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    I'm assuming this a myth... because it sounds rediculous!!! but i just want to double check...

    My mum said that I shouldn't reach too much above my head, ie stretches, cleaning, painting etc.... She says it can affect how tight the umbilical cord is around the baby....

    I laughed when she told me cause it sounds stupid - but i'm checking anyway....

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    Haha i haven't heard that one before!

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    I've heard this one

    Eta. Sorry did you actually want an honest answer? No it's not true.

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    I havent heard that before!

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    Yeah I've heard not to hang out the washing because stretching and reaching above your head can wrap the umbilical cord around the babies neck. Sounds like a complete load of rubbish to me!

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    Yep, it's an old wives tale

    But hey, if you can convince your partner it's true, it's a great way to get out of hanging the laundry out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillynix View Post
    Yep, it's an old wives tale

    But hey, if you can convince your partner it's true, it's a great way to get out of hanging the laundry out
    My hubby would of just used the dryer

    Cord around the neck, happens in about 20% of pregnancies actually helps to stop a prolapsed cord- awesome

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    Doh wrong thread......

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    Nah it's not true. Mums do yoga and all kinds of things in their pregnancy.

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    That was one of the first things my Aunty told me. My next visit at my Ob I asked lol and he looked at me strange and told me it was very untrue.


 

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