Whether they’re expecting their first, second, or fifth child, every parent spends those nine months thinking of little else but the new bundle of joy making their way to their arms.
While that means lots of happy thoughts about decorating a nursery, picking out a name, and registering for all the essentials, most moms and dads also have plenty of worry pilingup in their minds that never really seems to go away when it comes to their children. And since you can’t put a baby monitor in the mama’s belly, the anxiety can become overwhelming.
That has lead to some interesting ideas about what a woman should do to make sure she’s giving her kiddo the best chance at being healthy. It’s no shock that today’s medical advancements have made some traditional methods from the past seem bizarre, but the fact that anyone believed even just one of the ideas below is honestlybaffling.
Take a look and let us know in the comments if you remember something even crazier that soon-to-be moms were led to believe back in the day.
And don’t forget to SHARE with your loved ones!
1. Stay Cinched In
2. Smoke Cigarettes
3. Take Chloroform
4. Look At Something Pretty
5. Drink Up
6. Stay Put
7. Ignore Cravings
8. Avoid All Sunlight
9. Skip Hanky Panky