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Monday, May 20, 2019

Safety Pins In Pregnancy.....

Have you heard about pregnant women wearing safety pins on every outfit every day until they birth their child?The reason for this is that there is a belief that it wades off evil....







Is this a general tribe belief in Nigeria or is this tribe specific?
Do you believe in wearing safety pins during pregnancy?
Did anyone reading this do it?


I wore this pin during my first pregnancy everyday for a few months cause i remembered and was scared but when my Doctor saw it and screamed that the pin might go off and stick into my stomach causing serious harm,nobody told me before i took it off......


A BV says ''I Am an expectant mum, and I don't really believe in stuff like that, but recently I visited a friend, and you need to see way she screamed at me on noticing I wasn't having any safety pin on my cloth (just told her I forgot) as I was not ready for her long talks.

Growing up in Lagos, I heard many stories about the dangers of pregnant women not wearing pins and going out at noon, thought it was just tradition of a particular tribe............''

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  1. Nigerians and superstitious beliefs sha. Is the pin supposed to chook any evil spirit that tries to come near a pregnant woman lol. Anyways this is the first time I’m hearing about this sha.

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    1. Throughout my 3 pregnancies, I never wore pin even though I am Yoruba. I never believed in it.

      A pastor friend of mine said people that wear it are indirectly worshipping "Ogun the god of iron". That is her point of view.

      some even said pregnant ladies shouldn't be seen walking between noon and 2pm

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    2. When I miscarried my pregnancy after series of weird dreams, my ex friend kept appearing in my dream giving me cocked food and I wld collect and eat, lost d baby at 5months. Nxt belle I bought over 7dozens of pin,I go pin for front pin for back. Yes I did it! Pinned the tip of my bedsheets, used Bible do foot mart inside palour, bought bitter kola constantly and spread round d house, got anointing oil , put pin in every gate leading to my flat. Each time she gave me moimoi especially in my dreams, I will always find a way to trash it. Carried my baby till full term biko. Am not superstitious o but nna men I gotta do what I gatta do as miscarriage of 5months is like a dagger in the heart

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    3. Anonymous 17:31.. Same with me too... Lost mine at almost 6months... In my 2nd pregnancy, na pin tins o...

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  2. Hahahahaha this sounds so funny. Never heard of it before. My baby is 5 months now, never wore safety pin for a sec and ofcource nothing bad happened to us. I guess wearing the pin should be just for fun.

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    1. It is Yoruba belief, and there is so much superstition and paranoia among them, they will want you against biting your nails around their business area, they wouldn't borrow you money early on Monday etc, that is the reason their churches are always attacking imaginary demon nd causing serious division amongst people, I suspect their fears is due to polygamy,envy and strong ties to voodoo.

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    2. PαΊΉ̀lαΊΉ́ Yoruba hater welcome. You know so much about them because Yoruba land has been a source of blessing to you and so many tribes that you can't just leave the but live in it full of hate.

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  3. Which tribe belief?
    Before the coming of Europeans, did any
    tribe in Nigeria manufacture safety pins?
    Just Satan confusing people to put their trusts in created things rather than God the creator of all things.

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    1. Make it louder for those at the back!

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    2. Exactly pure superstition. During my 2nd pregnancy a friend visited and when I wanted to go out and buy a drink for her she screamed and I thought something was wrong only for her to say I should go and wear pin 1st or forget the drink. I kukuma saved my money

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    3. Thanks anon. I knew of this practice and I thought it was a Nigerian thing until I read a novel. White women did this for so many generations, it's an old midwife's tale to prevent evil children. The origin is Mediaeval England but I think it's only being practiced in Nigeria now.

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    4. Maybe Yorubas got it from English colonialists.

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  4. I wore it during my pregnancy n my mum would always remind me. I didnt wear it cause i was scared of evil babies but because of my family members who would always check on me.For me it doesnt change anything

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    1. Those family members led you into idolatry and you followed them?

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  5. I would love to read comments on this, it really got me confused growing up.

