The internet is full of gems that may, or may not, be true. It's always a good idea to take everything you read on this thing with a grain of salt because, in my experience, there's a lot of crap to sort through. When I was pregnant, I sought out every piece of advice I could find. I'd never grown a human in my body before, so I was in desperate need of a clear picture I could dream up to get me through the tough days. I didn't know about the lies the internet told me about pregnancy at the time, because way back then, I thought the internet knew it all. Yeah, I was wrong.
During my first pregnancy, I thought I had to stop what I was doing (like all exercise), eat more than usual, and do all the typical new mom stuff, because if I didn't I was considered abnormal. The internet has come a long way over the years, but doing a search for answers to questions like, "Can I have sex while nine months pregnant?" kind of messed with me. Who's the internet to tell me what's good for me and my baby? Aside from memes and cat videos, I've learned not to put all my pregnancy stock in the world wide web and, instead, consult my doctors and/or pregnant women who have lived and learned (and even then, since every woman and every pregnancy is different, my doctor was always my best choice).
Seriously, there's tons of information about pregnancy out there that's not completely correct. Or, if it is, it doesn't apply to all expecting moms, especially not me. I was looking for someone who could tell me about my symptoms, my baby, my experiences, so maybe I'd not feel so alone through it all. Turns out, most of what I found just didn't ring true for me. Here's some of those vicious pregnancy lies you don't have to believe to make it through.