May 10, 2017

Weird Pregnancy Advice I've Gotten

I'm finding that pregnancy is much like marriage. Before you get married, you have bunches of people on your case asking "When will you get married?" And when you do get married, you get all kinds of advice like, "Never go to bed angry... make time for dates... never ever go out to eat." I legit heard that last one at a bridal shower, and the girl was dead serious, because in her upbringing, going out to eat meant the husband would start to crave outside food *yes, blank stare, I did.* Anyways, with pregnancy, it's the same thing - been getting all kinds of advice like, "Drink lots of water... don't wear heels... definitely stop having sex until after the baby comes." I literally laughed out loud at the last one, but erm... if a doctor tells you not to after examining you, please o. It's no longer a laughing matter. But today I want to share the top 3 weirdest advice I've gotten since people found out I was pregnant.





  1. "Eat Quail Eggs."
    Okay, so I've had quail before and it's pretty tasty. Or was it guinea fowl? I know I like guinea fowl. Well, as much as I enjoy eating birds, I'm not such a fan of eggs, especially if they're not chicken eggs, and most especially if they're anything but beaten well and fried. This guy, who's Eastern European told me in his country, they encourage pregnant women to eat quail eggs because it's good - I can't remember if it's good for the baby or the mummy. Oh wait, I think he said it helps with breast milk. And yes, I wanted to melt into the ground when he started talking to me about breast milk :P
  2. "The best time for your child to be born is between 7 months and 8 months. Any time after that is too late."
    This one I heard from a Hispanic lady, and it took everything in me to not open my mouth in shock and start binding and rejecting! On one hand, I want to believe I misheard her, because of the language barrier. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure what I heard and I'm still baffled how many months later. All I know is Baby Cocoa is coming full-term, in Jesus' name, AMEN!
  3. "Don't Bring Any Baby Items into your house before the baby is born."
    So I was having a conversation with this lady, and she asked about my baby registry - which I still haven't completed because I'm a disaster and wish someone else would do it for me. Anyways, she went on and on and on and on, listing the different things she thinks I need to list in the registry. And after naming like 15 different items, she says "Oh and by the way, don't put anything in your house until after the baby is born. In my culture we're superstitious, so the baby needs to come first." I had never heard anything like that, but in one of my pregnancy apps, it seems like it's a real thing. Instead of having a Baby Shower, you get to have an Arrival Shower or Sip-and-See Party. 
What weird pregnancy advice have you heard before? Let's see who's heard the absolute weirdest one. 

24 comments:

  1. Lol! So the God that created the baby and a nine month period nko? Biko let's assume it was a language barrier. On number 3, there's a preg babe at work, and she says they're not buying any stuff until the baby comes - cos they're kinds superstitious. So maybe that happens!

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    1. I guess the superstition or belief is really out there. I learned some religions have that belief. They probably think everyone else is weird for buying baby stuff and taking it home before the baby comes anyways.

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  2. Hahaha! Just wait until your baby arrives, then you'll get the "how to take of your baby and yourself" advice. The floodgates will just pour open! I can't remember any weird advice.

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    1. That's one concern I have o. I know some women argue with their mothers and mothers-in-law because they have different approaches to caring for babies.

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  3. Lol!!!You go fear.Wehdone to all of them.I've lost count of the shocking things I've heard.I recently heard someone tell a first time mum in the salon not to drink cold water as it can give her baby pneumonia.I almost wanted to comment but to avoid it becoming an argument I kept quiet biko.

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    1. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!

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  4. Wait... 7 or 8 months...doesn't that mean the child will be born prematurely??? Hmmm! I've never had a baby but no advice on my side but someone once told my sister not to eat snails when she was pregnant cause it'll make her child drool a lot....
    Hope you have a stress free pregnancy....xxx


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    1. I'm sorry but BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ snails and drooling. Really?!?!?! Gawsh! Hmm, let me google and see though

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  5. hahahaha,these are ridiculous, thankfully I have been spared a lot of that by virtue of being a recluse of sorts.

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  6. 1.Don't take okro/snails,the baby will be drooling
    2.dont take lime, so that it won't abort the baby
    3.dont take beverage aka milo and Bonvita(for clarity, I read that lost in translation post*smiles *) else your baby will be toooo big, you will either have a tear or C. S.
    I will be back with more,when you have too many trado-xtains around.. It's a Lotta of work. Hubby reads the everywoman, I hug Google and baby centre...After the baby arrived nko? Stopping hiccups with thread...

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    1. Riiiiight. I'm having okro soup tomorrow for lunch and I can't wait!!!

      Hehe @ beverage :p I don't know if I believe that what you eat can cause your baby to be that much bigger or smaller than they're meant to be. I could be wrong though.

      Oh, and the thread and hiccups - my grandmum's being doing that to us, so I'm used to it.

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  7. Weird advice....wear safety pin under your dress when going to the market, to keep witches and wizard away, tif not they cn exchange your baby's gender or blessings. O_o

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  8. Lols...this weird pregnancy advice is just making my heard turn...some people will still believe in this oooo

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  9. Wow seriously???? I don't think I have heard anything weird just the usual "drink water and more water". The sleeping positions thing has been the hardest... Pregnancy is already uncomfortable then they now want you to sleep on left side. I keep hoping it is a myth

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    1. Nope, I've read the sleeping on your side (particularly left side) as well. I miss sleeping on my tummy sometimes.

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  10. These are really weird!
    "Don't eat hot food," they said. "It could burn the baby," they said.

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    1. WHAT?!?!?!?! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! So if we can't eat hot or cold food, just lukewarm?! LOL, my baby likes ice cream - I can tell you that much.

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  11. I got dont drink cold water... something will happen to the baby.
    Relax your hair during pregnancy it makes your baby's hair less coarse.

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    1. *stifles laughter* @ relaxing your hair. HOW??????????!?!?!?!?!?!

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  12. When I was pregnant with my second baby, was told not to stay close to my first child cos I will make him sick!!! Even educated people ohh!!

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    1. Erm... so who's supposed to take care of your first child?

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