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What's the dumbest pregnancy myth you've ever heard?

SO I went to my hubby's work yesterday and one of his co-workers asked me why I was still driving when I was 37 weeks preggo, apparently he didn't I think was allowed to. Brought to mind all of the dumb things people have told me over the years so I want to hear your stories.

My favorite was while I was pregnant with my first son, after we got our ultrasound CLEARLY displaying a boy a co-worker (male of course) told me not to paint the nursery until I was over 6 months because the penis could still "fall off" and I'd have a girl.


Asked by Slinkee at 7:15 PM on Dec. 11, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Stupidest one that I heard was that if you are hungry again within a few minutes of eating chinese food, than you're having a chinese baby. Of course, I was hungry again after eating a tuna sandwhich, so I was apparently having a fish.

    Answer by LokisMama at 7:20 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • lol lmao

    Answer by butterscotch297 at 7:20 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I would be able to tell you some if i wasnt trying to think about it. this is my 3rd pregnancy so i have heard a couple. let me think about it a min and I'll get back to you.
    BTW that one is pretty funny. well they both are actually

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I always heard it was bad luck to set up the nursery til you were 7 months (of course I waited until then, though!). LOL! Also have heard that pregnant women weren't supposed to be on ladders or even stepping stools! Heard that one a LOT while I worked at WalMart, but I only used the 3-step ladders. Hmmm....Can't remember what else, but I've heard A LOT!

    Answer by srhmldndo at 7:22 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Actually my penis did fall off. lmao..Well the umbilical cord was in the right place to make me look like a boy sooo they didn't know I was a girl until they had me..
    Dumb pregnancy myths i've heard:
    Holding a string over your belly with a ring over it to determine the sex...Yea..How is that even logically possible?
    If your all belly then it's a boy. I proved that wrong because I got some ass, hips and all the above in my pregnancy.
    You crave sweets with a girl and sour foods with a boy...It's all lies!!!
    The heart beat determining the sex..I proved that one wrong also.
    Techniques that will induce your labor such as castor oil, Rasberry leaf tea, acupressure etc..They won't.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:23 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • I always liked the one about not putting your arms over your head cause the cord would wrap around the babys neck.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 7:23 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Oh yea and if you put your hands over your head the baby's cord will get around their neck..

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • The dumbest one I heard was when I was playfully jiggling my preggo belly and some lady yelled at me to stop cuz it would cause deformations and birthmarks. Uh WHAT?!

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 7:24 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • Where have you been Maryle? wth? lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • i like the drano predict gender.. yup i tried and yup it lied!

    Answer by mrsfarris at 7:27 PM on Dec. 11, 2008