Do You Have Any Favorite OB Myths? - page 11

I was wondering if anyone had a favorite OB myth that you've come across in work. I'll start with a few of my favorites: When I worked at a maternity home, the lead houseparent told the... Read More

  1. by   EricJRN
    Quote from bagladyrn
    SBE - I'm trying to remember where (will have to do some searching) but I do remember reading something about a study indicating that redheads do have a different response to anesthesia/pain meds and frequently require larger doses. Will get back to you with links when I find the source for this.
    Here's one - a website intended for kids, but it works:

    http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/redh.html
  2. by   bagladyrn
    Thanks Eric - I knew I had read something to this effect!
  3. by   AsatruRN
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    When I worked at a maternity home, the lead houseparent told the girls that if their baby was a girl, it proved that the young lady had participated in a lot of sexual activity at conception. If it was a boy, the young lady had intercourse only once or twice. I couldn't think of any biological basis for that one. Of course if the young lady had a baby girl, then she would really have been read the riot act about her sexual activity from the housemother.
    I hope nobody has explained this because then I will feel like a fool. I'm guilty of not wishing to sift through several pages of replies. Basically male sperm swims quicker but dies faster while female sperm lives longer and swims slower. So if you conceive a boy you would have had sex on the day of conception while if you conceive a female you would have had sex a few days before. So if you have sex every day you run a higher chance of having a girl, but if you were fertility monitoring you increase boy chances.

    Nothing to do with promiscuity however.

    I heard from my OB/GYN that he thinks redheads smell funny. What do you think? (I'm a redhead btw)
  4. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from AsatruRN
    I heard from my OB/GYN that he thinks redheads smell funny. What do you think? (I'm a redhead btw)
    I think you need a new OB/GYN.

    (Ginger and proud!)
  5. by   JenTheRN
    That heartburn thing can't be true. I had really horrible heartburn to the point of almost vomiting with both of my babies. They were both born little fuzz heads.
  6. by   33-weeker
    Had a nurse tell me once that a woman couldn't get pregnant unless she... um... climaxed during the act. You think an RN would have known better.
  7. by   AsatruRN
    Quote from 33-weeker
    Had a nurse tell me once that a woman couldn't get pregnant unless she... um... climaxed during the act. You think an RN would have known better.
    Yeah there wouldn't be very many children if that were the case
  8. by   33-weeker
    Quote from AsatruRN
    Yeah there wouldn't be very many children if that were the case

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