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More Old Wives Tales


In this advanced world of science and technology, many of us still cling to beliefs passed down from generation to generation. Here are some more old wives tales relating to pregnancies and babies.


Many beliefs abound regarding the sex of the baby. If you are carrying the baby high, it will be a boy, and if you are carrying low, it will be a girl. If you are carrying the baby in front, it will be a boy, if you are carrying the baby wide - if your belly expands from all over, it will be a girl. But these are all old wives tales with no scientific basis.

It is also interesting to note the observations of various researches conducted on pregnant mothers. Those who guessed their child's sex based on old wives tales were a little over 50% accurate, while those who based their guesses purely on intuition and dreams were 71% accurate!

Cute babies

Every mother wants to give birth to a cute baby. Looking at photographs of cute babies is somehow supposed to help you have a cute baby as well. Naturally this makes no logical sense at all, but it doesn't harm, does it? After all, who doesn't enjoy looking at photographs of cute babies? So if you are expecting, a good place for you to start would be to cast your vote at the baby photo contest! You could also get a calendar of baby photographs and place it in your bedroom, so the first thing you see every morning when you wake up, and the last thing you see every night, is the photograph of an adorable baby.

It's also said that eat everything 'white' if you want to give birth to a fair baby. Drink lots of milk, and stay off tea and coffee. Although doing so may not help change your child's genetic makeup, the lesser the amount of caffeine you consume, the better.


Aversions

Another old wives tales says that if you develop an aversion during pregnancy, it is likely that your child will develop a similar aversion - only, hers will be longer lasting than yours. Mohini felt nauseous every time she would smell onions frying during her pregnancy. She soon overcame this after giving birth, but her 24 year old daughter, to this day, cannot stand the smell of frying onions. "It makes me sick!" she says. Is this just another old wives tale? Could there be some truth to it, or is it just coincidence?

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pamela.4 years ago
Thank to you doctor Deva lakshmantemple@gmail.com for helping me to get back my happiness after many years in trying to get a baby and even my mother in law want me out of my husband house because of not been able to give birth to a child for her son until you cast a spell for me and told me that i was going to get pregnant i never believe i was going to be able to get pregnant until now i want to say big thanks to you Dr.Deva i was put to bed last month and so i am happy to tell people about your work.
 
 
 
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Bhumika.7 years ago
Better think about wat you prefer and may be u'll get the same.. :)
 
 
 
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mala.7 years ago
very intersteing read
 
 
 
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int.7 years ago
chines calendar does not work either
 
 
 
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