wat r the wives tales u have been told about pregnancy?

Samantha - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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i want to get my hair cut,im 6mnths preg and some women say that its bad luck!!! lol....wat other ones have you heard????

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Hope - posted on 07/19/2009

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Alot of people look at my daughter and is amazed how how much hair she has..and they seen her with a lot of hair as a new born..she;s almost 17months now..and they ask if I had a lot of heartburn. I said the only time I had heartburn is if I hate something that triggerd it like a hamburger which I had cravings for but after I found out I had gestational diabetes I had to stop eating them. I had to watch my diet. But at any rate I don;t believe that is true about having a lot of heartburn if the baby has hair my sister I think had heartburn and both her babies were bald. And I've cut my hair when I was pregnant and I was fine so was baby.

Sheena - posted on 07/10/2009

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This is what i've heard.... If your carrying low, its a girl. High, its a boy (not true). If you have heartburn the baby has lots of hair (true) If the baby has a high heartbeat its a girl (not true) my son was in the 160s and hes a boy lol Ive also heard you are all belly with girls and gain all around with boys (true for me & 90% of my friends). I have never heard of getting your hair is bad luck... I got my hair highlighted and cut twice after my 1st trimester. The doctor said its perfectly safe! You can also get pedicures just without the massage if your furthur along, it could put you into labor. I also heard eating spicy food, walking, bouncing on a ball & having sex puts you in labor-not true @ ALL! all my friends tried all of those and it didnt work! The baby comes when they are ready!!! Also alot of ppl say the 1st pregnancy you go late. I went RIGHT on time. You cant believe everything you hear! Good luck, Its very fun & labor isnt as bad as everyone makes it seem! Just get an epidural! :) Have Fun!!

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Melonie - posted on 07/23/2009

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Do it now while you still have free time on your hands!I was told if you have bad idegestion you will have a baby with alot of hair.Not true!!!!!Good-luck!

Nicky - posted on 07/23/2009

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when i was pregnant with my 2nd the midwife listened to the heartbeat,even b4 we knew ,she said she could tell what sex it was just by listening to the heartbeat,she told us that it was a girl,apprently girls heatbeat are much faster then boys they are more sluggish,anyshe was right my daughter is now 17mths old...

Michelle - posted on 07/23/2009

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I didnt have heartburn and both my babies had hair.....i carried high with 1 and all round with the other and heard that they both mean girls i had 2 boys... if u carry on the right its a girl and on the left a boy i carried 1 on the left and 1 on the right..If u raise ur arms above ur head the baby will get caught up in the cord....u shouldnt dye ur hair unless using herbal hair dye....craving sweet means a girl savoury a boy....Eating fresh pineapple can put u in labour.....hanging ur wedding ring over ur bump on a strand of hair if it spins round it a girl if it swings from side to side a girl and if it does both twins.....i could go on ive heard loads most of them are untrue...well in my case they were.

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Oh my...

-Don't lift your arms above your head, it will wrap the umbilical cord around the baby's neck.
-Don't lift heavy stuff, it will make your milk dry up.
-High/low=boy/girl. WRONG! : )
-Eating strawberries will give them a red birthmark.
-If a pregnant woman sees something ugly or horrible, she will have an ugly baby.

So silly! All I know is I had great hair and great skin while pregnant, and nobody ever agreed if I was high or low...hehehe!

I like this person's solution to people telling you what you're having:
So what are we to do about those well-meaning busybodies who are so eager to "help" us? If it's an unimportant thing like telling you, "it's a boy for sure!", the best response is probably a smile and a thank-you, or a "well, we'll see...". If you want to confuse them, of course, you can always say, "well, we know it's going to be a boy because I ate an apple while standing on my head the Tuesday before he was conceived. Thanks anyway."

