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Why pregnant women didn’t eat eggs

It is festive season when we want to try most of the recipes. To make most of our home bakings tasty, we do add eggs. But the question is, are they good for pregnant women?

There is one community that didn’t allow their pregnant women to enjoy eating eggs when pregnant. It was a taboo which called for heavy punishment. Why was this the case?

Mostly, in african tradition, most rules were put to protect the people from the problems. There was no explanation to the taboos as they were called. It was a must do it or get punished.

Later, people came to realize that scientifically, eggs provide proteins which do a lot in building the body.

If pregnant women ate the eggs, the baby would grow to be so big that it could threaten it’s life or that of the mother or both. There were no hospital to take care of any birth complications and so by not eating eggs, the mother and her baby were protected.

This is no more with the high technology and scientists who can tackle most of the problems. Women can eat anything as long as it does not harm them directly.

Do you have such taboos or other beliefs that expectant mothers should adhere to? I will be happy to hear it. Kindly leave it as you comment.

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Are superstitions real?

When I was growing up, I could get some warnings from my parents on dos and don’ts . Some of them were like:

  • It’s not good to whistle at night and if I did crickets would come for me.
  • If you wake up in the morning and the first thing you see is a bird with white feathers around the next, just go back and sleep because it is a bad omen. Something bad might happen.
  • If you start your journey and the first person you meet is a woman, don’t talk to her, it might be a bad luck.
  • If the owl made some noise at night, somebody in the village would die.
  • If you closed your legs while in the office and you are a woman, you will lose customers.
  • Don’t eat in the dark, Satan will visit you.
  • Never eat from sauce pan, you will never get Children.
  • Don’t eat eggs when pregnant, you will die when giving birth.

And many more. Sometimes I wonder whether this was real! Have you ever heard of such or others? Talk to me and let me know your superstitions as you comment. For more, kindly follow and see my posts