Brides become pregnant at the weddingThis section contains beliefs all on a common theme: Brides become pregnant at the wedding.
For a while I thought that when you got married, at the end of the ceremony the priest would hand the bride a baby. Funny thing is I knew very well my parents were not married.
When I was little, all the books on conception said the sperm went into the egg, but never said where the sperm or egg was in the man and woman's body. I had a vague idea, but how did one travel to the other?
I assumed that when you got married, and you kissed the bride, a sperm went out the man's mouth into the woman's, and traveled down to her stomach, and she would get pregnant.
I believed that you would automatically have a child as soon as your wedding ended, and to stop that you had to take birth control on the wedding day. But for some reason it didn't occur to me that if that was the case you would have to get married multiple times to have more than one child. ].] [.[
I used to think that there was a chemical in the wedding ring that made you pregnant. Whenever someone was pregnant and they weren't married, I always thought, "ooohh, I wonder whose wedding ring they borrowed"
I used to believe that if a woman put a ring on her left 4th finger, she would get pregnant (you know, get married- instant baby factory!). So when we played house or dress up as kids, I was careful to NEVER put a ring on this finger... so glad it doesn't work that way!
when i was little, i used to beleive that once you got married, you go pregnant and had a baby. once when i was about 4, i was pretending that i was a bride. i was holding flowers and walking slowly like i'd seen people do. then i realized that since i was now "married" i was going to have a baby. i was very frightened and i ran to my mom crying "i don't want to have a baby!"
she still has no idea what i was talking about.
I used to believe that a woman got pregnant when a wedding ring went on her finger. Somehow, the finger sensed the ring and sent a signal to her body to make a baby. I used to be terrified to let anything touch my left ring finger just in case it "got confused" and made me make a baby on accident.
I used to believe that you could only have a baby if you were married and that it must be something to do with the ring, or whatever it was when they left the room in the middle of the wedding ceremony (to sign the register, I now know). I was confused, though, because most of the brides round our way were pregnant.
Once when I was five my best friend told me that women got pregnant by kissing a man and then "wrestling" with him. I got so scared because that very day I had kissed a boy at school and then rolled around with him on the grass at recess.
I also used to believe that a woman automatically got pregnant as soon as she got married. I was freaked out and was afraid to get married. I thought that a magic bug came out of the preacher when he said "you may kiss the bride". For a really long time I was afraid of my pastor at church. Don't ask where this came from!
Because of this weird theory, my friend and I would always get in arguments when we played Barbies. She always wanted to make the non-married "girls" pregnant. I would yell at her that this couldn't happen. :P
For years I was trying to figure out where the babies are coming from. I knew it had something to do with the big belly, but how would baby get into there I had no idea. Until one day, when I realised that it all has to do with the wedding: there is way too much food at the weddings and bride seems to eat it all. Her tummy grows, creating the space for the baby that is somehow produced out of the eaten food. No wander I started to eat lot less afterwards.
very like the lady with the beleif about the hindu neckband - only more scientific (im a bit autistic) i worked out that as women only had babies after marriage (showing my age eh!) there must be a very sensitive nerve in the ring finger which had a specific chemical receptor for gold and would send a message to the ladys womb to grow a baby when the ring was there. And that was why men couldnt have babies cos they didnt have that nerve in their finger. i was SO gutted when i found out i was wrong. i had it all figured out.
I believed that only married women could get pregnant and that the priest was the one who would make her pregnant by throwing some magic powder on her during the ceremony.
When I was little, I used to believe that when two people kissed at the alter after they were wedded, that is what would make a woman pregnant. I always wondered how people had more than I child, since they only had one wedding...
When I asked my mom how babies were made, she told me that the cake at all weddings had special powers and by eating it the newly weds could make babies.
well,i am from Bangladesh,an asian country.i used to believe women can only get pregnent if and when they eat sweet from there husband on there wedding day -which is a culture in our marriage.
I used to believe that you had to be married to have babies, and that what got the woman pregnant was the kiss which takes place at the end of the wedding ceremony.
Until I was about 6 years of age I believed that when you walked down the isle at church when you got married, that was what made you pregnant so when I was at church I would never walk down the isle, only the side.
i used to believe that babies were concieved when the couple got married, when the man put the ring on the womans finger, the baby went through the mans finger into the womans finger and into her stomach, and she got pregnant...dont ask me how i explained getting pregnant before marriage...
When I was little, I thought that when a man and woman got married, the woman automatically became pregnant just by getting married. I was so confused because my dad and stepmother were married for 7 years before my half sister was born. I thought they had made a pact with god so she wouldn't get pregnant. lol
I thought that babies were made when people kissed at their wedding. I wondered if during that one kiss at your wedding, you had to like, inhale or something... to mix DNA. I was very scientific about it.