Being Lebanese means you will hear all kind of crap when you are pregnant! Some of these superstitions are just fun to know but please don’t believe everything you hear especially those…
– 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀?
Well sure! And all your surroundings will too!
“Eza 3abelik Mele7 ye3ne ma3ik sabe, w eza 3abelik helo ye3ne ma3ik benet.”
“Eza achit batnik, ma3ik sabe bass eza tali3 ye3ne ma3ik benet.”
“Eza ktir fi morning sickness ma3ik benet w chway ye3ne sabe.”
“Eza 3am tet7alle ma3ik sabe w eza 3am tetbacha3e ma3ik benet!”
– 𝗔𝗻𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗰 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿?
Hocus pocus! Take a ring and put it on a string. Let it swing over your belly. If the ring goes in a pendulum motion, then it’s a boy. If it goes in a circle then it’s a girl. Et voilà!
– 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝗯𝘆?
Yes, your eyes are like a scanner! If you don’t get something you crave and scratch a part of your body, then Abracadabra! The shape will turn into a “chahwe” on the baby. “Btotla3 bel walad!”
– 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻𝘀?
No, it’s not hormones, not what you ate, not acidity… It’s the baby’s hair; you will get a hairy baby! *face slap*
– 𝗗𝗢𝗡’𝗧𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗯𝗮𝗱 𝗹𝘂𝗰𝗸?
Don’t tell anyone you are pregnant before the 3rd month.
Don’t let people touch your belly. As evil spirits can steal the baby from the womb!
Don’t go to funerals!
Don’t open baby gifts before delivery.
I loved sharing with you what I was hearing lately! It is kind of fun hearing those stories. Let me know what you had experienced so I can add it to this list.