Pregnancy and Superstitions: a Study on Filipino Beliefs and Practices on Pregnancy

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Introduction Superstitious beliefs or superstitions are considered to be irrational beliefs about an object or action considered to influence the consequences of an event although the object or action and the event do not relate to each other. Asians have been famous for their superstitious beliefs and practices. They are also known for passing these traditional beliefs from generation to generation. The Philippines, being an Asian country, has maintained and passed on a lot of customary beliefs that are being practiced by their ancestors. These practices may be based on religious beliefs, opinions, and/or real-life experiences of those who share it. These superstitious beliefs portray how people view the unknown and its means to…show more content…
Table 1 presents data strands from the participants’ responses and the categories in which it is included. Table 1 Categories and Data Strands Categories Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Beliefs in pregnancy superstitions Common beliefs Origin of Beliefs Sharing of beliefs Reactions Way of Thinking Surrounding or Environmental Differences Urban vs. Rural Areas Doctors vs. Ancestors Generation Differences sa tingin ko incidental pero wala sa medical history.. e nasa sa iyo na yun. yun nga, pag kakain ng talong, mangingitim yung bata..pag nagbubuntis.. ano pa ba? Pag kumain ka ng dinuguan..lalabas yung bata maitim diba? lalake yung maglilihi, hahakbangan mo yung asawa mo para siya ang maglilihi sabi sa

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