Wednesday, February 19, 2014

INFERTILITY (BARRENNESS) CAUSED BY MISHANDLING OF PLACENTA. A brief interview with another Dinka.


The Dinka Agar also believed that the mishandle of the placenta. This is how they prepare the placenta after the birth of the child. The placenta is put in the local bowl ( calabash ) the new one which has never been use. The bowl is filled with water. The old women are  always the traditional birth attendants. These old women have to remove the anthill and bring it to  edge of the garden  near to the court yard. They also bring the thorns of the local tree called Thou. These  thorns were put for the reason that they can protect the vultures not to eat the placenta. When the vultures eat the placenta the child will shead tears unknowingly like the vultures.
The placenta was  washed, spread on the anthill, pinned on the anthill with the thorns then smeared with the oil. The smearing is because the placenta cannot become dry and remove itself from the anthill.
They believed that if it dries then the woman also becomes dry and will never produce a child again.
After the placenta is washed clean, no remain of the blood and well put on the anthill, fenced with thorns then a white grains are scattered around and on the placenta.
This means that the woman will produce more children like the grains.

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