Culture And Traditions Culture and traditions relating to pregnancy and childbirth. Part of the "Beginnings" series.
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Culture And Traditions

Culture and traditions relating to pregnancy and childbirth. Part of the "Beginnings" series.

A young child wrapped in an aguayo, a traditional sling, on mother's back in La Paz, Bolivia. Anthony Cassidy/Getty Images hide caption

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Israa Saad Diab lifts the cover from her son Hamza's face, while her husband, Ibrahim Muhammad, watches, after the traditional Sebou ceremony in Mansoura, Egypt, on May 27. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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At 7 Days, Egyptian Babies Mark First Rite Of Passage

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Alison MacAdam with her son, Abe, about eight months after she put this mix to use. Courtesy of the MacAdam family hide caption

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Songs For The Delivery Room: One Woman's Playlist

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Circumcision: Age-Old Rite Faces Modern Concerns

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Last week, NPR asked for photos of newborns with the pink-and-blue-striped flannel blanket. We received close to 2,000 photos, from almost every state in the U.S. NPR hide caption

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Naming Trends And How Parents-To-Be Face 'Baby-Name Hostility'

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