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Baby, It's a Myth: Pregnancy Folklore Quiz
by Staff
From predicting the sex to preventing stretch marks, everyone has a "tried and true" method passed down throughout generations. However, most of these are simply old wives' tales. Take this quiz to see how much you know about pregnancy folklore.

If you look at a mouse while pregnant, your baby will be born with:

  • small feet
  • a hairy birthmark
  • big ears

Drinking this helps a nursing mother's milk come in faster.

  • wheatgrass
  • whole milk
  • dark beer

If your hands are dry during your pregnancy, you're having:

  • a girl
  • a boy
  • twins

If you suffer from this during your pregnancy, your baby will be born with a lot of hair.

  • heartburn
  • swollen ankles
  • constipation

Eat some garlic. If the smell seeps out of your pores, you're having a:

  • girl
  • boy
  • triplets

If you mix this with your urine, it will turn pink for a girl and blue for a boy.

  • Clorox
  • Drano
  • Tide

You're having a boy if your feet are:

  • red
  • swollen
  • cold

To prevent stretch marks, your mom might tell you to use:

  • cocoa butter
  • coconut oil
  • beeswax

If you wear high heels during pregnancy, your child will be born:

  • knock-kneed
  • premature
  • cross-eyed

If you eat these while you're pregnant, your baby will have a splotchy birthmark.

  • tomatoes
  • raspberries
  • strawberries

If you have extreme nausea during pregnancy, you're having a:

  • girl
  • boy
  • rabbit

People say you cannot do this during your last trimester:

  • eat sushi
  • fly
  • jog

If you crave orange juice, you're having:

  • twins
  • a boy
  • a girl

Your body (and baby) needs calcium if you're craving:

  • ice cream
  • milk
  • cheese

If your knowledge of pregnancy comes mostly from TV, you'll know that when a woman begins labor, you should immediately:

  • tell her to push
  • boil water
  • call a cab

If you do this, your fetus will be strangled by the umbilical cord.

  • stretch your arms over your head
  • take yoga classes
  • sleep on your stomach

If you refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread, you're:

  • having a redhead
  • going to give birth early
  • having a girl

You can drown your fetus by:

  • drinking too much water
  • taking a bath
  • swimming

Food cravings associated with having a boy include:

  • pretzels and chips
  • candy
  • cupcakes

If you go outside during an eclipse, your baby will be born with a(n):

  • genius IQ
  • cleft palate
  • extra toe