Monday, October 15

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Think Being Pregnant Is Bad Now?…Here’s How Terrible It USED To Be

Think Being Pregnant Is Bad Now?…Here’s How Terrible It USED To Be

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I am not, nor will I ever be, a pregnant woman. And while I do think there's some truth in the idea that men can suffer from womb envy, at the same time I am very glad I will never have to go through the things pregnant women do for just shy of a year.But things could be a lot worse for pregnant women...and they were for a VERY long time. Let's take a trip through the medically dubious and often blatantly sexist pregnancy myths of the past, shall we? 1. The wheat and barley pee test. Wikimedia Commons A document from ancient Egypt says that women in 1350 BCE would detect pregnancy by peeing on wheat and barley seeds. If the barley grows, it's a boy! If the wheat grows, it's a girl! While that might sound strange, the WEIRDEST part about it i...