10 Weird-But-True Facts About Pregnancy

These old myths are not as silly as they seem

All the moms out there will know that, when you’re pregnant, you hear a whole lot of stories. Everyone thinks they know best, especially moms and grandmas, and it can be a little frustrating to hear so many weird myths and pieces of advice. But here are 10 strange facts about pregnancy that you definitely don’t want to ignore.

1. Eating bananas makes you less likely to have a girl.

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Sounds crazy, right? Well, scientific studies have shown that there is some truth to this claim. The potassium in bananas has actually been linked to a higher chance of having a boy than a girl.

2. Gravity doesn’t help you get pregnant.

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Many women think that, by putting themselves in certain positions after intercourse, they’ll be more likely to get pregnant due to simple gravity. Scientifically though, this theory simply doesn’t stand up.

3. Hairy babies cause heartburn.

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Another fact in the “weird-but-true” category. The hormones that cause your baby to grow a lot of hair also work to make your stomach relax a little too much, causing acid to build up and give you heartburn.