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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 hands to ...
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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