The birthing ceremonies of the Indian culture has a lot of
different aspects then the American culture does. I guess that is why they are
different cultures. All cultures have different views on different things such
as religion, but they also share the same as well for example every culture has
some form of the family. This is what helps most cultures understand other
cultures. In the Indian culture their view of bringing a child into the world
is much different then the American culture's view.
In the Indian culture there are a lot of preparations that go
into getting the parents and the community ready for the new member. Their
culture does more work with the child before they are even born. First of all
plans are made for them so they know who is going to be there to witness the
child being born into their society. They are usually the grandparents, the
representatives, and the Godparents that were selected by the parents and the
representatives. The mother is to keep on working as she did before the baby is
born. They say that this shows the child the importance of work in their culture.
During the pregnancy, around the seventh month, the mother introduces the baby
to the natural world. She does this by taking walks in the fields and over the
hills. They believe that the baby is consciously taking all of this in to
prepare him/her for life within that culture.
When the baby is born none of the mothers children should be
around. The only people there are the ones that were chosen by the
representatives and the parents. If someone can not make it then someone will
have to fill in for them. The only people besides children who are not allowed
to see are the single women. The only way that they can attend is if there is
no one else to go. There has to be three couples at the birth of the child, the
child doesn't just belong to the parents but to the community as... [continues]
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