by Sarah Jio, Glamour
If you have baby fever, you've probably gotten some unwanted fertility advice from friends and family. But, I promise, these may be the weirdest fertility remedies you will ever hear...
1. Eat More Blueberry Jam: In her quest to get pregnant, a writer in England says she was told that blueberry jam, eaten straight from the jar, can help in the fertility department. If you're shaking your head at this, as I am, wait until you hear what someone in her family told her husband to do: Her husband, she writes,"was accosted by an aging uncle at a family gathering, and told he needed to cover his willy in blueberry jam.
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2. Put Egg Whites Down There: When I was trying to get pregnant with my first baby and it didn't happen on the first try, I instantly panicked and read every pregnancy tip I could find. One of them involved putting raw egg whites down there before sex. The idea is the egg whites can act as an artificial cervical lubricant that helps the sperm find it's way to where it needs to be. No, I never tried this, not only because it sounds a little gross and really unhygienic, but also because most fertility experts don't recommend it at all.
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3. Throw Your Underwear on the Roof of Your House: This one's downright bizarre, the Yansi people of Africa's Congo region have a tradition of tossing their underwear on the roof of their houses as a way to boost fertility. To get pregnant, however, you have to climb up and grab your undies on the night of a new moon, according to the legend.
4. Rub the Belly of a Statue: Ripley's Believe it or Not claims that more than 2,000 women have written them to say that they got pregnant after touching (or, ahem, rubbing) a pair of the company's ancient African fertility statues. Uh huh.
What's the weirdest fertility advice you've ever heard?
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by Sarah Jio, Glamour