Want to hear more old wives tales and advice during pregnancy and my take on them? Here goes…
Pregnant women should eat native clay called nzu in Ibo. This helps wash unborn baby’s body so that when born the baby is very clean. It also stimulates an appetite in these pregnant women.
Eating loads of clay will only end up giving you constipation, can potentially harm your baby and where there is a craving for it, it may even be suggestive of iron deficiency anaemia.
Presence of a black line below the navel can tell you if the baby is a boy or girl.
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