Pregnancy

21 Myths About Pregnancy That Turned Out To Be True

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Us ladies are pretty incredible. In just the very short span of nine months (even though it may seem like forever to us), our bodies form and carry a brand new human being. We supply nutrients to our growing baby via what we eat, and our bodies blood supply increase by an amazing 50 percent! The reason for the increased blood flow is to help support the uterus. Our bodies do great and powerful things! We give life and create a whole incredible new person that we love with all of our hearts and souls.

But pregnancy can be a crazy and wild ride for a lot of us! From morning sickness to swollen ankles, you name it; we’ve probably experienced it. Now when it comes to being pregnant, there are always going to be people out there that have something to say. Old wives tales, or myths, if you will abound. They swirl and whirl around you that you aren’t sure what to believe and what not to believe! Well, as it turns out, some of those myths? They’re actually true. Here are 21 myths about pregnancy that turned out to be true.

If You Want A Boy, Eat Bananas

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If you are looking to add a bouncing baby boy to your family, then stock up on those tasty yellow fruits! A study done in 2008, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society spoke to approximately 740 women. These were first-time moms-to-be and were asked to describe their diets over the year before they conceived a child. Based on caloric intake, they were then divided into three separate groups. The study authors found that basing it on caloric intake alone wasn’t what seemed to influence the gender. It was different kinds of nutrients that were doing it. Diets that were high in potassium, sodium, and calcium were all linked to boys. However, it is best to stick to a healthy and balanced diet. You could always speak to a dietitian if you want to learn more about what we eat and babies. They’ll be able to help steer you in the right direction.

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