Jocelyn - posted on 07/11/2009

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Quoting Kayla:

actually i had horrible heartburn through my whole pregnancy i even had to sleep sitting up and my boy came out bald and is still bald so its not completely true that the baby will have a head of hair if u have bad heartburn


same thing happened to me, horendous heartburn and my son was completely bald!  he didn't get hair for 8 months! lol 



and i've  heard the ones like, carrying high its a girl, if you like the heel of the loaf of bread it will be a girl, if your nose swells it will be a boy, and (i can't quite remeber which is which) but if you have bright neon pee it's supose to be a girl ( although my multi vitamin does that to me lol)



ive also heard that if you gain weight everywhere (as opposed to just bump) that it will be a boy (my first certainly did that lol and it was a boy)

Tasha - posted on 07/11/2009

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I'm carrying high...its a boy...had lots of heartburn well I'll see his hair when he gets here. :) I always heard don't cut your hair but I did and I colored it and I've permed it with a previous pregnancy AND it was the best perm I ever had. hmmm...Don't stand in doorways when your pregnant...otherwise the baby will hang out in "your doorway" during labor....LOL.....I've also heard don't braid your hair...something to do with the umbilical cord....I've heard a lot wives tales but now that i want to type them I can't think of them!!!

Kayla - posted on 07/10/2009

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actually i had horrible heartburn through my whole pregnancy i even had to sleep sitting up and my boy came out bald and is still bald so its not completely true that the baby will have a head of hair if u have bad heartburn

Samantha - posted on 07/10/2009

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wow they are all so interesting ...thankx n keep em coming!!! lol some are quite funny so thankx 4 th laugh...

Lynlee - posted on 07/09/2009

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The ones I have heard are that if you are carrying low then it will be a boy, carrying high it's a girl - theoretically because a boy is more independant so he stays further from the mum! Also if you crave for savoury foods when pregnant it will be a boy, for sweet things it will be a girl. There is also a tradition held by the Maori people in NZ that you are not to cut your hair while pregnant. I cut my hair but didn't dye it as I went as chemical free as possible while pregnant.

Mandy - posted on 07/09/2009

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you are aloud to color your hair if you are past 12 weeks but you have to be careful because you will either pull up to quickly of slowly. I am a hairdresser and thats what i learned

Angela - posted on 07/09/2009

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not to cut and colour your hair, if you were all bump at the front then you would be having a boy (but if you were quite round - front and back, you would be having a girl), if you had weird cravings then it was going to be a boy (if you had normal/no cravings then it was going to be a girl), if you stepped in manure, you had to have 2 glasses of water to 'cleanse' the manure from you or else you were going to have a bad start to motherhood.......these were a few that were told to me....wives tales DEFINETELY!!!!

Allison - posted on 07/09/2009

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I have been told by many people that if you have lots of heartburn during your pregnancy that you baby will be born with hair on there heads. I had killer heartburn during both my pregnancies and both my boys came out with mops of hair on there heads, so maybe there is some truth to that one.

Kayla - posted on 07/09/2009

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My doctor told me to cut my hair when i was pregnant she said if u were gonna cut ur hair that was the time to do it cuz if u didnt like it your hair grows back really fast when ur pregnant i was also told and so was a friend of mine that it was fine to ye your hair as well depending on what stage ur in.

Mandy - posted on 07/09/2009

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i have been a hairdresser for 7 yrs and when i was pregnant it was hot and i mean very hot ( well maybe i am over reacting lol ) i was pregnant the whole summer and it was horrible my hair was down to the middle of my back and two weeks before i delievered i was just talking about it and my manager and my coworkers were telling me that i will regret it when i see the pictures so me being stubborn i did it anyway and boy did i regret it lol. My son will be 2 next month and i still have it short only because it is less to handle but takes more time to fix because i can't just put it into a pony tail any more. But do what you think is right for you

Charlene - posted on 07/09/2009

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i have never heard of that lol. i had my hair cut. i no you not suppose to dye it. iv heard you not to have a pram in the house before you have the baby my mam wouldnt let me keep it she kept it in hers lol then brought it into my house when my baby was born. i cant think of anyothers i know theres loads lol. good luck and congrats.

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