Hoopsa boyaboy

"Hoopsa boyaboy hoopsa!": this third verse in the fertility chant imitates, according to Gifford, "The cry with which a midwife celebrates the birth of a male child as she bounces it to stabilize its breathing."

JH 2014

Photograph from Frederick Leboyer's Birth Without Violence (1977). Source: letsliveforever.net.