Did Boomers Tell You This? Pregnancy Old Wives Tales That Are Completely False

Pregnancy is a time when many old wives tales and myths come to the forefront. While some of these tales may have some truth to them, others are completely false. Here are 11 pregnancy old wives tales that are totally false:

Carrying High or Low Indicates Gender

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There is no scientific evidence to support the idea that carrying high or low indicates the gender of the baby.

Heartburn Means a Hairy Baby

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Heartburn is a common pregnancy symptom and has no correlation with the amount of hair on a baby’s head. Case in point: my baby had a head full of hair when she came out and I didn’t have heartburn once.

Eating Spicy Food Induces Labor

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While spicy food may cause some discomfort or heartburn, it does not induce labor.

Lifting Arms Above Head Causes the Umbilical Cord to Wrap Around Baby’s Neck

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This is a myth with no scientific basis. Lifting your arms above your head will not cause the umbilical cord to wrap around the baby’s neck.

Eating for Two

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While it is important to eat a healthy and balanced diet during pregnancy, you do not need to eat twice as much as before.

Sleeping on Your Back is Dangerous

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While it is recommended to sleep on your side during pregnancy, there is no evidence to suggest that sleeping on your back is dangerous unless it’s in the late stage of pregnancy.

Cocoa Butter Prevents Stretch Marks

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While cocoa butter and other lotions may help moisturize the skin, there is no evidence to suggest that they prevent stretch marks.

The Shape of Your Belly Indicates Gender

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There is no scientific evidence to support the idea that the shape of your belly indicates the gender of the baby.

Drinking Raspberry Leaf Tea Induces Labor

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While raspberry leaf tea may have some health benefits, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that it induces labor.

The Ring Test Predicts Gender

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The ring test, where a ring is suspended over the belly, has no scientific basis and cannot predict the gender of the baby.

Morning Sickness Indicates Gender

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Morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom and has no correlation with the gender of the baby.

Woman is Furious That Her Husband Keeps Getting Takeout

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When we’re hungry and there’s nothing to eat, we usually get takeout. But what about when there’s a nice warm home cooked meal waiting for us? Do you think it comes across as ungrateful if a person continues to eat takeout when his wife put in the effort to make a nice home cooked meal?

Woman is Furious That Her Husband Keeps Getting Takeout

Many Wonder How They Survived Childhood With These Ridiculous Stories

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Let’s face it, we’ve all made mistakes. However, this Reddit thread asked what Redditors have done to make their own parents question their existence and the responses were hilarious!

Many Wonder How They Survived Childhood With These Ridiculous Stories

Are Insanely High Parenting Standards Making It More Difficult To Be A Parent?

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In a world where social media dominates, it’s easy to feel like we’re falling behind compared to many of the so-called influencers on social media. One woman shares her distress about how insane the parenting standards have gotten over the years, and virtually nothing she does for her child meets the standards laid out by online influencers.

Are Insanely High Parenting Standards Making It More Difficult To Be A Parent?

She Was Told She Excelled At Her Job Before Her Announcement, But Now They Said She Is Not Good At Her Job

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One woman complained on Reddit about her work situation after announcing her pregnancy. The original poster (OP) works for a sizeable company where she was promoted twice within five months…

She Was Told She Excelled At Her Job Before Her Announcement, But Now They Said She Is Not Good At Her Job

Does Your Child Hate Vegetables? 10 Ways To Make Your Kids Eat Vegetables

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Many children seem to hate eating vegetables. How can you make them eat vegetables? This list will give you some tips on how to make your children eat more vegetables.

Does Your Child Hate Vegetables? 10 Ways To Make Your Kids Eat Vegetables

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