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  6. I never wore any pin. I prayed everyday, annointed my belly. I soaked myself in the blood of Jesus every day so the pin thing never occured to me for a second. If you sought your pregnancy in "shady places" that is when you may need stuff like this.

    I prayed and cried to God for my child, God saw me through my journey.Lord i am grateful.

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    1. The anointing is in u and not in the blood of Jesus.
      Who the son of man has set free ;is free indeed

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    2. Lol Tenth what are you saying??

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    3. You don't soak or cover your self with the blood of Jesus.you are sanctified by the blood of jesus

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    4. @ tenth, I soak,cover and saturate my self and household in the blood of Jesus. Pray how you want to pray and let me pray mine in peace, thank you ma.

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    5. Don't mind @tenth... o ndi Christ Embassy. ha abia ha. mshewww. If you like no soak yourself, na your problem who you help?

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    6. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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    7. Instead of you being afraid to birth evil babies, pray that your children doesn't inherit the traits of a wicked relation.

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  7. I knw of it and has been seeing pregnant women wearing it. But I believe is superstition.

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  8. I usually believe in this before but not anymore! I just make sure my small Bible is always inside my handbag each time I’m going out!!

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    1. If u like carry big bibe if you are not equipped with the word and prayers;it will not work.
      Then we use Bible to sleep under our pillows and yet devil go still press person.

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    2. Using the Bible like some people use juju will not help. It's the (efficacy of the) Bible you have put inside of you, not on your person that will save you. People with church sticker all over their car and big Bible on their dashboard still have horrible accidents and die.

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    3. Alternative Facts21 May 2019 at 08:01

      Give examples or are you assuming?..

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  9. I know it and has seen pregnant women wearing it but I believe is superstition.

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  10. The practice has been on for only God's knows time. I believe there are reasons for it, as a saying in Yoruba- "Ti ko ba ni idi, Obirin ki je Kumolu".Just do your part. Wishing all expectant mothers safe delivery.

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  11. Very true. We the yoruba people believe in it. I remember while taking a work with my cousin sister abroad.she suddenly remembered that she forgot to use the safety pin, she called her mom in ibadan Nigeria and she told her to immediately pick small stones and put in her bra. My cousins mom is a strong Pentecostal Christian.

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    1. Is not about been a strong pentcoatal christain.it is about knowing the word and Workin your salvation with tremendous fear

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    2. Just so you know to avoid confusion, strong Pentecostal Christian and entertaining superstitious beliefs should not be in the same sentence.

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    3. She is not a strong Pentecostal Christian, she is a strong Pentecostal church goer.

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    4. Lol. The way we consider people isn't how God does. You think that woman is a strong Pentecostal Christian cos she probably prays in tongues, attends church many times a week and says some of the things you expect a Christian to say. Yet, she's so superstitious that she's not even health conscious. With all the diseases that we don't really know how they're caused including breast cancer flying around, she told her own daughter to put small stones in her bra. Pentecostal Christian, ko. Orthodox spirikoko, ni.

      I attended a so-called church with someone who's been bothering me yesterday and my heart broke. Very popular church yet the sermon was full of personal opinions, philosophies and self-worship, motivational talk and a few strategically mentioned Bible verses. Idolatry. Worship of man. How to get you want. How their church is the happening miracle centre. I don't think I heard the name of Jesus actually being preached. Yet, there was such a crowd that some people were standing. Miracle-seekers, not worshippers. Turning a place they say is the house of God into a spectacle.

      People's reactions to problems often exposes what they really believe. If you find that despite the jim-jimness you display, you resort to nonsense like safety pins, church stickers, bangles, calendars and the like for safety when you're in trouble - sorry but you're just wasting your time. You don't know God. You're no different from the person who is still going to juju with three white fowls, one tortoise and one black goat. Or whatever it is they ask for. When you die, people without discernment might call you a saint among the living. But your real problem will be discovering that God can't be swayed by things that impress human beings.

