Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #16

Dear Me,

I'm participating again here at
Thursday 13. Since I am pregnant, allow me to share these pregnancy myths with other pregnant moms out there.

According to a certain Dr. Eddleman, "during pregnancy, the best strategy is to take advice from friends with a grain of salt, but when it comes to the advice from your doctor you should really listen up."

Thirteen Myths About Pregnancy

  1. If you don't drink a lot of water, the baby will be dirty.

  2. It's not good to eat pineapple when you're pregnant because the baby will have scabies once born.

  3. If a pregnant woman raises her hands above her head, she'll choke her baby.

  4. A baby born with light brown birthmarks (known as cafe au lait spots), the mother drank too much coffee or had unfulfilled cravings during her pregnancy.

  5. Making mad, passionate love will induce labor.

  6. Those who deny a pregnant woman the food she craves will get a sty in their eye.

  7. If your baby's heart is low, you're carrying a boy. If it's high, it's a girl.

  8. A woman who carries wide, is having a girl. A woman who carried forward, is having a boy.

  9. If a pregnant woman has frequent heartburn, her baby will have a full head of hair.

  10. If a pregnant woman sees something ugly or horrible, her baby will be ugly.

  11. Taking baths is not good because germs could get into your vagina and be passed to the baby.

  12. If a pregnant woman's face breaks out, she is carrying a girl who will steal all of her mother's beauty.

  13. Eating the left-over food of a pregnant woman will make you sleepy

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1. amy
2. sasha
3. Qtpies7
4. Linda
5. I Was Born2Cree8
6. Prudence

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  1. Those are good. I had not heard of most of those..Good idea for a list!

  2. Those are true blue pregnancy myths most specially here in the Phils :)

    Happy TT!

  3. Most of those I have not heard before! But someone who denies a pregnant woman a food she craves DESERVES a sy in their eye!

  4. Sadly, I have heard of most of these, particularly ones where the mother does something to "mark" the baby. First time here--great TT

  5. Well, I've never heard of most of these, but then again, I've never been pregnant. Great list, rather funny.

    Come on over and check mine out.

    Happy T13

  6. "Making mad, passionate love will induce labor."

    --- Let me clear this one. Having sex during pregnancy doesn't necessarily induce labor BUT IT CAN HAPPEN. I've seen too many premature labors caused by intense love-making, and sadly most have led to miscarriages. You have to be careful with this one. A warning to all pregnant women out there.

  7. [all] - thanks for commenting on my T13! :)


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