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Wishful thinking or are the phychic's right???

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Mintymoomoo Wed 05-Mar-14 16:02:54

Ok to my dates in 11+4 weeks that's going from my last period 14th December!

Since I have been pregnant I have seen 2 phychic's that were booked in months before I even got pregnant (one at a phychic party and one lady I have wanted to see for years but could never get hold of her number)

Anyway 1st one I saw at 6weeks told me I was more around 11 weeks pregnant and the other one I saw on Sunday told me I was 4 months pregnant not the nearly 3 I think!

Now I'm hoping this is right, but amazing to be a little further alone meaning I would be able to start maternity and have summer hols off with my kids instead of oaying for childcare and get to spend a few weeks of quality time with them!

Been obessing since Sunday so today decided to look up how to measure tummy and my friend did it and made be about 16cm....... Ok I know this is mental lol

Oh well guess I will find out on Tuesday at my scan, funny thing was I walked away from the first phychic saying "what a load of bull that was"

Exciting stuff

eurochick Wed 05-Mar-14 16:07:14

You know they just make stuff up, right?

Mintymoomoo Wed 05-Mar-14 16:17:16

Lol eurochick

Yeah I know it's one of those things you either believe or you don't! I have seen some very good ones in the past and some very poo ones to but I didn't tell about being pregnant, they told me

I know it's prob totally crap and my strong believer mental friend (who had the tape measure out this arvo) certainly doesn't help matters lol

Blondebrunette1 Wed 05-Mar-14 17:13:43

I've seen a scarily accurate psychic in past so I believe but I've also seen a terrible fraud, I'd go by my last period and the scan if I was you :-).x

ginmakesitallok Wed 05-Mar-14 17:17:00

No it's not one of those things you either believe or you don't. They make it up. Whether or not you believe doesn't alter that fact.

Mintymoomoo Wed 05-Mar-14 17:25:44

It's just really got my thinking now, I'm very careful never to open my mouth when I see phychic's I give nothing away and just sit in silent and let them talk, some have been amazing and the things they have said they could never know even down to a photo I have of my dad who passed when I was 17.

I know I'm prob only 3 months and the reason tummy seems a big bigger this time around is because it's my 4th but still it does make you think "maybe"

Oh well I will know come Tuesday afternoon so will let you know

DaleyBump Wed 05-Mar-14 18:03:26

I like psychics but I've only ever seen two awful ones. They both told me I was having a little girl who would be born by EMCS. I had a little boy born vaginally.

Mintymoomoo Wed 05-Mar-14 18:12:51

Lol daleybump, jusus they were way off!

I don't think I would of bated a eye lid if only one had said it, but just the fact they they both said it, and just came stright out with your pregnant that done it, they couldn't see I was pregnsnt

Mintymoomoo Wed 05-Mar-14 18:15:04

Oh also both told me this will be a boy and a lot bigger for me, 8-9lbs

My 3 others were all under 6 and a half pounds overdue, we will see!!!!

alita7 Wed 05-Mar-14 18:19:55

Let us know when you find out!

I don't know if I believe in psychics but I believe in premonition/present telling dreams. When I miscarried it was missed so found out at my scan but baby measured 9+5 days and about 10 weeks I dreamt about miscarriage. When I was trying 2 months running I dreamt of bleeding and then later got my period. Then this month at about 7dpo I dreamt of 3 positive pregnancy tests and then another night that my mum told me I was pregnant. And I am smile months ago I dreamt of twins a few times which makes me wonder... :p

OrangeMochaFrappucino Wed 05-Mar-14 18:24:43

I dreamt my miscarriage the night before it happened. I can believe our bodies know what's going on or that I was subconsciously aware that my symptoms had tailed off and that meant a miscarriage was likely so it filtered through my dream. My 'intuition' re gender etc though has always been wrong! I don't believe in psychics though but interested in the outcome of this thread!

Blondebrunette1 Wed 05-Mar-14 18:29:49

ginmakesitall ok that's your opinion not a fact.

mel0dy Wed 05-Mar-14 22:00:41

No Blondebrunette1 it is not ginmakesitall's opinion it is a fact that "psychics" make it all up. Anyone able to prove supernatural ability has been able to claim a cash prize since 1964- the prize is now $1 million and no-one has taken it. www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html

Mintymoomoo Wed 05-Mar-14 22:29:18

Really is that true? Wow !!!!

