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I used to believe babies could either be girls, boys, or alligators.
When I was three and my mom was pregnant with my sister, she hadn't told me yet, but was getting a lot bigger. I decided she must have swallowed a watermelon seed and was growing a watermelon in her stomach.
When I was in 9th grade, some friends and I were talking about a girl at our school who had gotten pregnant. One of my friends (a very naive 15-year-old boy) said, "I can't believe she wanted a baby so young!" Another friend answered that she doubted the girl actually WANTED to get pregnant, and that it was most likely an accident. My friend (the boy) said, "How do you accidentally get pregnant? Why didn't she just not have sex for a few weeks after she found out she was pregnant?" We were all completely puzzled. Then we made him explain what he meant:
My friend was under the impression that the reason it took 9 months to have a baby was that you had to have sex EVERY DAY for 9 months to make the baby. Like each time would add a piece. And if you just stopped doing it, the pregnancy would "go away".
The rest of us could not stop laughing. We collectively explained the truth to him, though he did continue to be mystified by the female reproductive system for at least a few years after that.
when I was little , I used to believe that babies were made by eating bowls of salt. But now I am 24 and I know that is no by far it is not true!
when my younger brother was 3 or 4, he had grasped the concept that he came from "mommy's tummy," but developed a strong fear that he might have to go back in her tummy someday. he expressed his concern about this and felt he was too big to go back in, so he hoped this wasn't required.
I used to think that when you kissed at a wedding, you would get pregnant and that you would never know how many children you would get, they would just start coming.
I use to believe that when a guy and a girl kissed that part of the guys tongue fell off and the girl swallowed it and that's how you got pregnant
I used to believe that moms get pregnant just by praying to God..
When i was 3 i asked my mom how she got pregnant.. She told me she just prayed everyday so that God will give her a baby boy..Thinking it was true, the stupid me wanted to have a baby of my own (at the age of 3!hahaha)..in the end, i kept on praying secretly everyday, even kneeling down to the floor! months passed and i kept on checking my tummy--still flat..so i ended giving up and told myself my mom was a liar..
just laughing at this good ol memory everytime i would have my anatomy class..never thought having babies could be so exciting and complicated..hehehe..sigh* (",)
When I was 5, my mom was pregnant. I already knew where babies come from so I asked her if the baby would be a boy or a girl. She says it depends on what you eat. If you eat meat then the baby would be a boy, if you eat fruits and vegetables then the baby would be a girl. I always believed her ever since because she ate meat during the pregnancy of me and my brother, and for my sisters pregnancy she ate fruits and veggies...
Before i knew about babies and where they came from..
I just thought that pregnant women were just really really fat :D
When I was little and heard about how babies originated from eggs in your stomach, i always thought that the egg was originally a seed that grew to an egg. either you were born with the seed or not. I would go to my parents and asked them if they could feel the seed moving in my stomach and was very disappointed when they said it wasn't there.
I used to believe that you could choose the sex of your child because of what a classmate told me in the fifth grade.
I thought that if you wanted a boy, a man inserted his penis in a woman's vagina. If you wanted a girl, a man would insert his penis in a woman's anus. And that if a man urinated into a woman's vagina this would create conjoined twins.
I was a gullible 11-year old
My mother was pregnant when I was 7 and I asked where babies come from. The only part I remember is "daddy plants a seed" so I thought babies were planted outside the hospital windows in flower pots.
I used to think I could get pregnant by using my dad's bath towel. Terrifying.
I used to believe that twins were created by having sex really fast, two times in a row. I believed that until the age of about 27....I'm Catholic...go figure!
I used to believe that drinking milk got you pregnant. I wanted a little sister, so I gave my mom a glass of milk with pink food dye ever 10 minutes.
That you got had a baby by kissing.
I believed that it was physically impossible for women to get pregnant unless they were married-- like a special pregnancy hormone was released after marriage. I wasn't too sure of the means, but I knew I wouldn't have to worry about it until I was happily wed!
After finding my dad's stash of pornographic pictures I thought I learned about the birds and the bees: Pregnancy is initiated by putting a penis into a woman's mouth.
Very strange year of my life.
When I was a child, my parents did a thorough job of explaining how babies were made. I knew women had vaginas, men had penises, women had eggs, men had sperm, and babies were made when the sperm and egg got together. However, I didn't realize that the penis had to be inside the vagina for this to happen. When I got a new, male teacher in 2nd grade, I was petrified that his sperm would get my eggs pregnant. I could picture the sperm wiggling across the floor, crawling up my legs, and getting into my vagina, so I would sit with my legs crossed so tightly together my legs would fall asleep. After a few weeks of this, I asked my mom for a little more clarification, and I could tell she felt really guilty!