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Child-Bearing Myths That Are Fake

Having your own tiny human feels like a miracle. After all, it is a long 9 month journey to there! In the beginning of this new ride of your life, you’re excited. However, eventually your happiness seems to fade away. How? By people’s unnecessary guidance which half of the time doesn’t make any sense! You think it’ll end when you have the child but no, you’re sadly mistaken. Once you have the baby more suggestions start pouring in.

The 5 absurd advises people give you!

 

OILING HAIR = BABY SLIPPING

We kid you not. Even in today’s time people believe if a pregnant woman oils her hair, it’ll lead to her baby slipping in the stomach. Makes no sense whatsoever right? But many still follow this myth. When asked what’s the logic, they have no answers except for just don’t do it. Let’s laugh over those who have kept their hair oil-less for 9 months and afterwards will have no time for some ‘me’ time till at least 1 year.

EATING HABITS TELL GENDER

What Science is in this, we’ll never know. Apparently if a woman craves for sweets then she is expecting a boy but if she craves for something spicy then it’s a girl. Who needs ultrasound? This at- home remedy is good enough to let you know the sex of the child!

THE FACE YOU SEE DURING PREGNANCY

The baby looks like the person you frequently see during your pregnancy. Does this mean that all the biology  can go down the drain? there is no such thing as genes and DNA? We are surely binge watching some Fawad Khan dramas when we get pregnant!

DON’T LAUGH WHEN THE KID PASSES GAS

Everything the little human does is adorable be it him pooping or just sleeping. He is adored! So, the recent opinion making rounds is, ‘Do not laugh when the child passes gases because that will result in him getting a stomachache’. When asked, what and how? There were two common answers,‘Baray kehtay hain’ (elders say so)and the second answer, which still made a little sense, keeping in mind mothers are so protective about their children, ‘Don’t know but my mom told me. I don’t want my baby to be in pain in case this is true so that’s why I just follow this advice’. Maybe this is how myths go on for years! Use the other person’s weakness and take full advantage of the opportunity.

KEEP THE BABY AWAY FROM MIRROR

The little angel should not see his own reflection, but why would anyone want to deprive him or her of the cuteness? The logic behind this is well, when the child sees his or her’s reflection they will vomit. At the same time , people say that infants have no such vision and cannot see anything except for black and white in the beginning. Hence, when their vision is not developed properly, how can they recognize themselves? And even if a child does, why will he or she vomit? Can anyone please answer these queries?

Many advises that are showered upon the pregnant women and mothers have no logic behind them. People just love giving their two cents on everything under the sun. What are some of the ridiculous instructions that you’ve come across?

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