The most insane old wives’ tales you will hear during pregnancy

By on October 3, 2016

Don’t stretch your arms in the air

 

A bizarre old wives’ tale says that a pregnant woman should not stretch or put her arms up in the air for fear of causing the umbilical cord to wrap around the baby’s neck and choking it.  Of course the cord can wrap around a baby’s neck just from their movement in the womb and many babies are born with the cord around their neck but it is not caused just by putting your arms in the air.

 

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