15 Completely Insane Pregnancy Myths People Actually Believe

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Let me be real: I love my kids but I HATED being pregnant. The constant nausea, the giant painful boobs, and -- worst of all -- being on the receiving end of 40 weeks worth of stupid pregnancy advice. 


There is something about a pregnant woman that seems to make even the nicest people feel compelled to tell her how to live her life. From the old lady who told me not to lift my arms over my head (so I wouldn't strangle the baby) to my brother who loved to remind me not to "get too fat," there were so many eye roll–worthy moments.

I know I'm not alone in getting showered with rude, wrong, and just plain stupid pregnancy advice. Click on for some of the worst things 15 real expectant mothers heard along the way.

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