There is no fact to that. What is a fact that the first pregnancy, before the abdominal wall is stretched out, tend to be visually higher. As the abdominal wall gets stretched out with each new pregnancy, the uterus appears to be carried lower, but it's not the sex of the baby. Number two, your baby's heart rate can determine the sex of your baby. Higher heart rates are a boy, lower is a girl. That's a no. There is no evidence that the heart rate is determined by the baby's sex.
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Number three, spicy foods can cause your baby to be born blind. However, because pregnancy hormones and the pushing of the uterus as it gets higher can cause reflux, spicy foods can be less well tolerated, but they won't make your baby blind. Four, cocoa butter prevents stretch marks. That one is a no.
But it does smell good and it makes your skin feel soft, so go for it if you like it.
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But it makes your sheets greasy. Number five, looking at the sun during an eclipse will give your baby a cleft palate. That one would be hard to prove because there are few pregnant women who would be so careless as to look at the sun when they're pregnant during an eclipse, and there are a few eclipses and I don't really recommend a randomized controlled trial to test that one out.
Number six, you should eat for two when you're pregnant. I don't know where that one came from except that it's usually a rationalization about how much you might want to eat. You can get enough energy to make a baby in about calories extra a day, about 3 little cookies with no redeeming nutritional value, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, notice that's not a rounded tablespoon but a flat one, ladies, or 3 glasses of reduced-fat milk, a good nutritional source of calcium and protein.
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So you should eat for about 1. Number seven, you cannot color your hair when you're pregnant because it will harm the baby. If it were true, there would be some serious fashion problems. It probably isn't good to introduce any new chemicals that you aren't sure about in your first trimester, but after that the amount that might be absorbed by your skin, if you do it a couple of times during your pregnancy, is unlikely to be a problem. Number eight, drinking dark beer will help your milk come in.
That's my family's favorite myth. It was given to my mother in Germany by the nuns at the hospital when she delivered me. It was given to my sister and to me, and it sure seemed to bring it on. Well, actually, it doesn't make the milk be produced. However, relaxing a new mom just out of the hospital, who's worried about everything, can help the milk come down.
The let-down reflex of releasing the milk stored in the ducts so the baby can nurse can be inhibited by anxiety and stress and maybe the alcohol and dark beer can work for that. However, for maximal benefit, focus needs to be placed specifically on the Kegel muscles.
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Additionally, they will improve core strength and stability, posture and spinal alignment. Fact : The best option is to be proactive and not reactive. Kegels pursued before pregnancy will aid in preventing pelvic issues that may arise from pregnancy, labor and delivery.
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Strengthening your pelvic muscles when you are young can help avoid pelvic conditions that may develop later. Fact : Many who think they are doing Kegels properly are actually contracting other muscles or are bearing down and straining instead of drawing up and in. Fact : Kegels improve sexual function since they contribute to genital blood flow, lubrication, vaginal tone, clitoral erection and orgasm. Kegels will enhance your sex life as well as his.
Fact : Men have essentially the same pelvic muscles and can reap similar benefits regarding pelvic, sexual, urinary, and bowel health.