Childhood Diseases

Posted by: 1st time mom to be | 2009-03-30


Is this true?

Hi there
I am 21 weeks pregnant, and i have heard a lot of people tell me that i am not allowed to raise my hands above my head as this is dangerous for the baby. As the cord can go around his neck. Now is this true, i am stressing so badly, cause i stretch without realising that its above my head and then i stress even more about it when i realise what i have done. Sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night with my arms above my head, till i realise what i am doing then i stress stress stress. How can i was my hair in the shower if i cant lift up my arms. Is this statement true or is it an old wife' s tail? PLS help!!!

Expert's Reply



This belief is anl old wive's tale and there is no truth to this story at all.

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Posted by: First Time Mum | 2009-03-30

Not true, I have being doing it everyday and had a healty baby

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Posted by: vis | 2009-03-30

Old wives tale :-)

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