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I was born by emergency c-section. When I asked my parents how I was born, they said I was cut out of my mum's stomach. They never mentioned it was an emergency so I just thought everyone was born with the doctor cutting a square in your mum's stomach and, grabbing you out and then sowing her back up.
I had the mechanics of childbirth figured out pretty early, but then a family friend had a "breech" baby. My mom explained that meant it came out backwards. I spent a long time thinking normal babies came out the front and breech babies came out the back.
Most kids are told that the baby comes from mommy's tummy. Well, I took that literally and thought that babies were barfed up when they were born. It made perfect sense to me since I threw up when my tummy was upset - I figured if a baby was in your tummy your tummy would get upset and you'd barf the baby up . I couldn't wrap my head around how a baby could fit out of a persons mouth and thought maybe their jaws came unhinged, like a snake, and that they couldn't breath while they were doing it. I was born with a big ol' bump on my head that they removed a few months after I was born. I believed thoroughly that the bump was due to hitting my mom's teeth on the way out. Turns out if was just forceps.
When I first found out that babies lived in their mother's stomachs, I believed that when a mother gave birth, her stomach actually popped open, allowing the baby to simply be lifted out.
For a while I thought babies are coming out through the navel.
I thought that some people were born with clothes on!
My friend at about 8 years old used to believe that he wasn't born out the front, but actually came out his Mum's bum. His surname was Brown as well, so he might have actually been telling the truth!
When I was younger, the only baby shower I attended occurred after the baby was born. So, I thought a "baby shower" was when they were going to give the baby an actual shower!
My parents used to tell me babies came from under a gooseberry bush.
When I was four they told me I was going to get a brother or sister.
I'd run down our garden first thing every morning to see if the baby had arrived yet!
I'm 16 now, but until I was about 11 or 12, and I always knew the way a woman gave birth, but I always thought if the baby was too ugly or loud, that you could just return it to the hospital and get a new one.... I tried that one day when I was in the hospital, i forget with who and why, holding my crying 4 year old brother. I told the nurse that I wanted a quieter baby that was nicer.... but then my parents told me 'if it was possible to return a loud baby, I would have been returned ages ago'
Actually kinda funny looking back on it XD
I used to think doctors cut a lady's bellybutton out to get the baby and sewed back in, until now......:}
I always heard that babies "grew inside a woman's stomach". Naturally, I assumed that meant they were born out of your belly button. What other function could it have?
I used to believe that my pregnant mother would unzip her tummy to change the baby's diaper, completly logical right?
For the longest time I thought that a "C section" was a section of the hospital that was reserved for women who were giving birth.
I thought you had to get a license in order to be a parent (which acutally might not be a bad idea!)
So me and my cousin are like 2 weeks apart and when we were little we used to argue on how a woman gave birth... She thought women through up babies and I thought they pooped them out, after a long arguement we then settled on babies come out the belly button till later when my older brother told us we were wrong...
My mom told me that I once asked her if we could buy a baby from a store. I was an only child and wanted a brother/sister.
When I was young I thought baby's came from storks. So when my brother was being born I asked my mom (after he was born) "Did the stork come?" She looked at me and nodded. I think I got that idea from Dumbo....
i used to believe girls come out of their mother's head and boys come out of their father's head. i believed that till i was 7.
I used to think they cut the mom open, put the full-size baby in, waited nine months and then cut the mom open again to get the baby out.