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Here Are Some Of The Most Random Superstitions That Pregnant Women Actually Follow

Whether you believe in these pregnancy superstitions or not, you’ve probably heard either your mom, tía or grandma talk about them at one point.

1. You can determine the sex of your unborn baby by looking at the belly.

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If your belly is up high, you’re having a girl, and if your belly is wide, you’re having a boy. It’s that simple.

2. Or just count the number of pimples on the mom-to-be’s face.

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If you have a lot of acne, you’re definitely having a girl. And if your skin is glowing, then you must be having a boy.

3. Thread a needle and hold it over the belly.

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Depending on whether the needle spins clockwise or counterclockwise will determine the sex of the baby. At this point, who even needs an ultrasound to find out what they’re having?

4. Rubbing toothpaste on the mom’s belly button will protect the baby from feeling the mom’s stomach cramps or contractions.

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Pro tip: The more toothpaste, the better.

5. To make labor much smoother, fill a large pot with hot water.

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Once the water boils, place the pot on the floor and squat over it for as long as you can. This will help make your labor a breeze… allegedly.

6. If there’s heartburn during the pregnancy, the baby’s going to be hairy.

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Probably not as hairy as this, but you get the idea.

7. Wearing a safety pin on underwear during an eclipse will ensure the baby doesn’t have health problems.


So as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, go buy a whole pack of safety pins.

8. Also, if you’re pregnant, be sure to wear something red during the lunar eclipse otherwise the baby will have birth defects.


Make sure you’re wearing a red shirt, red pants, red underwear, red bra, red EVERYTHING.

9. If the expectant mother is outside during a full moon, the baby will be born with a giant birthmark.

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As you can tell, the moon has a lot to do with your baby and this couple doesn’t care.

10. To avoid having an ugly baby, don’t give other people ugly looks during your pregnancy.


Or just don’t do it in general.

11. Most importantly, make sure to always satisfy your food cravings while you’re pregnant, or else your baby will come out with its mouth open.

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Follow this rule even if you’re not pregnant.


This Woman Confused By How A Teen Is Expected To Get Dolled Up For Her Quince, But Not Allowed To Have A BF Is All Of Us

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This Woman Confused By How A Teen Is Expected To Get Dolled Up For Her Quince, But Not Allowed To Have A BF Is All Of Us

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“I’m 29 years old and without fail…”

“The Pineapple Diaries” is giving voice and representation of Afro-Latinas who are just trying to navigate the complicated and double sided swards of their identity. On the second episode of the first season, character Maite Lopez gives a powerful monologue about finding a balance while juggling her Latino, American, and black identities. From her mother constantly asking her when she is getting married and giving her grandchildren to not fitting in with the entire Latino or African-American communities, Lopez is constantly pulled in different directions. She even discusses the confusing narrative brought on by having a quince and how a girl is expected to dress up as a woman and present herself as a woman but still not being allowed to have a boyfriend because of strict traditions and rules. But, in the end, she knows that everything is going to be okay.

“I found my identity in the confusion. The confusion, it is my identity; my beautiful and mixed up reality,” Lopez says. “I found my identity in my broken Spanish, in my gorgeous skin, in the way I wear my hair, in the palm trees on the island. Waiting for the orange line on a cold winter night and cooking locrio and wearing my African head wrap and anything and everything that confuses you. I found my identity in the traditions of my history and in the doors that have been opened wide for me as a modern woman in this world. I’m going to be okay, because I am, right now, right before your eyes, everything I am.”


READ: A Latina Photographer Recreated 6 Iconic Afro-Latina Portraits And The Results Are Stunning

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