"In some Latin American cultures, a pregnant woman’s cravings are considered very important. If a mother's cravings are not satisfied, the baby might be born with unpleasant personality traits or physical
characteristics associated with the food. For example, if the mother craves strawberries
and does not eat them, the baby might have strawberry spots (Neria)."
and so . . . it's a good thing Stephen bought me those raspberries the other day.
"La cuarentena refers to the forty-day period after childbirth allowed for a new
mother to rest and adjust to motherhood. Family members take care of household chores
so that the new mother may dedicate herself to this time of special bonding with her
Hmm, this doesn't sound too bad either.