I am a science person. I can’t help it, I love facts and figures and studies and graphs. And while I’ve been told that babies are not so much into the science, I can’t help but try to bring science into my pregnancy. One such area has been the Old Wives Tales. There are about a million of them and while I think most of us assume they are myths, there are others (like my mother-in-law) who are completely certain of their veracity.
When we found out we were having a boy, I started paying a little more attention to these old wives tales. You know how much I love to prove my MIL wrong. And if you don’t, then just trust me, I love it a lot.
I don’t give much credit to myths about strings hanging over bellies or calendars that predict the sex of a baby based on the month of conception, mostly because I have a better grasp on science than that and am a total stick in the mud, but there are others that I really wasn’t sure of. In my mind it seems logical that being pregnant with a boy would come with perhaps a slightly different mix of hormones than being pregnant with a girl.
Except that so far all but one myth about boy pregnancies that seemed like it might have a credible hormonal component has been totally false for me. Which is frustrating because these are all the myths I WISH were true. Sigh. Without further ado, these are my 6 greatest lies myths (and 1 truth) about being pregnant with a boy.
What myths about pregnancy with a boy or girl have been true for you?
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