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February 21st, 2013, 03:20 AM
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What is the craziest advise/opinion/wives tale you have heard so far about being pregnant, birth, and or the baby?
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February 21st, 2013, 03:34 AM
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Let's see...

Do not ever cross your legs...you'll tie the baby's cord around it's neck

Do not walk up and down stairs after giving birth no matter if you've had a normal birth or a c-section.

I know there's a few more I can't think of right now...way too early in the morning, lol!
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February 21st, 2013, 05:24 AM
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Oh my! I hadn't hear of those. I don't really have any, but am so curious now.
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February 21st, 2013, 05:29 AM
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I've been told not to lift my hands over my head because it will tangle the cord....
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February 21st, 2013, 05:40 AM
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It's not exactly an old wifes tale but during my first pregnancy i told a doctor (a 75 year old OB with a thick Russian accent) that I was going to have my baby placed directly on my chest when it was born. He said, "that is ridiculous! how do you think your baby is going to get warm?" I wanted to say, how do you think you got warm when your mom popped you out in some field in Russian a million years ago???? But I stopped myself.

I have not heard so many old wives tales but I do find that some people can be very negative about your plans for your pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

I have heard that I won't be able to breastfeed because my boobs are too small (wrong)
I have heard that i would need a c section because my hips are too small (wrong)
I have heard that I would change my mind about no epidurals once labor started (wrong)
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February 21st, 2013, 06:01 AM
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I've been told not to lift my hands over my head because it will tangle the cord....
Just last week, I kept telling my pregnant friend, "every time I lift my hands over my head, I quickly pull them back down again. I vaguely remember hearing not to do that during pregnancy, but I can't remember why?!" She had never heard of it. I'm glad you posted this so now I don't think I'm going crazy
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the craziest..... that if you dont take your pre natals your baby will be bald
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February 21st, 2013, 11:27 AM
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I have heard that I won't be able to breastfeed because my boobs are too small (wrong)
I have heard that i would need a c section because my hips are too small (wrong)
I have heard that I would change my mind about no epidurals once labor started (wrong)
Or how about... once a c-section, always a c-section. (WRONG!!)
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February 21st, 2013, 11:34 AM
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I have heard that i would need a c section because my hips are too small (wrong)
My doctor told me this cause I'm petite but said he'll let me try a natural birth since that's what I wanted but I tried pushing her out for a couple hours and she was no where near close to coming out so I had to have a c-section. I really wanted a natural birth.
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February 21st, 2013, 12:08 PM
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Peeing in draino will tell you the gender of your baby (based on color change)
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February 21st, 2013, 04:54 PM
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My doctor told me this cause I'm petite but said he'll let me try a natural birth since that's what I wanted but I tried pushing her out for a couple hours and she was no where near close to coming out so I had to have a c-section. I really wanted a natural birth.
You can def have a VBAC, but you have to find a provider who truly will support you. Many will say, "Yeah, I'll support you in a natural delivery or VBAC.", but when it comes to the day, they don't. Many factors play into why you couldn't push the baby out and one of them is malposition. When women are put on their backs, are folded in half, and told to "push", and it actually makes the pelvic opening smaller. Hopefully, you'll find a dr who can support you and get the delivery you want.
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