Old Wives’ Tales & Other Mentrual Cycle Myths

This is an attempt to archive some of the superstitions, false truths, and half-truths surrounding the infamous ‘Aunt Flo’ that have been carried down through the generations. Where they get their origins, one never knows but give us a chuckle nonetheless. Luckily for us, we have the benefit of modern medicine to help clear up the confusion.

Just imagine if we were living in the 1800’s…

  1. If a pregnant woman walks over a suicide victim’s grave she will have a miscarriage.
  2. You cannot get pregnant during your period
  3. You have to be off of BCP’s (a.k.a.. birth control pills) for at least 3 months before you can conceive
  4. Girls don’t need to see a gyne until after they start having sex
  5. Women shouldn’t take a bath during their menstrual cycle

The Doctors help dispel this myth in the video segment about swimming & taking baths during your period.

Click Here for more medical myths about your menstrual cycle…

What old wives’ tales have you heard? Let us know by sharing it in the Comments below..

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3 Thoughts on “Old Wives’ Tales & Other Mentrual Cycle Myths

  1. frostwire downloaD on December 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm said:


  2. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kateri Blackwing on April 17, 2014 at 10:28 am said:

    the old wives tales are utter nonsense

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