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PREGNANCY BELIEF

JEWISH PEOPLE HAVE A SPECIAL WAY OF TELLING WHETHER AN
UNBORN CHILD IS A BOY OR A GIRL. IF A WOMAN IN HER SEVENTH MONTH
OF PREGNANCY IS CARRYING THE BABY HIGH AND DISTENDED, THE
CHILD IS DEFINITELY A BOY. IF THE BABY IS CARRIED LOW AND
FLATTER ON THE ABDOMEN, THE BABY IS A GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SEX DETERMINATION

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

Date learned: 03-00-1969

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