At HealthONE our highly experienced staff delivers more than 13,000 babies each year — accounting for 30% of all babies born in the Denver metro area. More expectant moms trust HealthONE for superior prenatal, labor and delivery care.
Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful and wondrous events to be embraced and celebrated for the miracles they are. We provide the kind of care parents want — reliable, compassionate and tender — and we strive to make your pregnancy and birthing experiences special and memorable.
Myths About Pregnancy
You'll hear a lot of advice around your pregnancy. Most of it may be valuable, but some may not. If you are unsure, ask your doctor. Here is a list of common myths about pregnancy:
Pregnant women crave pickles and ice cream
Pregnant women crave a wide variety of different foods…and sometimes non-food items too, such as dirt, chalk, laundry detergent and corn starch. Non-food cravings are called ‘pica’ and can be a sign of anemia (a lack of iron). If you’re having non-food cravings, mention it to your maternity care provider.
A slow heart rate means a boy and a fast heart rate means a girl
Many old wives tales do have some basis in truth. As a woman approaches her due date, in general, a larger baby has a slower heart rate than a smaller baby. Boys tend to be bigger than girls, which is where this myth comes from. Of course, that’s not always true!
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