It's stressful enough when you're expecting. It's even worse when you start hearing some of the folk tales that surround pregnancy. And today on Good Morning Maryland, Dr. Laura Erdman with Greater Baltimore Medical Center helped us to separate fact from fiction.
Dr. Erdman says these are five prime examples of pregnancy myths:
1. The fetal heart rate can predict the baby's gender
2. Moisturizers (especially expensive ones) can prevent stretch marks
3. Having sex during pregnancy can hurt the baby
4. Taking a bath is not safe during pregnancy
5. If you carry high you're having a boy, if you carry low you're having a girl.
Dr. Erdman has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2001. She moved to Baltimore in 2003 and worked at a community health center in East Baltimore prior to joining GBMC in 2005. She is married and has 4 children.
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