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*blink* Licked? [May. 8th, 2006|11:05 am]
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Superstition offers us a number of explanations for the appearance of birthmarks in the newborn, usually blaming them on some shock or evil influence to which the mother has been exposed during pregnancy. ( Though this is now discredited). In some cultures birthmarks are considered lucky, the mark of God, while in others they are attributed to the influence of the Devil and expectant mothers are advised to sprinkle themselves with black pepper to ensure their baby is not disfigured in this way. It is believed in some quarters that birthmarks will vanish if licked regularly by the mother in the baby’s early weeks ( A contention that is, extraordinarily enough, backed by science in certain limited circumstances.) In the USA, babies who are born with a “double” birthmark on the head are expected to travel widely and divide their lives between two continents.

[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-08 12:18 pm (UTC)
Exactly!! If a birthmark or defect doesn't effect your life (I had a friend whose daughter had eleven toes when she was born, and so she wouldn't have problems finding shoes, they had it removed in surgery) I totally understand keeping it. Makes sense to me. I have a few little bigger then freckle (but just slightly) birthmarks on my body, but most are hidden by clothing... so only a few hundred people have seen them.

( LOL. JK. ;) )
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