Debunking Some Popular Pregnancy Myths

You’re only pregnant for nine months, or not. Learn about some of the most common pregnancy myths here.


When you know you’re expecting, you might be more interested to hear about pregnancy myths, stories and beliefs. Some stories might be entertaining, but others might cause unnecessary worries that might be harmful to the expectant mother and the baby in her womb.

Before you believe in these pregnancy myths, hear the facts out about them.

1Myth 1: You’ll carry your baby for nine months.

Fact: The length of a woman’s pregnancy varies by five weeks, based on a study published in 2013 in the journal Human Reproduction. The due date also varies based on the mother’s age, weight, the mother’s birth weight, and several other factors.



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