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    5. Anon 14.02 I love 😍 you

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  12. Never wore it....my LO and i came out fine

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  13. I can remember back then In the east before moving to Europe, safety pins is like a form to wad off evil spirit even during burials most of the good people at a burial have safety pins attached to their clothes because there’s this superstition that some evil people during the ceremony won’t be able to spread u the evil pin. Only Nigerians who grew up in the east will know what I’m talking about.. there’s some kind of evil sickness that most people get i forgot what jts called in Igbo; but this things actually do happen.

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    1. I grew up in Enugu and this is my first time of hearing this. I have two children and they are grown up. But i'm the type that would use safety pin if I had heard about it's potency towards warding off evil.

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    2. Good u didn’t hear anything

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    3. U are talking about ntutu right?

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    4. Maybe people who came from Lagos or west brought it with them, even grandma for east will not tell you that rubbish.

      Voodoo Christians have invaded Christainity.

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  14. My friend nagged me so much that I wore it for a while in my first trimester, I later stopped jare. I don't believe in stuff like that, I prayed and anointed myself daily.

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  15. Men I did it with my first kid.pin or stone.momsi said the baby will be changed.blabbla.she bought two parkets.till one day I heard her telling my sister it was her prophet that told her.
    Whilst i was thinking it was the truth. i was close to delivery.i stopped.my second and third she ask tire I told her I will not do it.she called hubby bla bla.hubby said for peace if I am going to see her I should carry.i did not.o.my second baby I even go to church programs and come back very late sef.and she was the easiest birth.that thing is crap jor

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  16. Evil that can supposedly be warded off with mere safety pin, is that one serious? If the only demon chasing you is one that stops when it sees ordinary safety pin, you don't have problem in this life. People will be putting their lives and babies at risk cos of idolatrous practices that don't even make sense.

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    1. Lol, na chicken hearted evil spirit.

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  17. Pin ko pin ni. I didn't use it during my pregnancy And nothing happened to me. Prayer upon prayer is all I did

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  18. Never wore that shit all through my pregnancies, I don't believe in those nonsense superstitions.

    Some prayer "ministries " have modernised this belief ,they now attach their ministry logo to the safety pin and pregnant ladies now wear it, na dem sabi sha

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  19. Enter your comment...SAKA MANJE

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  20. I never wore any safety pin. I didn’t even remember there was anything like that throughout pregnancy. I don’t believe in such.

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  21. This is the first I've heard about this, I am a mother of 4... the things people believe though... wow

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  22. I laughed at first, after reading the post. I've never heard of this. Chuuwooo!!!

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  23. Superstitious beliefs nothing more. Same thing with don't go out at noon because witches are more active, don't eat snails or okra and ogbono soup so that your child won't be dull or slow, don't cross the feet of another man to avoid your unborn child looking like him πŸ˜€. Some are downright silly.
    Crap as far as am concerned.

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  24. It is a belief it will put off evil most especially in the afternoon.

    That is why Christ paid the debt for us to be free.

    Most don't bother again because prayers and Jesus Christ blood is enough

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  25. I know its superstitios. i didnt use it during my first pregnancy, the baby had biliary atresia and died 3 months after, i used it during my next three pregnancies o. i cant shout. i was prayerful though. i think its just a mentality thing.

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  26. I heard this too during my Preg period but I will never believe in such. If you want to subject yourself to that bondage, you're on your own.

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  27. I never did it, it's unheard of in my own tribe.

    Too many superstitious beliefs in this country

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    1. That means you don't stay in the west, their superstitions is on another level, I once had a graduate sales girl who would refuse to collect back anything she borrows you due to her belief you may harm her.

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  28. Once my friend s confirmed pregnant he will not go out with it.

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    1. Your pregnant friend is a he? LOL.

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  29. My mum told me to put clip it on all my clothes when going out, the same with my sister, I did and one day my hubby saw it and didn't like it. He asked me to stop using it cos God alone is enough to keep and protect our baby. I stopped using it. All I did was pray and anoint my belly before going out.

    I think fear is the main reason people use the pin. Abeg God is more than enough.

