Thursday, May 24, 2012

Old Wives Tale

Hi everyone. Hope you all preparing for the weekend.. I am cos I get to have the house all to myself, Just Temi and I (winks). I have told my younger brother to find a place to put his head for the weekend. loll...

Anyways I also want to use this opportunity to say Temi thank you for the lovely time it was priceless. wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

K back to the topic of the day.. I was on the phone with a friend of mine and we were talking about a lady who just gave birth to her baby at 7 months. Then she said the most unimaginable thing: she said: "thank God the child was born at 7 months not 8 months". So I asked why? And she said that the baby will not survive at 8 months because the entire organs get reconstructed again for the final stage which is 9 months. I laughed out loud and asked her where she had heard this. She said it was everywhere. Apparently a lot of mothers, women talk about this in Nigeria.
Okay so not trying to sound cocky or argumentative, I told her that I was going to check the Internet and see what comes out. Lo and behold what did I see:

"that this tale is categorized as "Old Wives tale". According to research the closer the baby's EDD, the higher the baby's survival. So a baby born at 8 months is sometimes considered as full term and may not need to be put in a incubator, but the child born at 7 months may be put in an incubator for a while.

My question: "why do we always believe what we hear without actually verifying the information? One would think that only illiterates have this issues but apparently educated people as well.

Note to self : I am going to verify things I hear before I repeat them, cos apparently a lot of people really aren't sure of the things they say.

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Have a lovely weekend.


  1. I can totally relate to this, we all can anyways..because people can spread false information!!!! Kai!!!. Sometimes it gets so annoying.
    Even I myself try to verify info before i believe what people say because most of it is just diluted and exaggerated info.

  2. As in!!!!!!...that thing is very common ehn!!!...people will just be saying things they're not even sure of or what they heard from somewhere like that
    it is well my sister

  3. It' s a tradition thing, just the same way we will blindly follow the pastor than read the bible.

    1. oh that blindly following the pastor is so true especially in this part of the world.

  4. Sigh, it's rather they say, knowledge is power

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  6. Thank God for the internet. We no have access to knowledge and have no excuse to fall for tales anymore