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Readers Respond: Pregnancy Myths and Old Wives Tales

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Updated August 17, 2009

Old wives tales

I read the tales and of a girl and a boy and well I have a Lil of each symptoms so I can't point it towards a boy or boy? Find out shortly
—Guest Patricia

a old tale that really works!!

Hi if u wanna know what ur having it's simple easy and results are really amazing and real.. 1st u need one of ur rings or any ring, get a thread and put the thread n side ring hold above ur stomach u must ly down with legs straight and not crossed, then hold still and ur ring will be either going like a swing or in circle if it's in a circle ur having a girl if back and forth then it's a boy! This myth is so true and real.. :)
—Guest janice

Back to Back pregnancies

What's the old wives tales bout if u just had a baby n that baby's advancing fast that mean ur pregnant again. Do anyone know bout that one?
—Guest Leslie

birth marks

In my culture they believe if you look up at the full moon then touch a spot on your body, that your baby would have a birth mark in that same area. I did it with my daughter, and gave her a beauty mark on the righy side of her nose.
—Guest mom of 3

Boy or Girl

The needle and the chinese calendar both said boy for me, the ultrasound says girl. I'll believe the ultrasound.
—Guest Nim

first time

Well this is my first pregnancy and I don't know anything about being pregnant am 18wks and 1days
—Guest sarah

Boy or Girl ?

I heard that if you crave more sweet stuff then its a girl , but if you crave moree meaty stuff is a boy , i still dont know what im having im 7months pregnate & im craving soo much sweet , hope is a girl
—Guest Jessica


They say if you dream about wiping a lot of poop you are pregnant I dreamt in november but got pregnant around january.
—Guest Precious

Needle/ ring

The needle over left wrist has worked for me multiple times... The needle works when you are either pregnant or not and recounts and foretells in order gender and how many. The wedding ring over the belly (not needle) WHILE pregnant tells same thing.
—Guest Amanda

Pop pop fizZ fizz

If you pee in a cup and add a spoon of baking soda if it fizz like a coke its a boy if it stays flat its a girl mines said boy I'm 9 weeks only time will tell
—Guest Chris


I was told that if you dream of silverfish you are pregnant.
—Guest Melissa Reason

boy or girl

A friend told me if the woman did most of the "work" in the bedroom it will be a boy. If the man did the most of the work, a, girl.
—Guest kathy

Belly Button

My friend told me that before she was pregnant, she could stick her finger in her belly button and move it around and feel it below her waist. When she got pregnant, she did it and couldn't feel it anymore. Sure enough, she was pregnant.

Bald baby

I heard if you hold your stomach while your pregnant your baby will come out bald. This is a southern wise tale.
—Guest Guest Jackie


they told me that if you go in the ocean in early pregnany the baby will slide out..
—Guest kk

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