • if you keep crossing your eyes or making that face it will get stuck that way. lol!
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:43 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • I was told I was too short to deliver vaginally.
    MoonLover06

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 7:50 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • My MIL told me I had to get rid of my cats because they would smell the milk on my son's breath and suck the life out of him. I still have both my cats and well...my son is still living too...lol.
    KaylasMiracle

    Answer by KaylasMiracle at 8:02 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • lmao too short???? never heard that one!!
    loving_mom7

    Answer by loving_mom7 at 8:13 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • I'm too short = baby too big. Guess who told me this? My OB.
    MoonLover06

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 8:15 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • I only know of ones when I was pregnant ...

    If you have heartburn, your kid will have a ton of hair
    If you carrying all out in front, it's a boy; if carrying on your sides, it's a girl (this was true for me)
    If you're sick a lot in the 1st trimester, it's a girl
    Your cat will suck the breathe out of the child
    ap9902

    Answer by ap9902 at 8:17 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • One that pops in my head is rubbing a potato on a wart, then walk backward so many steps (can't remember how many) towards the woods and throw the potato in the woods the wart will go away. There's actually truth to this one. Something in the potato makes the wart go away, but I think some of the otc remedies work better!

    Most, or some, old wives tales actually have scientific reasons why they work. Of course, they didn't know this back in the day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:19 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • i was told not to squat down or my babies head would crack open!
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 8:28 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • aah yes I was told to never let my cat near my baby because it would suck the breathe out lol
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 8:28 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • LOL! Owl_Feather that is ridiculous. That's actually one of the best positions to labor and deliver in.
    MoonLover06

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 8:29 PM on Jun. 7, 2009

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