^my thoughts exactly!!! Plus with all the blood & sweat (from laboring), yikes! No way. Correct me if I'm wrong ha. I don't believe in binat etc. IMO, if there's no scientific explanation, I don't follow it. Superstitions, "kasabihan", and the like. More often than not, I've noticed, the older generation IMPOSES this on us. Though with my eldest, I had the most difficult healing, my mother-in-law gave me the bayabas thing, too. Heard of its healing properties na way back. Tried it once. After that, I just went back to my betadine & ointments.