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i used to think boys were born from men and girls were born from women
I used to think that women had a secret door on their stomach that babies opened when they were born
This isn't mine, but my niece's. A while back, my sister and brother in law did that gender-reveal thing where they open a bag of balloons and the balloons were blue, meaning they were having a boy. My niece was devastated because she wanted a sister. But then she had an idea. When nobody was looking, she painted the balloons pink, thinking that would make the baby a girl. For months she continually insisted that the baby was a girl, throwing a tantrum whenever her parents would try to correct her. Even after the baby was born, she would call him Annie instead of Andy.
That was years ago. They're both in their teens now, and she still jokingly refers to him as her sister.
When I was little I used to believe babies came from stores. When my little brother was born I was mad at my parents for picking a boy.
I thought that doctors would climb into a mom's vagina to coach the baby out. Then the mom would have to push both out.
I thought that a c-section was when a bunch of doctors climbed in because the baby was stubborn. I was told that I was born by a c-section, and I felt so bad that I had caused her that much pain!
Me and my sister used to think that when babies were born, they came out through the anus, and I believed for quite a while that all the babies a mom would have just waited in the stomach, each sleeping on a bunk bed carved into the mom's stomach skin, and they would just kind of slowly roll off the bunk bed every so often, and the moms stomach would grow until she went to a doctor and the doctor would pull the baby out.
So me and my sister would lay on the stairs, pretending to be babies in the mom's stomach, having adventures in "Stomachworld" until the doctor would come and take us.
I thought they cut your stomach to get the baby out so I was scared of getting married and pregnant for the longest time. Once on the bus some boys were talking about the real way to give birth. I did not know what they were talking about. I learned the truth when I was 10.
I used to believe that when a woman loses the waters before giving birth, she loses her bones! Because in French water and bone have got the same prononciation.
I was about 8 when i asked my grandmother how babies were born and she said, "Well, they come out of your moms stomach." Then the next day i went to my other grandma's house with my cousin who new how babies were born. When i asked her why she is so short and she said, "I came out on a emergency threw my moms stomach." I was shocked.
I used to believe that when you were pregnant, if you went to the toilet your baby would come out.
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