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There is a good deal of talking about local matters and how the pregnant woman
is feeling , and the nana does an abdominal examination , following this with a
massage with oil from the wild castor oil plant the purpose of which is to ' shape ...
You have to coax them , ' one nana told me . ' Give them good words and cheer
them up . ' She encourages the woman to blow out until she can see the top of
the baby ' s head in the vagina , . meanwhile ' bussing the perineum with oily ...
A peasant way The Jamaican baby who is born at home is delivered by the local
trained midwife or by the nana . Even if the delivery is conducted by the trained
midwife a nana may be called in to give guidance during pregnancy , and again ...
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