Friday, May 27, 2011

Old Wives' Tales

My precious Mary Kay Director gave me the book "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" and in the chapter on week 15 it lists several old wives' tales.

Several of these I've heard, but others are a bit bizarre and I've never even heard of. Just thought I'd share them with you. :)

*You need calcium if you crave ice cream. (That's all the time for me! lol)
*Cold feet indicate a boy. (My feet have been the only cold part about me lately)
*A lot of heartburn means your baby will be born with a full head of hair.
*Refusing to eat the heal on a loaf of bread means you're going to have a girl.
*Dangling a wedding ring over your tummy indicates the sex of your baby.
*Your baby will be born with a hairy birthmark if you see a mouse while you're pregnant. (seriously!?!?)
*If you care out in font, it's a boy-- carrying around your middle means it's a girl.
*Eating berries causes red splotches on your baby's skin.
*If you perspire a lot, it's a girl.
*Taking a bath can hurt, or even drown, a fetus. (Although it does warn about soaking in a hot tub or spa)
*It's a girl if you crave orange juice.
*Stretching your arms over your head can cause the umbilical cord to wrap around the baby's neck. (Guess that's what my mom did...bc I was born w/it wrapped around my neck)
*If you carry high, it's a boy-- carrying low means it's a girl.
*Dry hands means you're going to have a boy.
*Craving greasy foods means your labor will be short.
*Craving spinach signifies you need iron.
*Your baby will be cross-eyed if you wear high heels. (Oh no, my child has no hope!)
*Your moods during pregnancy affect your baby's personality--even if you try to remain calm at all times, it doesn't mean your baby will be mellow. (This makes no sense)
*Using various techniques or substances will start labor. Do not try to induce labor by walking, exercising, drinking castor oil, going on a bumpy ride, using laxatives or having sex. (And I've heard of all of those....especially the walking one!) you have any more old wives' tales that weren't included in this crazy list? What are your favorites? Any that turned out to be true for you???

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I've heard of the wedding ring one, but it was over the wrist. I've heard a lot of them actually!! And, as you know, I don't know how accurate any of them are :) But one day I'll let you know!