Being pregnant is something every woman thinks of with a lot of feelings. Mixed with the feeling of achievement and pride is the underlying feeling of doubt and apprehension. Plus the body changes a bit and hormones too play havoc with your state of mind. No doubt, women face a lot of changes during pregnancy and taking with your doctor helps. But when you are pregnant, you are bound to be bombarded with information from all sorts of people. Such information however well meaning can lead to confusion.
Here Are Some Of The Most Heard Pregnancy Myths And The Truth Behind Them:
The position of intercourse helps glean the sex of the baby and this can also be predicted by the way you carry the baby: Both of these thoughts have no basis in truth. It is the X or Y chromosome that comes from the sperm of the father that determines the gender of the baby. The way you carry the baby will depend on the position and size of the baby.
If you have lots of morning sickness, then you are carrying a girl: Though most experts believe that this is just old wives’ tale some studies have shown that a good percentage of those mothers suffer from really severe morning sickness have had girl babies. But there is no solid evidence that can guarantee this. But since we really do not know the actual cause of morning sickness some believe it is due to increased level of hormones and it is more likely that women carrying female children may have more of the HCG hormones.