In his book Dianetics, the religion's founder L. Ron Hubbard instructs: "maintain silence in the presence of birth to save the sanity of mother and child."
According to the tenets of Scientology, words spoken during birth and other painful times are recorded by the "reactive mind," or subconscious.
Those memories, Scientologists believe, can eventually lead to problems for mother and child.
Actually, it's scientology, not memories, that can eventually lead to problems for mother and child. Did I say can? I meant will.