6 Pregnancy Myths Revealed

Sex While Pregnant Will Hurt the Baby. Nope! Not true. Here’s the thing. First of all – no offense to your man – but he would have to have an EXTREMELY large penis in order to penetrate the uterine cavity where the baby is hidden. By extremely, I mean horse like. Secondly, sex is safe as long as you aren’t experiencing any difficulties. Some women don’t feel like sex when they are pregnant, and others feel more amorous due to the hormonal surges and heightened sensations in their pubic area. Many women admit to having an orgasm for the first time while pregnant.So go for it as long as your doctor hasn’t advised you otherwise.  Many women admit to having an orgasm for the first time while pregnant. So go for it!

Have fun with all the myths, secrets, and tales of pregnancy.

Heartburn Means a Hairy Newborn. Just recently the New York Times did a study that seemed to prove this fact. However, there were only 28 participants in the study which isn’t even close to an adequate control group. Yet still, many people believe that if you have heartburn while you are pregnant, you will birth a baby with a head full of hair. 71% of all women experience heartburn while pregnant due to hormonal releases that relax the sphincter muscle. And many of these women have babies with little to no hair. Your odds on this are about 50 -50 and increase if you are of black, Hispanic, or Asian descent.

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One Baby One Tooth. This myth began decades ago when women did not have proper pre-natal care. What used to happen is that women were deficient in iron and calcium. These two minerals are actually stored throughout life. While pregnant, a maternal deficiency meant that the stores would go first to the growing fetus leaving mom deficient, which could cause tooth decay or even loss. Today, this is normally not the case and deficiencies can be avoided by taking pre-natal vitamins.

There are plenty more where these came from. If you find any that cause you fear then check with your doctor and get the facts. Sure, there is some merit in the medical know-how’s of yesterday, but there is much more merit in the medical knowledge of today.

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6 Pregnancy Myths Revealed

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  1. Erin says:

    My mom and grandma don’t want me to find out the sex of the baby. They say, “When I was pregnant we weren’t even able to find out the sex until they were born.” My husband and I want to find out as soon as we can! Modern technology is a fabulous thing. Why not take advantage of it?

  2. Jenette says:

    I had horrible heartburn with my daughter. She was born bold. Lol. Now with my son I have horrible everything. I’m hairy.

  3. I’ve learned that scientifically, how babies are carried does not determine gender at all. Remember, babies move a lot. turning and all.

  4. Jessica says:

    I don’t get the one tooth one baby myth.. Does it mean that if the woman only has one tooth then she also has one baby?

  5. Kelly says:

    I had constant heartburn with all 4 of my pregnancies and all my babies were bald! This one so far has been the same with the heart burn and I am sure genetics will hold true too and I will have another bald baby 🙂 lol

  6. Alanna says:

    I’m having heartburn.. I guess we’ll see.

  7. Jessica says:

    I don’t want to know the gender of my baby until the baby is born. Most of my family is on pins and needles, wanting to find out (and I’m only 14 weeks along), so every time I’ve gone to a doctor, they are asking about the heartbeat and are just waiting to see how I will carry the baby! It’s funny to see all of their reactions!

  8. These were kind of cool and good to find out about.

  9. rashawn says:

    i had non stop heartburn with my son …he had a full head of hair…and this go round is worse

  10. Lindsay says:

    I had horrible heart burn with my daughter, and sure enough she had a full head of hair!

  11. sheenaholman says:

    Myths are still fun even if they arent true!

  12. gfeld says:

    Hilarious myths! Gave me a good laugh!

  13. Marilyn says:

    These are crazy! lol

  14. Bethany says:

    When I was pregnant the first time, the heartbeat was always high so my mother-in-law said that it would be a girl. We didn’t know the gender until the birth, and it turned out to be a boy. With this pregnancy, we’re also not finding out the gender until the birth. I think that people believe what they really want to in terms of wishful thinking for the gender that they would like.

  15. I never knew about the arms over your head myth that’s new to me and also the heartburn one hmmm…

  16. Dario says:

    She’s carrying high and Dr. says it’s a girl

  17. Tina says:

    I have been told about three of theses myths through my first three pregnancies. I am sure I will hear it again from the elders.

  18. Blessed says:

    I am SOOOOO glad that they explained the arms over your head myth! I just went to a doctors appointment this past week and I allowed my husband AND his mom to go along. When the doctor mentioned this myth, my mother in law tried to challenge him on that’s what she’s always been told and it happened to her, so she doesn’t believe it’s a myth. Talking about awkward! For the sake of the disagreement, I told her we’ll google it when we get home……

    So, I am so grateful to hear that this is NOT true, and needless to say…I’ll be going to all my other appointments without my mother in law present! (Is that mean?) lol!

  19. Dario says:

    I think its a boy…

  20. lindsey says:

    Well I may be a first time mom but I believe if these things are proven not to be true, then obviously they’re not true. Sometimes things happen out of the ordinary but that don’t mean every woman will be the same, almost all pregnancies are different. Just because these things have happened once before doesn’t mean it will happen the same way every time.

  21. Theresa says:

    with my 2nd pregnancy, i had zero heartburn and my daughter was born with a full head of hair. my 1st, I had heartburn every day and my son came out with half a head of hair (but he was a preemie)

  22. Marina says:

    They do sound silly.

  23. Karly says:

    With my first pregnancy I had almost no heartburn and my daughter had a full head of hair. My second, I pretty much lived off tums, and she was also born with a full head of hair.

  24. I had constant and nearly unbearable heartburn my entire pregnancy and my son was born with a tiny little tuft of blond hair smack dab on the soft spot on the top of his head.

  25. Marilyn says:

    I’ve always thought the myths were really stupid. My mother says a lot of dumb old wives tales and it gets pretty irritating lol. Example "If you crave pineapple, eat it or your baby will come out with a pineapple face." -_-

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