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January 25th, 2010, 11:27 AM
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a piece of advice you've been given during pregnancy that you'd consider an old wives tale and how accurate would you consider it?
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January 25th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Oh this is an interesting question. I can't wait to hear answers.

With my last pregnancy I worked as a cook and I got a few burns on my arms and one of the girls there kept telling me I better watch it because everytime I get a burn it gives the baby a birth mark. My DD did't have any birthmarks, so I don't think it holds any truth.

Also about the heartburn and having lots of hair, I don't believe that either. It may happen, but I think only by chance. Everytime I have heartburn and mention it to someone they say "You're going to have a hairy baby"
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January 25th, 2010, 11:57 AM
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I get the heartburn one a lot - that because I have such bad heartburn I am going to have a baby with a lot of hair.

I get a lot of the "you are carrying in front/high/low it must be a boy/girl" whatever...I think every woman carries different and it has nothing to do with gender!
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January 25th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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The heartburn one I get a lot too.

I also heard not to raise your arms or else the baby could get the cord wrapped around their neck which I found to be hilarious!

Drinking coffee makes your baby hyperactive when their born. I seriously doubt that.
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January 25th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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I also heard that one ^^ i was told not to stretch with my arms up in the air because my baby could have a cord accident.
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January 25th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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I've been told not to raise my arms, or to cross my legs. If I cross my legs supposedly the baby will suffocate - really? Does he breathe out of my vagina?!
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January 25th, 2010, 12:49 PM
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I haven't had many comments honestly. Probably because strangers never talk to me and I don't have many friends
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January 25th, 2010, 03:55 PM
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Someone told me that my early spotting meant I was having a boy...it held true for ME but I highly doubt there is any truth to it in reality. I've heard the heartburn one and I have never had heartburn so apparently my baby thus far is bald...we shall see! That's all I can think of for now.....
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January 25th, 2010, 04:36 PM
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Definitely the heartburn one and the carrying high one!

But me being a hairdresser I get the one about not coloring your hair during pregnancy a lot too!
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January 25th, 2010, 05:58 PM
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oooh, the heartburn thing, I def. don't agree with! My DS had a fulll shocking head of hair when he was born (im talking stranger stopping hair lol) and I never had heartburn, my friend who was preggo same time, had heartburn 24/7, her baby? Bald as a cue ball lol

The carrying high=girl, carrying low=boy.. This has held true for me I carried VERY low with DS, and im carrying high with this little girl

I've also had people give me the 3rd degree about dying my hair, but I got it straight from the doc that its safe as long as you're not snuffing in the fumes, and the last dye I used was very gentle with no ammonia, and no fumes.

annnnd, a really funny one I heard, was if you poke your baby too hard, it creates a birthmark LOL
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January 25th, 2010, 09:46 PM
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I've been told not to raise my arms, or to cross my legs. If I cross my legs supposedly the baby will suffocate - really? Does he breathe out of my vagina?!
YOU WIN. OMG. Wow.

The biggest thing I ever hear is that because my DD is such a piece of cake (She was seriously one of the best babies, she didn't cry almost ever, nursed perfectly, etc) this baby will be awful and needy.
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January 26th, 2010, 06:47 AM
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I've been told that if you're having a girl, she'll take away your good looks. A co-worker and I were pregnant at the same time, both with girls. She had gained a bunch of weight (pre-e) in her hips, butt, and face. I gained only in my belly. A guy we worked with told her that she was definitely having a girl because she was no longer as attractive as she was before, and he refused to believe that I wasn't having a boy because apparently I kept my good looks.

I also went to an urgent care place for a bad cold when I was 38 weeks pregnant with Lily. The nurse there insisted I was having a boy because I was carrying low. She seriously wouldn't believe me when I told her I had several u/s proving it was a girl. The only reason I was carrying low that day was because I went into early labor a few days later- clearly Lily had dropped in preparation for delivery.
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