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Patti Wigington

Witchcraft and Pregnancy

By February 10, 2014

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A reader asks, "I just found out I'm pregnant, and one of my friends is telling me that means I need to put my magical practice on hold, because it could hurt the baby. Is this true? Do I need to stop all forms of ritual and spellwork for the next eight months?"

You know, we get lots of emails here at About Pagan/Wiccan that run along the lines of "My friend told me not to do [whatever] because it could make [bad thing x, y or z] happen." And yet, no one ever tells you WHY your practice of whatever could make bad thing x, y, or z happen. These cautionary tales take on lives of their own, and so there are entire generations of people living in fear of doing stuff for no discernible reason. For more on this, read our article on Witchcraft and Pregnancy.
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February 25, 2013 at 10:40 am
(1) Mia says:

I am Pagan and pregnant, and have been doing monthly meditation rituals for my baby either on the full moon or new moon. It is a good time to visualize your baby as healthy and to honor the cycle of life and reincarnation.

I agree with Patti that the only thing you should be careful about when pregnant is handling and drinking herbs – some are extremely beneficial, and some aren’t. Most midwifes can tell you which herbs are okay to take during pregnancy.

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