(Closed) What’s your favorite pregnancy “Old Wive’s Tale”?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
1084 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m not pregnant but I love listening to older women giving their reasons for why they know a coworker is carrying a boy or a girl. 

Post # 5
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think the ones that try to predict the sex of the baby are kind of funny. Like if the woman is carrying high vs. low, or if her butt gets rounder or flatter. I think there is also one about tying her wedding band to a string and letting it hang over her belly and whether it starts swinging left/right or up/down  that determines it. 

Post # 6
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

what’s a stye? and deny her what? Is it bad that my mind immediately went into the gutter?

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

interesting. πŸ™‚

Post # 9
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love the ones about how pregnancy cravings are all tied to something your body is craving nutritionally.  So if you want ice cream, you need calcium; if you want pickles, you need sodium.  I’m pretty sure when I want pizza now it’s for the same reason I wanted pizza 6 months ago, but I tell my husband it’s because I’m nutritionally deficient of some mysterious pizza vitamin.  He always gives in.   πŸ™‚

Post # 12
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know if this counts, but when my aunt was TTC my grandma kept telling her to take multivitamins because “there’s a baby at the bottom of every bottle”.

Post # 13
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mom has one that she swears by: If you pass your due date, eat Kraft Mac and Cheese with A1 sauce mixed in. You’ll go into labor within 24 hours. She was told that when she was pregnant with my older sister (it worked for her), and it has worked for everyone she knows who was overdue! 

Post # 15
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Also, the one about how most women give birth under a full moon. πŸ™‚ I can’t think of any more right now but I used to know loads. Also, the one about the wedding band is, you put your wedding band on a string or necklace chain, lay flat on your back and position the ring RIGHT above your navel. Hold perfectly still and the chain will start moving. If It moves back and forth, you’re going to have a boy, if it moves in a circle, you’re going to have a girl. πŸ™‚ 

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