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You've probably heard them: the time-honored advice that mothers-to-be get from well-meaning friends and relatives. No caffeine. Don't dye your hair. If you're carrying low, it's a boy; if high, it's a girl.

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Most of the myths are old wives' tales and have little or no scientific basis, said Dr. Robert Beattie, chairman of family and community medicine at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. But some "may have a grain of truth."

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