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Local Practices of Childbirth

written by Zelle June 18, 2018
Local Practices of Childbirth
  • Putting beads on babies to check for weight gain
  • Combing hair regularly for hair growth
  • Massaging baby regularly with shea butter for weight gain
  • Turning navel till it falls in place
  • Massaging baby’s head with warm water to shape the head
  • Baby crying in sleep means he’s fighting with forces and smiling means he’s seeing angels
  • Never talk about a baby’s weight gain or eating habits, otherwise it reverses.
  • You should always receive a baby from the front, when receiving him from someone else. When there is no other way to receive baby, but from his back, one must say “wagye w’akyi a enk)” which means “when ‘they’ call or take you back don’t go.” This is to explain to the baby that he/she has come to stay and shouldn’t go back to where he/she is from.
  • Put a thread from the baby’s clothing on the baby’s head to stop hiccups.

Among many others…..

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4 comments

Naa June 20, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Dear eno I was expecting more on this post. The written doesn’t explain if these are merely myths or have any spiritual backing. Please don’t allow people who don’t get the vision of your blog on this website. It is important to some of us.

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Eno June 24, 2018 - 9:07 pm

Thank you for the feedback Naa. ??

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Oforiwaa June 22, 2018 - 12:17 pm

I could not have said it any better, I agree to the fullest with Naa

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Eno June 24, 2018 - 9:11 pm

Aww will try to get much more from the writers. I’ll also be resuming my posts soon so no worries

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