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Anyone else ever here of this?

I dont believe this but my hubbys aunt told me if you raise your arms ova your head or go to reach for some thing that is above your head that the cord would wrap around the babys neck! I dont believe it!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Aug. 31, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • never heard of this...
    mommytobrooke

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 6:35 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Err.... if that were the case, my baby must've been strangled a bazillion times....
    I think this is some sort of weird myth - or something she just got stuck in her head, I've never heard of this..
    K_Sawyer

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 6:39 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • yep...its a wives tale.

    I've heard it for sweeping too...sweep the floor and the cord goes around the neck.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 6:43 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • 100% true. Do NOT ever raise your arms higher than your shoulders!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:44 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • No it's NOT true! It's an old wives tale and there is absolutely no scientific evidence to back it up!
    bethany_smith

    Answer by bethany_smith at 6:48 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Yeah I've heard of that, I guess it's an old wives tale. There are lots of them, we could get out of all kinds of house work if we believed in all of them! lol
    robinann5

    Answer by robinann5 at 6:49 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • my moms a firm believer in it but every doc iv talked to said its not true!
    ashleywilkerson

    Answer by ashleywilkerson at 7:06 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • haha thats an old wives tale! I had an 80 year old lady tell me that!
    stickyfingers

    Answer by stickyfingers at 7:16 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • well since your arms and the umbilical cord have nothing to do with one another, i am going to go with old wives' tale
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 8:13 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

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