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5 pregnancy myths I wish were true

Posted by Lara Salahi November 19, 2012 08:07 AM

Finding out you’re expecting can bring on the barrage of happy and horror stories from just about any woman you come into contact with -- whether you know them or not.

This is where pregnancy-related selective hearing works well. That is, the happy stories will make you feel like this little person is the best thing that will ever happen to you. The horror stories you’ll just block out and replace with the phrase, “well, every woman is different.” Translation: That’ll never happen to me. (Right?)

The statements below are some of the most common myths held by women that we may be wishing were true.

Indeed, at some point early in my pregnancy -- or perhaps even before -- I fell victim to selective hearing on a few.


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Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist whose specialty is reporting health and medical stories. She has worked in local, network, and cable television, international print, and documentary film. She More »

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