Thursday, March 3, 2011


Childbirth in Other Cultures: If the midwife attending a birth in the Yucatan Peninsula is concerned about the progress of labor, a common traditional remedy is to give the laboring woman a raw egg to swallow. The woman swallows the egg, shudders with revulsion, and regurgitates it. The heaving usually brings on powerful contractions that complete the process of labor.


Kensho Studio said...

Oh my!!! That sounds soooo bad!

lab said...

do not attempt this at home or in a hospital or in the USA.