Some of them have some truth to them, but of course not all.My experience is that a lot of what we call 'old wives' tales' (don't know how that translates in America) exist in Tunisia. Some things I find incredibly frustrating when said to me with so much conviction e.g. when the baby isn't wearing socks that it'll cause her to have wind/gas????? That if a woman craves something in pregnancy and is denied it (or denies herself of it) the baby will be born with a birthmark in the shape of that which she craved???? I could go on forever........ Initially I used to enter into discussion about it, now I just shut up lol It's not worth it
I came late in this discussion, but I think better late than never.Some of them have some truth to them, but of course not all.
I for one take advantage of the birthmark theory because, well, I'm pregnant and I want to get the food I crave!
The socks I haven't heard. But if you walk around barefoot here, it does cause you to get a sore throat. I never believe this at first. But sure enough, if I walk barefoot enough, I do get a sore throat. It has to do with the humidity in the floor and the fact that the floor is tile. Also, as the weather changes from hot to cold, I found that I start to get a sore throat, but if I put socks on, it clears up within a day without medication.
Nour's is red clay from Georgia. She once made go and get some. Luckily it's only an hours drive. She had a friend bring back some form N. Carolina and it didn't work. Had to be Georgia red clay !!! Corn:It's called Pica. It's the practice of craving substances with little or no nutritional value. Most pica cravings involve non-food substances such as dirt or chalk.
When you are married or in a releationship there are important things each of us must do....or don't do !It's called Pica. It's the practice of craving substances with little or no nutritional value. Most pica cravings involve non-food substances such as dirt or chalk.
Okay, I have to now say I agree with this! When I was pregnant with Z I craved coffee (and I'm not a big coffee person). I would ask hubby for coffee all the time, yet he rarely brought it to me because it's not good to have while pregnant (stupid me went and opened my big mouth and told him that the first time I was pregnant!).if a woman craves something in pregnancy and is denied it (or denies herself of it) the baby will be born with a birthmark in the shape of that which she craved????
what mud?I don't know if anyone already said this, but most pica cravings are caused by iron deficiencies in the diet (or lack of another vital nutrient/vitamin) and it from what I've read they say it is " more common " in other cultures than US/UK and I'm not sure if that's because we eat too much here or what lol
My grandmother ate dirt when she was pregnant with my Mom - she was in Kentucky in a very poor area and her family was rather poor also, so again I think there must have been something in the dirt that she " needed "
My hubby told me that his aunts all ate "coke" (charcoal) during pregnancy and his mother craved the mud that Tunisian women use on their hair during 3 of her 5 pregnancies.
I even read in one of my preggo books before that some women want to eat things like laundry soap - I guess if forced to chose, I'll take the dirt lol
Or women whom after some time going without sexual contact bleed again.:Hmm:Going back to the original topic. What the heck is the point of this surgery??? To me a virgin is somebody who has not had penetrative sex. A hymen can be stretched by riding (ahem...) bikes or horses regularly, using tampons etc Not all women bleed during/after their first time either, for all manner of reasons, not least because our bodies are all different.
If this surgery is popular among Tunisian women (and women of other cultures who are expected to remain chaste before marriage) - does this mean that the men are looking for blood/pain as confirmation that their partner was a virgin? Does the mother-in-law/woman next door etc. inspect the marital bedsheets ?? And, more importantly, if a woman who has never before had penetrative sex, sleeps with her husband for the first time and doesn't bleed/experience obvious discomfort or pain, does her husband assume she has lied to him????
I find the apparent lack of understanding of sex and sexual issues among young Tunisians quite alarming (though not exactly surprising) - not least the sperm production in the knee issue??? What exactly do they teach in human biology lessons???
Perhaps this was a question more appropriate for 'Ben's corner' lol