Old wives tales...

Have you been nagged by mother or MIL or others about what to do and not do while pregnant?  So far, my biggest nagger is my MIL and thankfully she's doesn't speak english.  She has told me (through my husband) not to carry a purse, not to eat bananas, and not to get a manicure (I get manicures maybe four times a year, I'm pretty rough with my hands).  I've also been scolded for walking around my house too much during Thanksgiving Day and eating too much salad.  Of course, I mention this to my doctor who just laughed at the "older generation".  What other ridiculous to-dos and not-to-dos have you been told?

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 2:31 am
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prinncessjennifer
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My MIL said our dogs was going to eat our baby - not really a old wives tell but she is "older generation" Greek (and also sepaks little english) and it's pretty ridiculous :)

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 3:12 am
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I wasn't allowed to have our stroller in our house until the boys were born, FMIL refused to bring it to us (they bought it for us) but eventually let us have the car seats once I explained that we couldn't get the boys home from the hospital without them!!
Posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:10 am
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Luckily I haven't had any nagging from any of my families so that's good lol but there is one I remember hearing years ago that you're not supposed to stand in front of the microwave while pregnant. I don't know what harm it can cause to the baby, but I always make sure to stay away from it while it's doing its thing, just in case haha

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 7:32 am
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I have a family full of nurses........so you can imagine all the "health" things I hear about.  One is like, get over it and have coke and lunch meat, the other is like "what do you mean you aren't getting tested for that?!"  Anyone want one of them?  Or all of them? haha

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 12:36 am

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