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I thought you had to be married in order to get pregnant. So, when one of my cousins got pregnant and she wasnt marriage. I was very confused as to how it had happened, I remember being about 11 and lying awake at night wondering how this could be possible!!!

Anon
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When I was little and my mother told me how I was in her belly when she was pregnant, I thought that also meant I could crawl up her throat and see out her mouth.

Nicole
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I used to think that women got pregnant because God directly put a baby in them, and that an unplanned pregnancy meant that God made you pregnant but forgot to tell you about it beforehand.

Rachel
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I used to believe that having sex meant kissing each others privates, and that is how a girl became pregnant. I still remember being scared to death when I was about 6, thinking I had gotten the neighbor girl pregnant by kissing her "down there" behind the bushes at her house.

still too young for fatherhood
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When I was a kid and adult friends of my parents discussed trying to get pregnant, and the difficulty of correct "timing," I pictured a couple having sex while looking at a stopwatch, to determine how long they were having intercourse. 30 seconds (or a minute, etc., I didn't know!) too long or too short a time, and forget it! No pregnancy would result.

Amy Peikoff
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when i was about 7 i used to believe that if you wanted to get pregnant you
had to lick your elbow

Jane
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My mom told me I would go blind if I had sex. I was about 21 before someone told me that could never happen.

Marye
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When I was four, my mother was pregnant with my little sister. She was about 8 months along when I asked my dad, "Why is mommy so fat?" His answer to me was that she swallowed a watermelon seed and that it was growing in her stomach. I didn't eat watermelon again until 5th grade when the nurses came in and taught us about babies.

Anon
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After explaining to my three year old, Amber that I was pregnant with out second child, my daughter asked my husband where her unborn sibling came from. before I had the chance to explain, my husband told her that I ate a special seed and now a baby was growing inside. From then until I was about 8 months along, she seemed to have a grudge against me. Finally, Amber shouted at me: "How could you eat my sister?"

Katlyn
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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 believe that daddies bought seeds from the drugstore and put them in the moms' mashed potatoes to make babies. (Shame on my mom for that one!)

Karen Tillotson
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I used to think that women just got pregnant at a certain age... you were supposed to hurry and get married so that you would have your first baby after you were married! ... Cause it was better that way :P And then the babies just keep comin' whenever they feel like it...

Leezr
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I thought that women just got pregnant without men having anything to do with it. I believed this until I was about 12. I told a friend that my friends sister was pregnant, she asked me who the father was, and I said "oh there isn't one, she's not married"... that didn't do much for my street cred!!

PaulyC
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About food: I believed that pumpkin seeds would make my mom pregnant! I remember her eating pumpkin seeds one year around Halloween, and it seemed that she had a HUGE tummy afterwards. Actually, she was pregnant for my brother, who was due in January, and she started to show in November.

Mary Beth
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My parents never told me that people had sex to have a baby, they just said it was when a man and a woman decided together that it was the right time.

So until I was 11 or so, I thought that a woman would only get pregnent when she decided in her mind that it was time. Sometimes I'd freak myself out by "thinking" I wanted a baby, and would then knock on wood 3 times.

omgprego
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I knew about sex pretty early on, but when I was very little, like 3 or 4, I used to be terrified of boys because I thought that when they touched you, they're cooties would get you pregnant.

Sarah
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I had a cousin who used to always like playing tricks on younger kids. When I was 6, she overheard me begging my mom for a little sister since I was the only girl. She came up to me and told me that if I ate the inside of a loaf of french bread without anyone seeing me, I would get pregnant so I did that.
Later that day I sat watching TV with my brother all excited about the fact that I was pregnant and coincidentaly this woman giving birth was screaming her head off so I went to my mom crying. When she asked me what was wrong I said I was pregnant!
At the end my brother had more to get excited about because he knew where babies came from

Habla
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I used to believe before my Mom gave me the "talk" that a woman became pregnant by the man when he put his "you know what" in her bellybutton.
Pretty innocent, huh?

Jennifer W.
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Because TV programems used to always talk about "Keeping" the baby I was convinced until the age of 12 that you got pregnant randomly and then you had sex to keep it- if you ignored it, the baby would go away from inside you.

Anna
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When I was kid I thought in order to get pregnant the mother take a pill with either a girl or a boy picture stamped on it.

Anon
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