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My mother is a baby boomer and when she was young, parents were very secretive and unapproachable when it came to discussions of puberty and sex. Naturally, it was fairly difficult to get accurate information about anything. When my mom was little and first heard that people had to have sex to have a baby, she was disgusted and confided this to her friend. The friend reassured her by saying, "That can't be true. My mother is having a baby, and Daddy is away."
When I was a wee little girl, I thought a woman got pregnant by having a man stick a finger in her belly button. I then figured that women who have 'outie' belly buttons aren't able to have babies.
When I was like 8 or 9, I thought that the only way that a woman could be pregnant, was if a man peed on a womans breast. Not true!
when i was about 7 i had a neighbor that lived across the street and one day he came over to tell me that his cousin had gotten pregnant by taking childrens medicine. so from that day on i REFUSED to take children's medicine until my mom fully explained the whole sex process to me lol.
i used to believe that you had to have sex two times to get pregnate, and my mom has 9 kids so i figured that she had to have sex only 18 times to get us all out, i also believed that when we came out we came out her butt becouse i didnt know that girls had holes and the butt was the only place they could come out or else they would be stuck in there forever.
I used to think that from petting and cuddling my cat, I would get pregnant and have kittens. This scared me quite badly, and I'd often avoid my cat.
I used to not know that sex existed, and that you just randomly became pregnant after marraige.
And then when I found out about sex, I thought you became pregnant and THEN had sex, in order for the baby to be born with suscess.
Coincidentally, I also thought that the honeymoon was just a place you go to hang out in order to celebrate! Boy was that dumb. ]_[
Although I knew about fucking in theory at least, I still believed the baby came out of the woman's belly button until I was 11 or 12.
Much later, when I was a schoolteacher, we were having a discussion in the staffroom about abortion in rape cases. It turned out that this 30-year old, married teacher believed a woman could only get pregnant if she had an orgasm.
It's kind of sad, but at the age of 16, my best friend thought that the day after you had sex, you'd know that you were pregnant because you got morning sickness. I had spend hours - literally - explaining that the morning after the egg is probably newly fertilized and not even emplanted in the Uteran wall. She thought for sure the day after sex you'd have a baby in there.
I used to believe that when two people wanted to have a baby they had to be in a room naked and turn up the thermostat. We had just learned about evaporation and i thought that a mans "stuff" evaporated and so did the womans egg. it would float up into steam and make a cloud.Then the cloud would go down through the womans belly button and become the baby. I was quite off wasnt I? =)
When I was Eight I used to Believe that if you said sex 1000 times in a row you would become pregnant (a 10th grader told me well my brother)!
that a baby was a tiny plant that was inside every girl from when they were babies and as each girl grew it just got bigger and bigger until itt became a full size baby and popped (without any pain) out when you were exactly 21. I told my brother when I was six and he was ten and he said "you stupid cow".
when i was about 10 years old there was an article in a newspaper saying that if you looked into the eyes pictured in the paper that within so may weeks you would become pregnant so i was to scared 2 even look at that page. but god nows how ithought i wld get pregnant cause i didnt even now what sex was or even started my periods.
When I was very young my mum was reading an article about a young girl who had a baby. She said something like 'Oh poor girl, it's not her fault' and I thought pregnancy was some kind of illness or you got pregnant by dialing the wrong phone number and I was scared I would randomly become pregnant.
When I was about five, I was under the impression that a woman HAD (and I mean legally) to be married in order to get pregnant. Well, the teachers aid in class was pregnant and one of the girls asked her if she had a husband, and I jumped in right away with, Of course she does, it's against the law to have a baby without a husband!" The look on my face when she snapped that she didn't have a husband and that you didn't have to have one must have been priceless!
When I was about 12 years old, I was reading a magazine that talked about birth control. They mentioned the pill and said you had to take it each time or you would get pregnant. Obviously, it meant each time during sex, but I thought it meant you had to take it every day for the rest of your life or you would get pregnant at any time.
i used to think that God used to have huge tree in heaven which has lots of holes in it and in each one of them there would be a baby and that parents chose us through dreams,and then god put them in the mothers stomach.And all the babies invariably looked like me in my baby pictures!!
When I was about five or six -- old enough to realize that pregnancy and genitals were somehow connected, but too young to have acquired any solid knowledge of the specifics -- I "figured out" that women became pregnant when a man and a woman peed in the same toilet without flushing in between. That's why public bathrooms are "men only" and "women only", but homes with one potty are where mommies and daddies live.
When i was small i asked my mom how you get pregnant and she said if you just thought of having a baby you can have a baby. Then after that, everyday I was scared for a long time that if I thought of a baby I might get pregnant and the fact that I was thinking of that meant that I was thinking of babies and god or w.e might get the wrong idea and think that i wanted a baby so id become pregnant. I thought about this everyday for a long time
I was terrified
For years I thought that in order to get pregnent, a woman had to be "blessed" by God. I had a friend whose parents were never married, and I thought, "wouldn't it be terrible if God decided you should be pregnant if you didn't have a husband?". I thought that my dad was only part of the family legally; because he and my mom were married; I didn't think we were related biologically at all.