Traditional Tips for Recognizing Pregnancy

Traditional tips for recognizing pregnancy are always a hot and interesting topic that many women are concerned about and explore. Although these methods have not been scientifically recognized, the results are still quite accurate. This article is referenced by Dr. Tran Bao Chau, a specialist at Hoa Anh Dao Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic.


Traditional Tips for Recognizing Pregnancy

Normally, women often rely on their menstrual cycle to check whether they are pregnant or not. However, for those with irregular cycles, this method is almost ineffective. Therefore, traditional tips for recognizing pregnancy can be used in such cases.

1. Observing Eyebrows, Forehead, and Neck Hair

According to this method, if you see a woman’s eyebrows, forehead, and neck hair standing unusually, the probability of her being pregnant is quite high. Regarding eyebrows, you observe the area between the two ends. If the hair in this area stands up for no reason, the chance of being pregnant is over 90%.

Moreover, if both the forehead and neck hair also stand upright, the accuracy of this pregnancy indicator is higher. Note that this phenomenon only occurs in the early stages of pregnancy.

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Eyebrows standing unusually erect

2. Swollen Nose – traditional tips for recognizing pregnancy

Another traditional tip for recognizing pregnancy is to observe changes in the shape of the nose. Specifically, if you notice that the nose is more swollen than before, the likelihood of being pregnant is relatively high.

It’s worth noting that this is not just a common folk remedy but is also supported by medical evidence. When pregnancy begins, the hormones in the body change, causing an increased need for nutrients.

As a result, pregnant women will want to eat more, leading to a rounder body, swelling, and changes in facial features.

3. Pale Lips, and Greenish Skin

In addition to paying attention to the face, observing the complexion is also one of widely spread traditional tips for recognizing pregnancy. If the skin or lips appear pale, there is a possibility that you are pregnant.

According to scientific research, this phenomenon is related to morning sickness in the early stages of pregnancy. Nausea and fatigue make the pregnant woman’s skin worse. In addition, hormonal changes make the face produce more sebum, causing darkening of the skin, the appearance of acne, and even freckles. Like the symptoms mentioned above, pale lips, and darkened skin only appear in the early stages of pregnancy, so mothers should not worry too much.

4. Signs of Pregnancy Appearing on the Neck – one of the traditional tips for recognizing pregnancy

In addition to the above signs, another traditional tip for recognizing pregnancy is to observe the neck and Adam’s apple of the woman. When you observe that the neck is suddenly thin and unbalanced with other parts, it is likely that you are pregnant.

According to experts, in the early stages of pregnancy, the eating habits of pregnant women change suddenly and abnormally. Along with that, symptoms such as morning sickness, fatigue, etc., make the pregnant woman’s body lose weight rapidly. This leads to the neck stretching and the veins becoming clearly visible.

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Unusually thin neck and skin with visible freckles


What to Eat During Pregnancy So the Baby Doesn’t Take After the Mother

According to folklore, the food we choose to eat during pregnancy can influence the “shaping” of the fetus, ensuring that the nutrients go to the baby, not the mother. Some suggested foods include:

1. Eat a Lot of Salmon

Salmon is rich in nutrients, especially minerals like omega-3, an essential fatty acid that helps support the development of the baby’s brain and nervous system. According to folklore, eating salmon regularly can help the baby not “cling” to the mother.

2. Consume Cold Foods

According to folklore, eating a lot of cold foods such as fruits, raw vegetables, and cool water can make the baby not “cling” to the mother.

However, it should be noted that these tips have no scientific basis, and there is no evidence to confirm their effectiveness. The process of “shaping” the fetus is a natural and complex process, and it cannot be fully controlled by the foods that the mother consumes.

Moreover, pregnant women should follow the “plate method” of eating, researched by Harvard University, which is the most scientific way to quantify nutritional intake in individual meal plans.


Risks of Pregnancy After 35

Middle-aged pregnant women always receive many recommendations and special care from doctors. Pregnancy after the age of 35 may pose some risks and challenges compared to pregnancy at a younger age. Some notable risks include:

  • Increased risk of health problems: Some conditions like gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, and heart issues may be more common in women who are pregnant after 35.
  • Increased risk of preterm birth and stillbirth: The rates of preterm birth and stillbirth may increase when pregnant after 35. Issues such as congenital defects and the decline of reproductive functions may also be related.
  • Potential difficulties in the pregnancy and childbirth process: Women pregnant after 35 have a higher likelihood of experiencing problems such as decreased vaginal lubrication, urinary tract infections, and uterine contractions.

However, not every woman pregnant after the age of 35 will encounter these risks. The key is to receive medical attention and specialized healthcare from a doctor and adhere to guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy.


In conclusion, traditional tips for recognizing pregnancy are interesting to explore, but they should be taken with caution. Pregnant women should rely on scientific methods and consult with healthcare professionals for accurate information and guidance during pregnancy.

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