ODD PREGNANCY CHILD REARING ADVICE OR INFO HAHA

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MrsShelton217 - March 5

Okay, I found a thread like this on another board, and thought it might be fun for us too. Though most of us are in the early stages of pregnancy, I am sure that we have heard some stange advice from in-laws, grandparents, or even STRANGERS. This could bring a lot of laughs! Also, be sure to include where the "advisor" got the information that they gave you... (if you know) You would be surprised to see how far back some of this stuff goes. HAVE FUN!

 

MrsShelton217 - March 5

Okay, I will go first. I have several, but here is my favorite. My 98 year old great grandmother came to visit me while I was in the hospital on bedrest w/ my daughter. I was 23 weeks pregnant, and in labor. They were trying to stop my labor. My GGmother brought my doctor into the room to fuss at him for stopping my labor. She insisted, that even though the baby would be a preemie, it was still best to let it be born. Dumbfounded, my doctor asked her why she thought this, and she proceeded to explain to him that once a strong willed child sets out to do something (in this case, MY LABOR) it should never be discouraged. It could confuse the child. Which would "of course" make the child purposely procrastinate later on in life!!! We all though she was kidding. Much to our surprise, she wasnt! We all cracked up laughing anyway. She was HIGHLY offended. Bless her little heart! Needless to say... my labor was stopped. My daughter waited around a little longer, and was born at 31.5 weeks. Hey, she is almost 3 now, and BOY DOES SHE PUT STUFF OFF... Bedtime, bathtime, clean up time... Hey, who knows, maybe grandma was right! Hahaha

 

MrsShelton217 - March 5

Come on... where is everyone...

 

nikki2204 - March 5

hahaha..... that's so funny! I don't really have any yet---this is all very new to me!

 

lisarenee - March 5

I do not really have any yet...We have not told many people. Well, does this count? My inlaws tried to discourage us from having kids yet? :( They waited 8 YEARS after getting married. Of course, they are partiers, AND, they got married much younger than us. I will be almost 30 when I give birth. I understand the wait and have fun theory but I don't think my mother in law is thinking about the health risks of waiting. I want to be as young and healthy as I can for labor, and I want more kids! Arg, I could go on and on!

 

MrsShelton217 - March 5

 

MrsShelton217 - March 5

Okay since no one is posting.... I will give another one... You know how some people will tell you to drink casteroil or something like that to help go into labor.... well, I had heard this before.... BUT... I had a woman walk up to me at the grocery store, and saisd, just out of no where.... "When your due date gets close, you need to stop eating peanut b___ter." Then she walked off... I was dumbfounded. I had NO idea what she was talking about. I left my husband with the cart, and caught up w. her to find out what she meant.... She said that eating peanut b___ter has the opposite effect of the casteroil method... she said that it will KEEP you from going into labor... I just chuckled, and said, I'll have to remember that one.

 

nikki2204 - March 5

haha, that is weird! People kill me!

 

MrsShelton217 - March 5

I know it! I don't know where in the heck people come up with all of this. What aggravates me so bad is when people would come up to me when I was big and pregnant and say... "You still pregnant?" WELL.... DUH!

 

heather28 - March 5

That sounds like a "Here's your sign" moment. :)

 

lisarenee - March 5

This is probably a good question for the 2nd and 3rd trimester rooms. I bet they get alot of that!

 

frozenfeet - March 5

Ok, I got one. My younger friend had twins (she's a twin as well) and her mom gave her this advice. At 30 weeks, take your sheets off your bed and lay down a shower curtain and then put your sheets back on. If you water breaks in the middle of the night, it will stain your matress permenately!!! I don't know about you, but I can't afford a new king size mattress!!! I might feel like a little kid with a 'pee gaurd' but here's to saving a few bucks!

 

proudmommy4 - March 5

What I don't get, is apparently how you act and feel during pregnancy will affect the baby's personality!?! I was told cuz I was stressed the whole time with my 1st, that he was going to be a worry wart! He proved that theory wrong, lol. He doesn't have a care in the world.

 

heather28 - March 5

This may not fit in here...but. What's up with your tummy becoming public property? I remember that from my first pregnancy. Everyone including people you don't know come up and touch your tummy and say Aww When are you due? Hello, personal space!!!!!

 

charee - March 6

I cant believe the bathroom shower curtain!! I could NEVER do that, EVER. I already have a hard time getting comfy, and my dh whines about me insisting that we have a TOPSHEET! We would both not get any sleep with a shower curtain under us... I think they make plastic mattress protecters, but i couldnt even do that. My water never broke on its own- They had to do it at 7cm for me. If it breaks while im in bed- which i dont think it will- i will just clean it up i guess or somethin.

 

charee - March 6

Heres one for you! I was told that if you have heartburn a lot/ bad/ frequently, that you will have a baby with a LOT of hair, because THAT, my friends is why you get heartburn, because your baby is growing lots of HAIR! =) Cracking up right now remembering my coworker telling me this... Anyway, there were 2 of us pregnant at work both with girls and about 2 weeks apart (even though our babies are 4 days apart)- we were both pregnant with girls. I had HORRIBLE heartburn the entire 2nd and 3rd trimester, and she wasnt bothered much at all by heartburn- her baby HAD A HEAD FULL OF HAIR!!! And mine had some, not a lot.... who knows, is it because i am white and she is Latino? Who knows? Interesting though, that the lady was soo wrong! =)

 

charee - March 6

I was always VERY annoyed by my inlaws constantly trying to make us pick out a name, and then when i told them the name i really liked my mother in law said it didnt go with our last name! Today she says she never said that, and I love my daughters name! This time I am not even discussing the name with ANYONE until after the baby is born! It really aggrivated me...

 

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