is raising your arms above your head bad during pregnancy ?
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I had a few people joke with me about that wive's tale when I was pregnant because I was always moving like crazy with dance moves that invovled my arms over my head during our spring show but I was never told anything serious about it.....little girl is fine.
Johnny - posted on 02/07/2012
Myths like this are started by women like me. I have hubby convinced that cleaning cat litter is dangerous for women who are not only pregnant, but breastfeeding and trying to conceive. It has given me 4 years cat litter free :))
Charlie - posted on 07/09/2010
No its a myth , a pretty funny one life would be VERY hard if that were true LOL , your umbilical is in no way attached or affected by your arms .
You do have to be careful not to lift heavy weights but dont worry about lifting your arms over your head .
Geralyn - posted on 07/09/2010
Who the heck are these old wives that make up such things??? Probably wives that didn't want to lift a finger while they were pregnant... I am not sure how the mom lifting her arms above her head has anything to do with what the umbilical cord is doing....
I am up for making up some new old wives' tales... against some things that I absolutely don't want to do..... I don't mind lifting my hands above my head, but I HATE laundry.... or cooking dinner these days....
My new old wives' tale: Don't stand in front of a hot stove, because it will heat up the amniotic fluid and stress the baby. Order take out instead.... lol. I like this!
I was teaching school when I was pregnant. I did all sorts of things... raised my hands, stood on chairs, carried heavy boxes...baby is fine. I did have some older teachers tell me not to raise my hands (I was in the hallway hanging up student work) so I think it's one of those old wives' tales. Doc never mentioned it to me.
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