Pregnancy beliefs/ “pamahiins” still exists until today’s time in the Philippines. Filipinos still find some of it true while some of it to be totally fictional. Some has a deeper scientific basis to it too. When I was pregnant, of course some of it I followed just to be on the safe side. Well, I won’t be pregnant forever and there’s no harm in following some of it. I just didn’t really go out of my way to follow most of the beliefs because really, there are lots of it.
Some beliefs faded through time in the more developed areas of the country but a lot of them lives on helping pregnant women be more cautious in things they do and eat.
Here’s my article on it in Smart Parenting – click here. Enjoy!