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    Default Strangest Pregnancy Myth

    I was thinking the other day about the myths associated with pregnancy. What's the weirdest one you have heard?

    The most bizarre one I've heard is if you swallow chewing gum whilst you are pregnant it blocks off the placenta!!! Ummmmm ok...


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    That if you don't satisfy a pregnancy craving, then the baby will have a birthmark.

    To this day my MIL will say she remembers the moment she craved a strawberry and didn't eat it and that's why her baby was born with a strawberry birthmark.... Oh.dear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milly Molly Mandy View Post
    That if you don't satisfy a pregnancy craving, then the baby will have a birthmark.

    To this day my MIL will say she remembers the moment she craved a strawberry and didn't eat it and that's why her baby was born with a strawberry birthmark.... Oh.dear.
    Lol...my grandmother believes this too.

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    Hanging washing on the line, especially in the last trimester. My mum would freak out every time she caught me doing this, apparently it was a big no no in her time.

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    Not so much pregnancy but more baby related. "Having a baby will ruin your life". Wrong! Best thing I ever ever did.

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    When I got really bad acid reflux in my pregnancy a few people told me that it meant my baby would have a lot of hair.

    She didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kishimojin View Post
    Hanging washing on the line, especially in the last trimester. My mum would freak out every time she caught me doing this, apparently it was a big no no in her time.
    Yeah I had a few people tell me last pregnancy that I'd be strangling my baby with the umbilical cord if I hung the washing on the line lol.

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    these are hilarious! I'd never heard the gum one before!

    Mine were all the carrying baby ones, I.e. My back isn't very wide so I'm having a boy apparently (99.9% sure it's a girl in there!)

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    A friend was told by her mum not to go out in the sun or the baby would get burnt AND to take out her belly ring or it would imprint on the babies head :/

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    Ive heard something about having a pram in the house before bubs arrives is a bad omen?


 

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