New moms face handfuls of decisions while pregnant. The choices don't stop there, however. The variety of paths available to families parenting for the first, second, or 20th time are immeasurable. Yet, one thing is there to help guide the way. A family's and society's traditions can influence the way a woman chooses to parent her child. While there are times this can feel limiting or old fashioned, there are other times that the traditional way can be beautiful.
Below are several traditions that have held on despite the passing of years. They come from all over. Some may seem very familiar while others may seem outlandish to those of us who grew up firmly entrenched in American values. If we look closely, we can see they're all beautiful.
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