10 Old Wives’ Tales About Pregnancy & Childbirth

When I was pregnant with both of my girls, I would get comments from friends (and sometimes, even strangers) about the things they knew to be true. “You are carrying low. It’s for sure a boy!” and, “Oh you have bad heartburn? So did I, and my baby had TONS of hair!” These old wives’ tales are funny and often debunked by the medical profession. Although, many women swear by some of these “truths” when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth.

Read through and see what you think!

  • Time to call the dentist!

    Time to call the dentist!

    Funny, even my dentist told me there was a little truth to this one! I had some dental problems after one of my pregnancies. What about you?

  • Get those hairbows ready!

    Get those hairbows ready!

    I can personally attest to the truth behind this one. I had terrible heartburn with both girls and they were both born with tons of hair!

  • It's a girl!

    It's a girl!

    Is your little one bunched up right under your ribs? This old wives’ tale claims it’s a girl!

  • It's a boy!

    It's a boy!

    If you are carrying low, chances are, it’s a boy! (Some say!)

  • Is your hubby matching you, pound for pound?

    Is your hubby matching you, pound for pound?

    There’s not much scientific evidence to back this one up, but chances are Dad is gaining a little extra weight, what with those late-night milkshake trips and all!

  • Squeak, squeak!

    Squeak, squeak!

    This one is centuries old, but carries little truth. (Kind of creepy, eh??)

  • What the moon says...

    What the moon says...

    Hospitals are packed with laboring moms during a full moon. What do you think? Any truth to this one?

  • If you like pina-coladas...

    If you like pina-coladas...

    Well, you’ll have to settle for pineapple when pregnant. Some women say this works. I ate like four pineapples one night and it didn’t do anything for me. :)

  • How about Italian for dinner?

    How about Italian for dinner?

    Did this one work for you??

  • Monday's child...

    Monday's child...

    The song goes…

    Monday’s child is fair of face,
    Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
    Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
    Thursday’s child has far to go,
    Friday’s child is loving and giving,
    Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
    But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
    Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

    Any truth in this one??

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