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BIRTH BELIEF

IF A PREGNANT WOMAN BECOMES FAT ALL OVER, SHE WILL HAVE A
GIRL. IF SHE BECOMES FAT SLIGHTLY, SHE WILL HAVE A BOY.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SEX DETERMINATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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BIRTH BELIEF

IF A WOMAN CARRIES A BABY OUT FRONT IN HER STOMACH, IT'S A BOY.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS RELATED TO INFORMANT BY HER MOTHER WHO EXPERIENCED MANY CASES
THAT HAVE PROVEN THIS BELIEF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; SEX DETERMINATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-20-1971

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BIRTH BELIEF

IF A WOMAN CARRIES A BABY IN HER HIP, IT'S A GIRL.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A BELIEF THAT WAS TOLD INFORMANT BY HER GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; SEX DETERMINATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-20-1971

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PREGNANCY BELIEF

SOME ITALIANS BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN TELL
THE SEX OF A [BABY OF A] PREGNANT
WOMAN--IF THE STOMACH OF THE PREGNANT WOMAN IS HIGH THE SEX OF HER
CHILD WILL BE A BOY, AND IF THE STOMACH IS LOW,
THE CHILD WILL BE A GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION ; SEX DETERMINATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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