Help me out here, gang. I’m working on a new project (besides the baby) to keep me busy and I need some help. What’s the craziest “woo”/old wive’s tale/crazy theory you heard while pregnant? Hit me up via Twitter @tothepoints, or below in the comments.
For those of you who aren’t clear on what “woo” is, here’s a good definition from Skeptico:
“ideas that are irrational and not based on evidence commensurate with the extraordinary nature of the claim. These are ideas that usually rely on magical thinking, are rarely tested to see if they are real, and are usually resistant to reason and contrary evidence.”
For example, I was told (by a nurse, no less) that babies who won’t breastfeed turn out to be “wierd” in the long run.