Women Are Sharing The Most Ridiculous Advice They've Been Given While Pregnant

Pregnant women and those who've already had babies and who are have been sharing the most ridiculous advice they have ever received on a Reddit thread.

When you're growing a tiny human, you're pretty open to receiving any tips you can to make those nine months a little bit easier.

However, it turns out that not everyone is great at giving advice to pregnant women and some people's suggestions for an easier pregnancy are just ridiculous.

Posting on Reddit one user wrote: "Pregnant women or women who have been pregnant, what is the worst/craziest advice someone has given you about your pregnancy?"

And the replies didn't disappoint. We'll just point out that you shouldn't really follow any of the following advice.

One woman wrote: "One of my work colleagues was obsessed with recommending that I eat citrus fruits, especially the easy-to-peel cutie tangerines.

"She was convinced it would give the baby a higher IQ in the long run."

Another added: "I was told that heart burn during the pregnancy meant that the child had a lot of head hair.

We probably wouldn't recommend following any of this advice. (Credit: Pexels)
We probably wouldn't recommend following any of this advice. (Credit: Pexels)

"Had a sh*t load of heart burn. Kid barely had hair."

"I was told that I need to shave down there or the baby will get carpet burn," which some users pointed out that most of the time pregnant ladies can't even see down there let alone shave it.

Another mum wrote: "The lady at the counter in the village bakery told me that I should smear semen on my face to get rid of pregnancy acne. It was the first time I'd ever met her."

We're also not too sure we think this is great advice: "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 trigger labor contractions."

One mum-to-be was told to drink vodka and cod liver oil to start contractions. (Credit: Pexels)
One mum-to-be was told to drink vodka and cod liver oil to start contractions. (Credit: Pexels)

Thankfully the mum didn't give the vodka a go, she wrote: "I did not drink this combo and instead was medically induced several days later. Labor/delivery was swift and my baby was healthy."

One mum was warned away from baths: " Don't take a bath, you'll drown the baby!"

It turns out that warning mums against taking a bath is quite common as one partner added: "Someone told my significant other not to bathe because the baby would drown.

A lot of people seem to think having a bath will drown the baby. (Credit: Pexels)
A lot of people seem to think having a bath will drown the baby. (Credit: Pexels)

"Their thinking was that the umbilical cord acted as a sort of snorkel from the baby to the mother's navel. If the navel was submerged, the baby wouldn't be able to get air."

if you're currently pregnant and want a new way to find out whether you're having a boy or girl you could try this: "Someone told me to put baking soda in a cup and wee on it first thing in the morning to find out what I was having.

"They said if it fizzed, I was pregnant with a boy. If it didn't fizz, I was having a girl."

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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