Shownotes for Podcast 62 – Pregnancy and Birth Lore
In this episode we’re trying out the wedding ring test, asking about spicy foods, and trying not to scare any birthmarks onto Laine’s baby as we talk about the lore and folk customs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth.
Download: New World Witchery – Episode 62
We mostly mention various lore we remember without citing sources, but I do mention a few books:
- The Ways of My Grandmothers, by Beverly Hungry Wolf
- Our old standby, Ozark Magic and Folklore, by Vance Randolph makes an appearance
- You can read about the weird Drano test mentioned by Laine here
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Promos & Music
Title music: “Homebound,” by Jag, from Cypress Grove Blues. From Magnatune.
One thought on “Podcast 62 – Pregnancy and Birth Lore”
I thought you guys would enjoy this true story from a This American Life episode. This one family has consistently predicted gender in their own unique way (even once with different gendered paternal twins, that they didn’t know they were having).
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