Follow superstitions — every last one of them. Carefully.
If you want to be a parent in Bulgaria, then you better get a list of instructions on what to do to protect your child from dark forces. Grandmothers know all about it. Don’t procrastinate, because everything starts from the moment the woman gets pregnant. The Bulgarian mother has to keep her pregnancy secret until the first trimester is over. She can only tell the father and her closest friends and relatives, but then her secret becomes their secret. The newborn should definitely not go outside until he turns 40 days. Guests are not welcomed before day 40 as they may accidentally hex the child, especially if their energy is impure. To avoid hexing, everybody other than the parents has to say “Pu pu pu!” after complimenting the child. The more brutal version of this precaution is “Pu pu, kokoshkite te posrali!” (“Pu pu, let chickens poo on you!”), but mother and child will smile upon hearing this, so all is good.