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  30. I don't believe in Superstitious things. So I didn't wear any through out my pregnancies.

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  31. I am currently heavily Pregnant, I don't wear any pin, I just don't remember it, but there was something I saw one day at oyingbo market that made me see why some pregnant women wear that pin, I saw a young woman of about 40 or early 40's, and a small boy of about 20 and other 2 elderly men, they all dressed in red, the woman had a wrapper to her chest, the small boy tied a wrapper to his waist, they wore a tight Beed on their gorimakpa head, they were prepared like lambs for sacrifice, they looked really scary and people were running off the road for them, I believe they were trying to swap that boys future and destiny and borrow someone's own from that market and better the boys own, I was so scared, I turned my back and kept pleading the blood of Jesus Christ, a pregnant woman is not supposed to see such, but because it's a general market, there's no way you can avoid it, I heard it's Oro people in Yoruba culture, my own is, if the pin thing works for you, please wear, as for me, the blood of Jesus Christ is more than enough for me .... Tankiuuu

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  32. For christians who do it,I consider it an insult unto God,their maker..believing in the created rather than the creator..how can an ordinary safety pin deliver you from evil?

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    1. Being a christain doesn't stop temptation from coming your way. In Igbo dis evil pin thing do happen. When you are sick, you pray And also take medicine that's also how most people treats this issue. If you haven't heard about it, pls pray not to bcos it is real. Evil do exist on earth. Y do couples not drink the palmwine on their tm? We all pray evil never remembers us but if you are questioning if evil exist den it does...yes there is evil in this world. Lord pls alw watch over your children, we put our life and existence in your hand

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  33. I thought this was only practised in South East. I never wore any for all my babies.

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    1. Which south east? Hian Biko we don't do that shit, I have never hear about this

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    2. Which South east, check your relatives that come from Lagos.rubbish thing.

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  34. Not only pins oooo, my mum told me when i pregnant not to go out once it's 7 pm not even do next compound that evil spirits do move about at night

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  35. I heard it is to keep evil spirits away, especially when in the market

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  36. It's common here in benin

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    1. I trust Benin dem no dey carry last.

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    2. I remember Betty Irabor said she did it.

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  37. Evil spirits aren't deterred by mere "safety pin". Many people that practice this don't really know the meaning, they we're just told to. When I was pregnant for my first, a supposed very"christian" neighbor was constantly reminding me of the need to avoid sun(not even health related reasons), but because it's something she grew up to believe, that evil spirits were lurking about. I asked, what if I were working and I need to be out and about carrying out the day's activities, I should ignore my work because I'm pregnant and it's afternoon!!!! She had no good answer, just insisting that it's not good. Religion and tribalism are still the major problems and set backs we suffer in this country.

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    1. Superstitious beliefs not even Religion,we don't practice religion the right way, Yorubas Mix Christainity and Islam with Ifa practice,most Pentecostal church mostly preach about people who are out to harm you,meanwhile most are exaggerated and as a result of subtle introduction of Voodoo beliefs into Christainity.

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  38. Biko nu, who knows any potent treatment for severe morning sickness(scratch that, all day sickness).
    The nausea is hell, hopefully I don't puke my guts out.
    Send help !!!

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    1. Sorry my dear..sadly,there is no cure for morning sickness...hopefully it will pass after the 1st trimester..

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    2. There's this water. I don't know whether it's brime or brile water. It helps sha google and buy.

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    3. Dry crackers and you are welcome.

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    4. Tiny fresh ginger in the mouth

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  39. Strangely in my culture ppl use it when a woman becomes a widow and to stop the husband from trying to have sex with her still. I am not sure if anyone uses it during pregnancy.

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  40. It isn't just in Naija but the whole of Africa , middle East and Asia. Why do dey all practice it if there's no truth to it. I wore my pins from 3weeks to full term.

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  41. a friend of mine told me about it while in school, that her elder sister did not use it during her second pregnancy and the baby came out looking very weird that the first child never went close to the baby till the baby died....me I don't really believe in such sha, I guess their village people dey worry them.

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