Yes. That's a much better idea.
"Mama, what are those?"
"Well, honey, those are from when I went down to the underworld to get you. I had to steal you back from the storks."
I am envisioning this as a fairly Aztec sort of underworld, with stylization and blood sacrifice. The storks can have sinister medical accoutrements, and possibly plague doctor masks.
I'm not sure I need to write this story, but perhaps someone should suggest it to Ursula Vernon.