We’ve all been stopped by strangers or had well-intending family members make some weird claims about our bodies during pregnancy, here are some of the silliest!
Belly Shape-If your belly is shaped like an egg you’re having a girl, if it’s shaped like a basketball you’re having a boy. This one has more to do with torso length than gender. If you have a short torso there just isn’t much room for that baby to go but out so out it goes.
Milk-Some say if you drink a lot of milk while pregnant your baby will have lighter skin. Is dipping cookies in milk how I turned out freckled?
Gender Dreams-Apparently if you dream of your baby it will be the opposite gender than what it was in your dreams. So what if you dream that the doctor popped your uterus like a balloon and a paper falls out that says, “Sorry, no baby. Better luck next time?” (Yes, that happened! But baby was in there after all and is now a “super fun” teenager!)
Hair-We’ve probably all heard that a lot of heartburn means you’ll have a hairy baby and some say there is actual proof to that one, that the hormones that cause hair growth and heartburn are related. I used to think that one was silly but I actually had the worst heartburn ever with my last baby and check out this hairy little gorilla:
Heels-Wearing high heels will make your baby cross eyed. I can thankfully say this one didn’t happen to any of my five! I love my heels and wear them until the wonderful swelling sets in and I just can’t get them on and then I cry.
Baths-You can’t take a bath while pregnant or your baby will drown. I’m just sad that we even ever worried about this one.
Height-There are claims that if you cut your baby’s hair before their first birthday they will end up being short.
Leggings-Don’t wear leggings while pregnant if you don’t want your baby to have a flat head!
Water-I’ve seen multiple claims that you need to drink a lot of water so your baby has clean amniotic fluid and doesn’t come out dirty. Mmmm-kay.
Running-Another silly one is that if you run while pregnant your baby will be afraid of heights. Might make more sense to claim baby will have to be jogged to sleep since they’d be used to so much movement.
Oranges-Eating a lot of oranges while pregnant will cause your baby to have large pores. Pregnant women must never eat oranges then because I’ve never seen a baby with anything but smooth, baby fresh skin that needs to be kissed.
Mice-Probably the silliest one I’ve come across…if you see a mouse while pregnant your baby will have a hairy birthmark. I am glad to say I can’t prove this one right or wrong because I’d rather just not see a mouse no matter what.
What are the silliest tales you’ve heard!?