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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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
when i was about 7 i used to believe that if you wanted to get pregnant you
had to lick your elbow
My mom told me I would go blind if I had sex. I was about 21 before someone told me that could never happen.
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.
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?"
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?"
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!)
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...
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.