From back in the golden years, old wives tales, has been the subject of talk, especially by the superstitious, and the uneducated. With so much talk about town, is there any truth to all this mysterious talk about pregnancy, getting pregnant, and determining the sex of your child? With so many saying going around, I decided to find out where some of them started, and how they came about; not that I had much luck in finding out how they got started. I did find that although fun to read; according to most people that have actually tried some of, or all of the tales, they really don’t work.
Here are just a few of the old wives tales that I ran across, hope you enjoy:
If you get heartburn a great deal the baby will have a full head of hair.
If you hold a chain over your belly with your wedding band on it and it swings back and forth it’s a girl. if it spins in circles its a boy.
Some say not to take a bath while pregnant because it will wash germs up into your uterus.
Your not supposed to eat spicy foods because it can cause premature labor.
If you look at your left eye and you see v shaped veins on the white part your having a girl
Pick up a key. If you grabbed it by the top part its a boy, by the teeth its a girl
If you have had previous children you can tell by their first word. If they say mama first you’ll have a girl.
If they day dada first its a boy.
If you take the mother’s age at conception and the year of concepts and both are either an odd number or both is an even number it’s a girl. If you have an odd number and an even number it’s a boy.
This one is for before you try to conceive. If you eat a lot of salty foods before conception it will be a boy. if you eat sweets a girl.
While trying to conceive if you put a wooden spoon and pair of scissors under your bed and a pink bow under your pillow you’ll conceive a girl.
If you are carrying a girl you will be crabbier. if your carrying a boy you’ll be happy and smiling.
Castor oil can induce labor. This one causes severe stomach cramps, and most say it certainly does not work, for inducing labor.
A good way to keep from getting pregnant is to wear a spoon between your knees. Common sense tells us, we can’t walk either, if we have anything between our knees.
On getting pregnant: If the male does all of the work, then you are going to have a boy. If the female does all the work, then you are going to have a girl.
Do not touch your self anywhere if something scares you. They said it would make a scar on the baby. Like a patch of dog hair or a mark.
Not suppose to be reaching over your head. They said the cord could
get wrapped about the babies neck.
Had to have hot water ready when baby was born.
If you carry the baby high it is a boy or low it is a girl.
There was one about the heart rate of a baby. Higher or lower told if it was a boy or girl.