Tag Archives: pregnancy


High stomach means you’ll have a boy

Conversation between me and the informant explaining this belief which she called an old wives’ tale: Informant: When you’re pregnant, and your stomach is high, you’re gonna have a boy. If it’s low, you’re gonna have a girl. That’s bs, not true at all. Me: Where did you learn it? Informant: I dont know…old ladies…. Continue Reading »

Rubbing the belly of a pregnant woman to absolve it of “El mal de ojo” or bad energy

Main Piece Informant: This one is weird because strangers can just come up to you and ask to rub your belly. It happened to me. If a woman has an impure thought or is envious when they see a pregnant woman, usually it is about them not being able to have a child, they ask… Continue Reading »

Using a Safety Pin to protect unborn babies during a lunar eclipse

Main Piece Informant: When I was pregnant my mom- you know the news tells you when there is gonna be an eclipse– well she saw that and she told me that I needed to place a safety pin near my stomach inside of my shirt, near my stomach.   Interviewer: What was this for exactly?  Informant:… Continue Reading »