How much about pregnancy do you really know? You know the basics about how reproduction works: Egg plus sperm equals baby. But beyond that, how sure are you that what you believe about pregnancy is actually based on fact and not just tradition or hearsay? For example, is it true that if you carry the baby low, it’s definitely a girl? Or do you have to give up coffee? Do you have to have a kid before you can get an IUD? Which "oh-so common" pregnancy facts are actually pregnancy myths you should stop listening to?
The more you think about it, the less you really know for sure, which is why I reached out to OBGYNs and fertility experts to help debunk some of the common myths that persist around pregnancy. Honestly, some of these really caught me by surprise (the coffee one in particular). It's kind of amazing how many of the things we're sure we know, but are actually just something we’ve heard in passing, or that's misinformation that's been passed along for generations — but that actually has no scientific backing. So, if you're pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, here's what the experts want you to know.