Old wives’ tales

    In search of scientific evidence for the myths surrounding pregnancy. Fiction or facts?

    Publication date: 01 January 2016

    Are you pregnant and have a pointy belly? It is sure to be a boy! A round belly? It will definitely be a girl. Old wives’ tales. They are not based on any science whatsoever, but they have been around for ages.


    Intended results

    Initiating and conducting practice-based research (in close collaboration with teaching staff and the work field) enhances the synchronisation between education and the professional practice, so that the quality of care will be improved and the provided care can be better founded. The research results can be integrated in the curriculum.