Pregnancy can be a confusing time for expecting moms thanks to the barrage of new information coming from all angles—most of it unsolicited. In general, we'd say to ignore it unless it's from a person who has given birth before or a medical professional. But that doesn't mean we can't be amused by the old-school tips from your 105-year-old great-grandmother or the odd suggestions by total strangers.
On Reddit, moms were asked to share the craziest advice they got while they were pregnant, and the responses did not disappoint. Here are some of the funniest and most downright bizarre:
The classic dirty underpants trick. Works like a charm.
There's a reason nobody gets tiny scuba gear at baby showers.
Just swallow some baby Tums and he'll be fine.
What about unicycles?
As one commenter said, "To be fair existing while pregnant gave me nausea."
Makes sense to me.
Say goodbye to yoga.
Escalators are better anyways.
The real answer.
I wouldn't eat at that bakery if I were you.
Margarita Baby sounds like a Jimmy Buffet song.
Who wouldn't want a baby with a beer gut?
"Thanks for the insight, random stranger."
Probably not true, but at least you didn't get scurvy.
Not sure how that's connected at all.
Baking soda never let us down before.
This story originally appeared in Working Mother.