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Old 14 March 2011, 07:25 PM
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Icon97 Pregnancy myths

Old wives' tales and maternity go hand in hand. But often the advice isn't backed up by science.

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My favorite pregnancy myth? That if mom raises her arms over her head and stretches, it'll pop baby's arms out of the sockets... wrap the cord around the neck... you name it. Bad things befall moms who dare to stretch and ever so slightly compress their uterus for just a couple seconds.
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My favorite pregnancy myth? That if mom raises her arms over her head and stretches, it'll pop baby's arms out of the sockets... wrap the cord around the neck... you name it. Bad things befall moms who dare to stretch and ever so slightly compress their uterus for just a couple seconds.
That's my pet myth too, PI. My coworker wouldn't let me do anything that required me to raise my arms over my head because the cord would wrap itself around the baby's neck if I did. As if the cord were attached to my elbows, or something.
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