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!
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
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.
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?