I happened to read a thread in babycenter.in, in which a mom-to-be have asked "How to have a clean hair during pregnancy?, since its their custom not to wash hair during pregnancy". Only one thought crossed my mind reading this, ridiculous. How can anyone stay without washing the hair for 9 months? I get headache of just 2-3 days. I am not against customs and rituals, but these are heights. I usually try to understand why these rituals are done than blinding believing them. I can think of only one possible logic. In olden days, people washed/bathed in the river. Since the river beds might have had slippery surface and there are chances of slipping etc., this custom might have originated
I seriously believe as new age moms or mom-to be, we should not follow some stupid customs that make no sense in the modern day world. We should really put our foot down and stand against such practices and teach our children to be broad minded.
Please reply about the pregnancy customs and rituals that you feel are ridiculous.