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Being pregnant is a beautiful, natural, glorious journey in life every woman dreams of going on. Until it's not. It can be a minefield of pain and misery; or a nice balance between all of it. The one thing a woman who is expecting doesn't need for sure is more stress. Being pregnant is already a situation fraught with stress and drama. So when you see a pregnant woman wandering around and you want to give your "best advice"... just don't! She has all the books and Ted Talks already. Just be supportive and give her a smile. She'll need it... YOU know what's coming!

Redditor u/FuzzyTortoise wanted the ladies of Reddit to open up and discuss by asking.... Pregnant women or women who have been pregnant, what is the worst/craziest advice someone has given you about your pregnancy?

Not Down There!


Oh! I was told that I need to shave down there or the baby will get carpet burn. Like.. Wut? fallingkites88

But I can't even see "down there!" I feel like shredding my junk would be worse for me than a having a plush carpet to welcome the baby. AngelWyath

That's not new...

To not drink water because it causes nausea. melbell518

To be fair existing while pregnant gave me nausea. ragnaRok-a-Rhyme



When I was pregnant past my due date a co-worker advised me to drink cod liver oil mixed with vodka. Apparently this mixture would upset my digestive system, give me horrible diarrhea and thus trigger labor contractions.

I did not drink this combo to help with being overdue. I ended up several days later being medically induced and labor/delivery was swift and baby healthy. He is a grown man now. hydrawoman

With honey?

Not to drink hot tea because then I would boil my baby. sawcy_cat_


My labor should be painless because Jesus died and erased the "pain during childbirth" penalty humans got from Eve. If I feel pain, it's because I don't believe in Jesus' redemptive powers. Lotrfreqally

Hands down...


Don't raise your arms above your head, it will tangle the baby's cord and the baby will die. queenoreo

Stick to mild...

Don't eat spicy foods or stand under the moon... ugh... As someone pointed out in the comments, it's the full moon, not just the moon in general. This was a decade ago, and my memory sucks.

The spicy thing comes from the superstition that spicy foods will give your kid a birth mark. MamaDMZ

Have YOU tried a C section?!

Not me but my sister. She had to have an emergency c section when she had my niece. Her mother in law said she wouldn't be a "real woman" unless she had a vaginal birth. madisjamz

Take the escalator...


Not to sit on stairs because it will cause you to have a miscarriage... people are crazy. PrincessShelbyy

High 5 Grandma! 

According to my mother, everything can cause miscarriage.





Too much meat?


Not enough meat?




Paddling the school canoe

Oh, you better believe that's a miscarriage.

Had two miscarriages before finally having my daughter. Just bad luck chromosomal abnormalities... but she made sure to remind me not to do all of those things again next time, you know... just in case.

Thanks for the subtle blame, Mom. TheQueenOfFilth


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