Re: Birthing Ritual?

Anne-Marie Thorby (a.thorby@AUCKLAND.AC.NZ)
Tue, 4 Oct 1994 10:14:53 +1200

Date sent: Fri, 30 Sep 1994 09:49:35 -0400
Subject: Birthing Ritual?
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Send reply to: MICHAEL B MCGINNES <mcginnes@GROVE.UFL.EDU>

I have heard a report of a white European female, living in the U.S.
since childhood, who consumed the placenta as part of the child bearing
ritual. Has anyone heard of this trait before? I have not been able to find
any literature on this, nor have I talked to anyone who has.I would be
interested in finding its background and significance, if any. I would be
interested in knowing if anyone has even heard of this before.
thank you for your help
m. mcginnes

It's a common practise over here! Why are you interested????
Annemarie Thorby
Graduate Student
Department of Anthropology
University of Auckland
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Auckland, New Zealand.
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