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Carrying a Baby
High or Low
It seems as if
everyone has an
opinion about your pregnancy and is happy to share, including
how high your baby bump is. Have you
ever wondered how much truth there is to the
phrase "If you carry high, it will be a girl, and
if you carry low, it will be a boy"?
Melanie Watkins, MD, an OB/GYN at
Northside Hospital Gwinnett, says, "There is
absolutely no science to back up this theory.
The size and positioning of the baby tend to
effect whether or not the baby is high or low.
The smaller the baby, the lower it will sit in
the pelvis, so a larger baby will sit higher."

Starve a
Fever, Feed
a Cold

You've heard this
from your grandmother or your parents or your spouse. Is
there any truth behind
the saying "Starve a fever,
feed a cold"?
Actually, there is some truth,
according to Amira Elsayed, MD, a
primary care physician with Northside's
Gwinnett Family Medical Care. "Your body
needs energy to fight any virus you come into
contact with. That means you need to feed
your body nutritious foods, especially when
you are feeling ill, whether it's a cold or a fever,"
Dr. Elsayed says. "Eating foods heavy in fat and
sugar may make you feel worse, so keep
it light, with broths and toast to
start with. You also need to
make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids to
stay hydrated."

Morning
Sickness
Means It's
a Girl

You have the worst morning
sickness in the first trimester of
your pregnancy. You mention this
to your co-worker, who says she had very
bad morning sickness with her daughter
and no morning sickness with her son. Your
mother-in-law mentions the same thing.
Of course, you start thinking, oh, maybe
I'm going to have a girl.
Dr. Watkins says, "It doesn't matter
whether or not you have morning sickness.
Every pregnancy is different, even for the
same woman, so there is no scientific proof
that morning sickness in the first pregnancy
will result in a girl."

Cracking Your
Knuckles Gives
You Arthritis

Old wives' tales
are silly stories
or superstitious
beliefs, but
many of them
have grains
of truth.

The fable that cracking your knuckles will
lead to arthritis has
been told for decades.
But is it true?
Glenn Parris, MD, a
rheumatologist affiliated with
Northside Hospital Gwinnett, says no,
it cannot cause arthritis, thankfully. "There
is fluid that lives under your joints that helps
the joints move with ease," he says. "When
you crack your knuckles or any other joint,
you are causing air bubbles in the fluid to
pop, creating the noise."
If popping your joints causes pain, however,
there might be something else going on, so
Dr. Parris says you should speak to a health
care professional. *

Discover the Truth
About Your Health

Whatever your health needs, Northside
Hospital has a provider near you. To search
Northside's network of physician partners,
visit mydoctor.northside.com.

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