5 Shocking Pregnancy Superstitions

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 donโ€™t believe everything you hear especially thoseโ€ฆ

–ย ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฒ๐˜€?
Well sure! And all your surroundings will too!
โ€œEza 3abelik Mele7 ye3ne ma3ik sabe, w eza 3abelik helo ye3ne ma3ik benet.โ€
โ€œEza achit batnik, ma3ik sabe bass eza tali3 ye3ne ma3ik benet.โ€
โ€œEza ktir fi morning sickness ma3ik benet w chway ye3ne sabe.โ€
โ€œEza 3am tet7alle ma3ik sabe w eza 3am tetbacha3e ma3ik benet!โ€

– ๐—”๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?
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 itโ€™s a boy. If it goes in a circle then it’s a girl. Et voilร !

– ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜†?
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 โ€œchahweโ€ on the baby. โ€œBtotla3 bel walad!โ€

– ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€?
No, itโ€™s not hormones, not what you ate, not acidity… It’s the baby’s hair; you will get a hairy baby! *face slap*

– ๐——๐—ข๐—ก’๐—ง๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ?
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.

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