HIspanic Momas ? I need your Help or advise please!
I am white and my So is Hispanic (Mexican). I am 30 weeks and 3 days today with our first child together second for both of us. I dont get the luxury of his family being close, they are all located in Mexico City, but they have alot to say about my pregnancy. Which i completely welcome, this child is apart of there family no matter what country we live in and i want our son to know as much about his dads culture as he will about his American culture. My question is this... My MIL and GrandMIL and some aunties on his side of the family are telling him different things that i have to do after and during the pregnancy. Things i've never heard of. Of course i ask my doctor and my doctor is checking out some of them.
After birth i'm suppose to wrap my stomach semi tightly with a belly band or wide wraps to help with weight loss, loose skin, to bring the organs back into place to help get rid of anything inside that should not be there. ..
Going home from hospital i have to be completely covered from head to toe, so no air can get in?... (this one confused me a little)
Has anyone ever heard any of this or done that could enlighten me. I love my SO and his family and dont mind doing things like this if its actually helpful, but again i've never heard this before.
Also i realize that this is a cultural thing... does anyone else have anything like this that they were told they need to do during or after pregnancy.
When i was pregnant with my first my mom told me that my great grandmother said that you shouldnt reach over your head because the umbilical cord could wrap around the babies neck. ..