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When i was little i used to think that u got pregnant from period pads. So if my mom ever needed me to grab one for her i would pick it up with the tip of fingers run to her as fast as i could and then throw it really fast.

Anon
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When I was about six I was at a family picnic and my aunt swallowed a watermelon seed. Well, 9 months later she had a baby, all the grown ups were joking that it was the seed that did it, for the next three or four years I honestly believed that if you swallowed a watermelon seed you'd get pregnant.

Katie
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When I was about 5 my mom was pregnant with my sister and I asked her "how do you get pregnant?" After a few seconds of her going "um...uh..." she finally told me, "you have to dream it!" So up until I was 12 I thought that the mom and the dad both had to have the same dream at the same time that they took an elevator up to heaven and told God that they wanted to have a baby. Of course now I know better.

Anon
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When i was 3 my mother gave me a G-rated version of "the talk" and my weird little imagination came up with this: the daddy and mommy get naked and sit on the couch. they hold hands, and look straight ahead. if they look down, nothing happens. while they look ahead, a little fish (my mom called sperm "swimmies") jumps out of the daddy's belly button and lands in the mommy's belly button where there is an egg (one she ate for breakfast or something) in her stomach waiting for the fish. the fish eats the egg, and it turns into a baby. i was afraid to eat eggs for a long time because i didn't want a little brother or sistyer. i still don't like eating eggs to this day, 17 years later.

overactive imagination
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my mother told me about the birds and bees and said that I should be careful because sperm can go through anything and get me pregnant. Everytime I went to bed I was afraid there was a guy under the bed and the sperm would make it through the bed and I would be pregnant.
I was so afraid to go to sleep and would only sleep on my side. Making it harder to get to me.

Anon
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My dad told me that when you had a baby it had something to do with your genes. Obviouslybeing about 5 i thought this meant your jeans. We were at a barbecue one day and my auntie was wearing jeans, so i thought it neccessary to announce to everyone that she was pregnant. It turned out that she actually was pregnant, and hadn't told anyone yet!

holly
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When I was little and my mother gave me the 'Talk', she was kinda embarrassed and didn't explain it well. She swore me to secrecy about sex, so the next day I went and told all my friends that women got pregnant when the man pees into them.

Anon
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When I was a little girl the boy next door tole me that babies were mae when the boy peed in the girl's belly button. We tried it and I fully believed I was going to have a baby!

Mo
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Until I was 14 years old I thought you got pregnant when a boy pee'd in you....no one ever explained that something ELSE came out of the "pee pee"

Anon
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When I was younger, my mom gave me a book on "Your Body Changing". It wasn't the best written book, and I thought that you could only have a baby if a woman was starting her period. I thought that that was a logical explination for why some couple had trouble having a baby.

When I was really young I thought that you bought a baby kit from a department store like Penny's, because my mom told me that she had bought my baby stuff at Target.

Kelsey
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I was so scared when i was about 5 and my mum got pregnant. She came running up To me and was jumping around and said " hunny, mummy is going to have another baby!" and i blurted out DONT JUMP MUMMY OR YOU WILL BREAK THE EGG! I used to think that there was an egg inside you that popped out, and then the baby hatch!

what_was_i_thinking!
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I used to believe that if you drink vinegar and took a douch after sex you wouldnt get pregnant.

Anon
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My brother told me what pervert ment and i was 4,I thought to get pregnant you had a pillow fight,and when the dad hits the mum in the bely a baby went in.So at my friends sleep over,she said "lets have a pillow fight" and i said,"you trying to get me pregnant you pervert!Now i no the trueth LOL

You will never no
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I overheard my mother tell her friend that if a man looks at her she gets pregnant ( my mother had nine children). I was very worried for her, but it never crossed my mind that it could happen to me.
When I was older my mother told me that holding hands could get me pregnant and I took it literally, I didn't realize she meant it could lead to other behavior.

Sue
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I used to believe that you got pregnant by the other person peeing on you "down there".

anon
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I used to believe that God gave you a baby when he thought you should have one. I continued to believe this after having to drop out of college and get married. When my daughter was 4 months old I thought I was pregnant again and I FLIPPED OUT! My best friend, who was NOT Catholic explained birth control to me. I'm glad she did! I am done after 2 kids.

Mo
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I used to believe that if you went swimming after you got your first period, then you could get pregnant.

Mel
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I used to believe for the longest time until I was around age 8 that you got pregnant simply by getting naked and being near a person of the oppisite sex.

Diana
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When I was about four, my parents were applying for a home loan.(so I discovered later.) At the time, I was very confused by it all. It was all they talked about. "We should apply..." was the only thing I heard. When I asked what 'appllying' meant, mum told me it meant 'asking permission from somebody to get something.' I gradually started to believe they meant they were 'appllying' for a child. I thought that if you wanted a baby, you had to apply. My parents also said "Maybe we're not eligable..." A few times. I asked what that meant too. I was told it meant 'able to get.' It came to my conclusion that some parents didn't have children because they "wern't eligible." I felt so smart about discovering that. What it made it even funnier was that my mother actally got pregnant! I screamed with joy "So you got permission?!?"
Now, I have scared many of pregnant women by asking them: "Are you sure your eligible? Do you have permission?"

Jadra White
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i used to think that people get pregnant when they eat alot and all the food in their tummy turns into a baby.

Anon
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