Ten Old Wives' Tales About Pregnancy

Old Wives' Tale #2: Urine Testing (3/11)

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Old Wives' Tale #2: Urine Testing (3/11)

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This is one old wives’ tale that’s actually dangerous to consider. For years, expectant mothers have mixed their urine with Drano, predicting gender based on the color of the resulting liquid. There’s no consistent consensus as to which color indicated which gender, so staring into a greenish, bluish, or brownish bowl of liquid still gives you complete interpretation freedom. Most disturbing, however, is that the combination of urine and Drano poses a threat of fumes and explosion. This is one tale not worth pursuing.

Next: Old Wives' Tale #3: Heart Rate Decoder

17 comments

By kirsty435 on 03/23/15 at 11:29 am

Some people seem to think that when you're pregnant you have to look dowdy and not show off your bump, but I think that's an old wives' tale too. My bes  ...

By RebekahTanaka on 06/16/13 at 9:56 pm

I also recommend the PREGNANCY MIRACLE GUIDE as a GREAT pregnancy/women's health resource!

By Harmony93 on 08/21/12 at 2:05 am

My boyfriend loves to tell me putting my arms above my head is gonna wrap the cord around babies next now I have something to rub in his face..