If your childhood was anything like mine was, then you probably grew up hearing all the scary stories and urban legends surrounding the supposedly unlucky date of Friday the 13. The concept that this day somehow causes a person to incur bad fortune has permeated pop culture so much that there has even been a movie (plus many sequels and questionable crossovers) with the same title. If your due date happens to be around that time frame, then you'll probably be interested to learn about old wives’ tales about baby born on Friday the 13th. Who knows? Maybe being born on this supposedly cursed date might not be so terrible.
Sure, there's plenty of folklore that used to link unexplained events or natural phenomenon with a person's actions or a certain date. But many of these long-held beliefs have since been debunked by modern science. Still, it's interesting how these old wives’ tales about babies born on Friday the 13th and superstitions tend to hold meaning even today. Plus, it’s just a little bit fun to learn about. Maybe it's because everyone loves a good mystery — and nothing is as mysterious or miraculous as giving birth. So, no matter where your personal beliefs land on the matter, you can discover some of the more odd myths (and their origins) about babies born on Friday the 13th.
If your baby is born on Friday the 13th, we think they’re probably going to be just wonderful. And, though we have no real expertise in your particular baby, neither did the “old wives’,” so you might as well put as much stock in our opinion as theirs.
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