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Pregnancy and Childbirth Kung women traditionally love to have large families regardless of the hard work it entails A Kung Woman explains that the child inside their womb may cause sickness and moodiness In this tradition the families do not receive any real medical care or doctors to deliver the child Childbirth is very difficult for these women and the complication rate is high Kung Woman are expected to go through childbirth alone with the exception of a few female relatives during the first pregnancy The Kung woman are expected go through labor silently and bravely One of the pregnancy taboos states that if the Kung Woman is loud and has a difficult time with labor then this can actually represent that she is does not really want the child In some instances if a mother is scared to go through labor then she risks the chance of the child getting killed and taken strait back to the spirit world If the Kung woman does survive then she risks having a bad reputation and is no longer taken seriously The slightest hesitation can cause a large amount of grief There are many different signs that represent a Kung woman is having a baby When the women start despising certain meats that used to taste good then that is a good indicator that they have pregnancy sickness When a woman wakes up nauseous and has a habit of vomiting then these are common symptoms of pregnancy sickness The Kung women know when they are going to menstruate due to the phases of the moon If the moon comes and goes without the woman going through their menstruation period then that is the equivalent of a positive pregnancy test When a Kung woman decides to terminate her pregnancy there are many ways she can arrange this There are various herbal remedies or medical procedures that are known as aborti facients that these women
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