Updated: 31 August 2014 08:30
Weird pregnancy and birth customs

Strange traditions around the world

Babies and pregnant women (© Multiple sources)
  • Babies and pregnant women (© Multiple sources)
  • Chinese pregnant woman (© Lane Oatey / Blue Jean Images/Getty)
  • Couple cuddling (© With love of photography/Getty Images)
  • Woman on massage table on beach (© Justin Lewis/Getty Images)
  • Korean pregnant woman on sofa (© Dae Seung Seo/Getty Images)
  • Balinese baby (© Dennis Walton/Getty Images)
  • Baby wrapped up in pram (© Susanne Walstrom/Getty Images)
  • African women (© Nicolas Thibaut/Getty Images)
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Having a baby is cause for celebration around the globe, but some cultures have some pretty strict, and quite often bizarre, customs around pregnancy and birth…

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