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Common Birth Practices in the Province

…cur in the child are also usually attributed to the cravings (i.e. pinaglihian) of the pregnant woman. Thus, an ugly child is usually mocked as pinaglihi sa unggoy (monkey), sa bakulaw (monster), sa palaka (frog), sa kabayo (horse) or any other funny looking animal. Other prenatal beliefs include the prohibition of pregnant women to go out at night because this will weaken the baby in her womb and the wearing of black clothing, which can cause…