Should I Believe These Pregnancy Stories?


For this our Naija, people sabi talk ehnnnnnnnn, once dem know say you get belle… Do this, don’t do that, na wa o. Abeg my people make una help me out wit dis myth. Does it happen or not

-          Drinking cold water will make your baby big or catch pneumonia.
-          Eating snails will cause your baby to drool a lot.
-         You must not allow anybody walk across your

leg,this causes the baby to look like the person that jumped or stepped over your feet.
-          Drinking chocolate beverages will make your baby big.
-          Bending down while pregnant would cause baby to be dizzy or have crossed eyes
-          A breast-feeding mother cannot get pregnant.
-         Do not sleep on your back,this could damage the baby's eyes.
-          Wear a safety-pin on your clothes when going out to protect your baby.
I want to really know if these myths are true. My main concern sha is about eating snail bcos I love snail so much.
Thanks to every1 on WC.
Expectant mom
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  1. Hahhhahahahahahha vry hilarious. D safety pin tin, d bendin dwn ish and d walkin across ur leg tin. As 4 d snail, I dunno cos I'm nt a mother yet bt som peo say draw soups hv d same effect. One tin I'm certain of is dt nursing mums do get pregos and den hv 2 stop breastfeedin cos d milk can harm d nursin baby. As 4 d odas, let d mouths of xperience com n talk. #stilllafin##

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    1. Anonymous5/18/2013

      Hi dear. A pregnant woman can continue breastfeeding. The milk does not harm the baby in any way. You can google it. It's just that some cultures frown at it.

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  2. I'm pregnant and I've been told all this and more so I feel you.

    Some actually have scientific backing.. e.g the sleeping on your back. You shouldn't do that cause the weight of your uterus and baby will be on your back, it'll cause backaches and also deprive your baby of nutrients. Best way to sleep is on your left side.

    Cold water is all I take, my Obgyn said the cold water one is a myth.

    My mum and grandma and mum in law all swear the pin on clothes one is true.

    Oh, also you have to be careful how you bend/get up from bed. Try not to put any pressure on your back while bending.

    I don't bother arguing with anyone when they tell me all this though, I just smile and keep it moving.

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  3. Lol. I have two boys about 11months apart so I can tell you that you can get pregnant while breastfeeding. You shouldnt lie on your back when pregnant coz it disrupts bliod circulation to your baby and cuts your air supply especially in your last trimester. You should bend from the waist down coz it could affect the baby's position instead bend from your knees almost like you are squatting.
    As for the rest, all myths.



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  4. *blood
    *shouldnt bend from the waist
    Bloody typos

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  5. What of oyinbo wey nor know all dis things, yet they have healthy babies?

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  6. All false except

    - drinking a lot of sweet beverages (hot choc, soft drinks, juice) can cause ur baby to put on too much weight, 'cos of the sugar content (carbohydrate).

    - sleeping on ur back esp in later trimesters could interfer with blood circulation 'cos of the pressure of the womb, and potentially could affect bld supply to ur baby.

    - bending over will not make ur baby cross-eyed or dizzy but will hurt ur back. Bend with ur knees.

    All the best with ur pregnancy.

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  7. Abegi my dear, fogerrit. My last two visits to the doctor the woman that sells Banga rice to me said something about the pin ish, I only replied eeen? But inside of me I know better what to believe.
    They told you okro makes baby drool, they told me okro helps for delivery, infact I should steam and drink plenty during labor - you see?all na warped believe.
    The only thing on that list I go with is Chocolate - some of this beverages contains some high form of fats that it's not good to take it TOO MUCH. My SIL told me and I equally googled that bits of black chocolate is very good for a pregnant woman but I'd rather not draw to close to avoid being addicted.
    As per sleeping on your back while preggers, especially from 2nd trimester? Its a NO, No. No not coz of baby's eyes but No coz the pressure of the enlarged uterus
    and the baby will then rest/pressure on a large blood vessel, the inferior vena cava, which flows behind the uterus and
    through the liver towards the heart. This
    compression of the vein in turn can lead to less blood flowing back to the heart, and eventual decrease in blood pressure (hypotension). What I do in this case in to use 2 soft pillows and place then at my back then I can rest at an angle 45 degrees but for a short while tho. My best position is Left, I lie that way 80% of the time and my Doula says that's why I have minimal pain there each time she checks me.
    Breastfeeding momas do get pregnant, its an individual thing. Some women as long as they breastfeed(even up to a year),they'll never take in while I've seen a lady that was breastfeeding and was pregnant at 3months after her baby.
    EhEen they even told me not to stay in same house where there is a well fetching bucket and rope.
    My advice? Forget superstition, make internet your friend and read books on pregnancy.
    God Be With You

