Boiled onion broth for a speedy delivery? Gold to ward off evil spirits? Pregnancy and birth are magical times for parents-to-be, steeped in traditions and rituals particular to different religions, regions, and cultural beliefs. The logistics vary, but most of the rituals contain a common theme: ensuring the well being of the expectant mama and ensuing baby.

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