I still think I'm a believer rightly or wrongly maybe I do just like the thought of believing our lived ones are still there! But I still can't get the things out my head that I have been told, how can a total stranger describe a certain event/place/person etc or give you names and detailed descriptions of people who will come into your life

I find the whole thing intriguing

Boogles91 Wed 05-Mar-14 23:42:21

I dont think they do, its a mixture of things. Yeh some poeple are fake but you have to be gifted to train in this sort of thing. Ans ther aresome out there that are genuine. Before i was even pregnant last year i had one do a reading, and she was spot on with everything. She even knew about how ive always suffered with very ill health all my life, and she said that i was going to have a nice suprise around october that will involve a change in living arrangements. Wich she was right our lil man smile coming in july heehe all i gave her was my full name and date of birth and what time i was born. But it also depends on if u beleave in this sort of stuff, ive seen lotsa ghosts and spirits smile xx

Blondebrunette1 Thu 06-Mar-14 03:24:22

Mel0dy seriously? O wow we'll that obviously proves it then if they've never claimed a prize. It is something some believe and others don't I've had someone very accurately sit there and tell me in great detail the events of my future including a family illness that was to come to light just months later, she knew all sorts about my past and there is no chance she could've found out beforehand so whilst I do believe some lie I would never be as bold to say all do. Just because you are closed minded to it does not make it a fact it makes it an opinion. When you have hard documented evidence that it doesn't exist you can call it a fact until then no need to belittle people for their open mind.

Ladymillion Thu 06-Mar-14 06:20:08

The reason there are some 'good' psychics and some rubbish ones is because, chances are, if you have been to a few, then at least ONE of those will say something that rings true to you! They also say a lot of things that don't but people tend to forget those bits. They probably tell a lot of young women that they are pregnant! It just so happened that you were! Who knows how many other women they'd told but were actually wrong?

I understand the need to believe that our loved ones who've passed away are still with us, or potentially in the 'next world' waiting, but having that need doesn't make it true. And why do psychics waste their time telling women how far along in pregnancy they are?! This can be done with scans! Surely there are more pressing issues in the world that they could be helping with?! If their powers were so accurate? Like forewarning entire countries before tragic disasters such as flooding and earthquakes? Psychics prey on the vulnerable, predicting petty things and often in a very vague way. I don't agree with them at all.

PollyPumpkins Thu 06-Mar-14 06:56:38

FWIW I think the 'accurate' psychics are very good people readers who take into account age/trends/social norms and the ones who are way off are just out and out exploitative.

Bb14 Thu 06-Mar-14 07:58:31

Hi
Believe what you want faith is very personal! BUT I'm pretty sure the bump measurement is only accurate from 28 weeks!A psychic taxi diver (who knew such things existed) told me I'm having a boy so he's got a 50% chance of being right!!

Snowlet Thu 06-Mar-14 08:45:57

I think it's a bit hasty to completely dismiss the idea of a mental connection between brains, there are lots and lots of waves all around us that we don't see but that are there. And cases of 'group think' have been well documented. Also lots of studies of twins have come up with what could be described as a sort of 'mind reading' between them.

I used to think my little brother could pick up on my thoughts a bit. I'd think about ice cream (or something) and he'd say 'Hmmm I want ice cream'

Also, most of us have experienced that feeling that someone was looking at them, looked over, and someone was. That to me points toward an 'energy' (for lack of a better term) that can be perceived.

However, the idea that you could go to a perfect stranger, and on demand they could tell your future or your present or accurately 'predict' anything seems completely without merit or explanation.

That said, live and let live of course. I do think you're opening yourself up to a bit of ribbing, OP, when you ask other opinions about your psychic 'readings'. I see it much like religion. If it gives you comfort or joy, that's wonderful.

Mintymoomoo Thu 06-Mar-14 09:19:22

Thanks ladies, I'm not trying to say I'm right and that phychic's are fantastic and I know some people think they are utter bullshit and that's fine each to there own, everyone has a right to believe in what they like!

Like I said I have seen some crap ones but I have also walked away from some totally amazed at what I have been told, not just the general oh so and so here and sends there love but once walked in and was told stright away as soon as I sat down my dad was there and was told the circumstances of his death, no stranger would ever know just by looking at me that my dad commited sucide at the age of 41.

To be honest like I say I think I'm 12 weeks pregnant, just found it intriguing that 2 have told me weeks apart that I'm further along!

Posted more for a bit of fun, not to get into a argument with anyone about wether phychic's are real or not!

But I will be sure to update you all on Tuesday after my dating scan

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