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  8. You can take ice water if you like, I asked my doctor abt itn you can it snail, I had craving for it in my first pregnancy and my baby didn't drol. Too much beverages especially in the last trimester will make your baby big. Lying on your back stops blood circulation but at times its the only comfortable position but don't stay like that for long. Bending over is also not good as it affect the position of baby, its advisable to squat. But thr pin and crossing over are superstitions

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  9. Lol, I don't know where to start, eeerrrrm
    Drinking cold water does nothing to your baby, unless for health purpose
    2) Snails are very healthy for pregnant women, you could confirm from your doctor
    3) your baby can never look like the person that cross your leg, as a matter of fact it used to be the idea of your baby been short lol
    4) drinking chocolate indeed makes your baby fat, ask your gyne
    5) a breastfeeding mother can actually get pregnant very well, once she starts meeting her hubby, my friend got pregnant 2month after delivery.
    6)Not sleeping on your back might be because of cramps and not whatever myth
    7) the pin matter, heavy pass me ooooh, because me sef dey like practice am.
    It's all in the mind

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    1. Omo, dat ur frnd 2 like koboko sha, thk God 4 me ooo, my baby is a year+ and am still doin sisi,am not ready to leave sch wit 3 certificate.

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    2. Anonymous11/20/2015

      Lol... abeg make una no vex ooo this safety pin na were them they put am nd na waitin he dea work 4 cus I no understand oooo

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  10. Lol, I don't know where to start, eeerrrrm
    Drinking cold water does nothing to your baby, unless for health purpose
    2) Snails are very healthy for pregnant women, you could confirm from your doctor
    3) your baby can never look like the person that cross your leg, as a matter of fact it used to be the idea of your baby been short lol
    4) drinking chocolate indeed makes your baby fat, ask your gyne
    5) a breastfeeding mother can actually get pregnant very well, once she starts meeting her hubby, my friend got pregnant 2month after delivery.
    6)Not sleeping on your back might be because of cramps and not whatever myth
    7) the pin matter, heavy pass me ooooh, because me sef dey like practice am.
    It's all in the mind

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    1. Topmost5/17/2013

      soooooooooo funny, my dear some are just myth cos like the PIN stuff I never practiced it for once during my pregnancy cos I can't see any relationship between my babay and a PIN. The funniest part was dat all the people using PIN I asked why they use don't have a valid answer. The common answer was "because they said is good I should use it dat y am using it".

      If snail will make your baby drool that means goat meat will make your baby bleat like a goat or cow meat will make your baby moo( just teasing you). My dear is what you believe, please listen to your doctor and forget about all these myth

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    2. Lol @ eating goat meat will make ur baby bleat like a goat.
      I'm in my 3rd trimester of my 3rd baby and with this and previous preggs I don't and won't believe any of this myths. Sleeping on ur back can b done but not for long as pelvis and hip bone hurt most women wen dey sleey on their sides mainly.
      Even bending is not very clear coz pregnancy stretches, exercise and preggy yoga involves some wierd bending that is apparently good for mother and baby.
      Cold water beta sef, u shld see me crushing ice cubes like my life depends on it.

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  11. You know in your head that these things are not true so why acting like you realy need to be told what to do? Also, its not only in Nija that there are pregnancy myths so don't make it sound like its just a nija thing. Well, two things to be careful around is raw meat and raw fish. Wash ur hands and bowls and knife properly after handling raw meat in ur kitchen. Raw meat easily habours some harmful bacteria that can affect an unborn child very seriously. Also, don't eat raw fish (sushis and sorts) so be careful what u order if u find urself in fancy restaurant in the course of ur pregnancy

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  12. Anonymous5/17/2013

    I 'll keep praising God eternally for making me a Man. Shuoo, all this yarn na cos pesin carry belle? Omoh no be small something o, Women dey TRY gan. D man wey Kick d ball into d net (wit enof fun n enjoyment) go kukuma enter bear palour dey Congratulate imself 4 a Job well done ova some bottles of Chilled beer n plates of hot Peppersoup wit Frndz, while the Woman go carry her 'burden' alone n suffer d whole restrictions, Dangers n illness of d seed frm the Hubby's restless 3rd leg alone. Pity GOD bless WO/MEN, una strong no small. Hehehe...

