Parents often hear the current wisdom about “bonding,” which says the first feeding should happen within an hour.
For the last half century, maternity care providers were taught to dramatically coach mothers to “Push!” with all their might. Things are getting better.
How many ways have you heard of to predict the sex of your baby? Do strangers on the street come up to you and speculate about the sex based on how you are carrying, or the condition of your skin? Have you tried the test where you suspend your wedding ring by a thread and see how it spins? Believe it or not, none of these legends has any validity–not even the rumor of faster heartbeats in boys (or was that girls?) But it can be fun to speculate.