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EXPECTANT MOTHERS

JEWISH MOTHERS BELIEVE IT IS BAD LUCK TO GIVE A BABY SHOWER BEFORE
THE BABY IS BORN.
IT IS JUST AS BAD TO BRING GIFTS TO THE MOTHER IN THE
HOSPITAL BEFORE THE BABY HAS ARRIVED.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT RELATED HOW HER FATHER WAITED TILL HER SISTER WAS BORN
BEFORE HE BROUGHT THE BABY'S DIAPERS AND CLOTHES TO THE HOSPITAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD ; COLUMBIA REALTY OFFICE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 02-12-1971

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