    VALENTINE.

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  13. Anonymous5/17/2013

    Val u get mouth no b small,lol,God created women specially and wonderfully,pls don't get jealous.
    Thanks to every1 dat contributed God bless u.-POSTER

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  14. Lol, I don't know where to start, eeerrrrm
    Drinking cold water does nothing to your baby, unless for health purpose
    2) Snails are very healthy for pregnant women, you could confirm from your doctor
    3) your baby can never look like the person that cross your leg, as a matter of fact it used to be the idea of your baby been short lol
    4) drinking chocolate indeed makes your baby fat, ask your gyne
    5) a breastfeeding mother can actually get pregnant very well, once she starts meeting her hubby, my friend got pregnant 2month after delivery.
    6)Not sleeping on your back might be because of cramps and not whatever myth
    7) the pin matter, heavy pass me ooooh, because me sef dey like practice am.
    It's all in the mind

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  15. Anonymous5/17/2013

    VALENTINE don use laff kill me...Dats y being a Woman is a big Pride#blackberry eyelashes smiley#

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  16. MrsDee5/17/2013

    am in my 2nd trimester and usually have dis backaches/waist pains...my doctor says its all part of d preggy since its not to bad(i.e- it comes and goes)....pls is it true?

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  17. Anonymous5/17/2013

    @mrsDee yes, I suffered frm severe backaches in my first tw0 pregnancies, doc said it was normal. Yes it will soon fade.

    @Poster; am a mom of 3. In all my preggies I drank milo a lot and yes I had all big babies!
    I ate lots of snails in all preggies but no drooling baby!
    I drank only chilled, I mean dead water but had very healthy bouncy babies!
    I don't believe in pins cos I believe in a much more powerful n greater protector- Jesus Christ!

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  18. Anonymous5/17/2013

    Na wa Oº°°º,so much stories

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  19. Anonymous6/27/2013

    What about pregnant women cooking moi moi. I've been cooking mine for over for hours and its only half way done. I've cooked it b4 pregnancy with no problem. I'm starting to believe this myth.

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  20. Anonymous4/30/2014

    Loooool

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  21. Anonymous8/16/2014

    hmmmmm, may God help women. All the best

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  22. Anonymous10/13/2014

    During my first pregnancy i eat snail and plantain as if there was no other food when i gave birth everyone was asking what suppliments i used my baby was very beautiful and healthy but i simply kept quiet due to the superstitious beliefs

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  23. Anonymous10/14/2014

    PLEASE IS IT TRUE THAT PREGNANT WOMEN MUST NOT COOK MOI MOI

    EMMY

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  24. Anonymous3/15/2015

    haaaaa na wa . when i get bele, my own moimoi dey quick done oooo. if u put better fire, the moimoi go quik done.

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  25. I'm in my third trimester and I just finished eating snail lol, they r just superstitions and I still get to lie down on my back once in a while as long as I don't feel any pain or discomfort ... As for chocolate or milo I haven't had those throughout my pregnancy cos it makes me fat even when I wasn't pregnant and doctor advised me not to take them as this is my first pregnancy , my advice is just try and check the Internet if ure not so sure and pls don't take advice anyhow

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  26. what of eating plantain, they said it cause oka on the baby's head, how true is that.. cause im really craving for it

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    1. Not true, it's a myth. EAT AS MUCH PLANTAIN AS YOU CAN.

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  27. Thanks to everyone, I really needed to confirm the "sleeping on your back thing and squints" even though I have read it on the internet. Truly most times in the course of the night after having slept on both sides, my back becomes my last resort. I just try not to stay long before i change positions.
    The pin thing actually makes me laugh.

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  28. The one about breastfeeding is it good at all, some people jus get a way with, I wish I could narrate this story very well for you, how a lady lost her home, her bone shattered not break ooh, shattered while trying to struggle with her husband and she was breastfeeding and pregnant.while pregnant u asked to eat iron , protein and all to maintain all the nutrients and take folic acid, because your are sharing yours with the baby, and everything in you drops, if you don't try to maintain these nutrients.same with breastfeeding, so imagine the both at the same time. Not a good one

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