They went Ballistic
Hi there! I missed all you guys
I have given birth a couple of weeks ago under emergency cesarean operation. Supposedly, my schedule was 25th of June. But last Sunday, my water bag broke so I was rushed to the ER at 10 am and I gave birth to a healthy 6.6 Ibs baby girl at 1:30 pm same day .
After staying for five days in the hospital, the first thing I wanted to do when I was discharged was to take a shower. I felt so icky. My daughter’s private nurse told me that she took a bath six hours later after she had given a normal delivery to her first child. I took a shower right away upon hearing this from her.
But some people, including my mom and her old relatives, have old school beliefs about “ binat” (vernacular for relapse”) . My mom and my aunts went ballistic upon knowing that I took a shower.She mentioned a lot of horrible stories and possible negative medical conditions that could be inflicted by my mere act of bathing lol.
My aunt over reacted. I could hear her voice from the other side of the phone even if I was not eavesdropping.
My mom gathered different kinds of leaves and brought them to boil. She asked me to bathe using the concoction so that the cold air that had entered my body would not cause relapse.
They have so many superstitious beliefs that I find funny. Like, I should drink rain water to have strong immunity against sickness that occur during rainy season.
How about in your family or in your country? Do you have any beliefs or superstitions with regard to what one should and should not do after birthing?
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