Are You Expecting?

Are you pregnant? If you are, speak to your child in the womb. NOW!

Welcome to this amazing new world. Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases in a woman’s life; however, in today’s world, with nuclear families and careers at stake, this phase brings forth a great deal of fear, pressure and, hence, stress. But if you understand parenthood, you will realise that pregnancy is the most beautiful process in human evolution.


It is scientifically proven that the first brain cell is developed on the twelfth day of inception. From the fourth month onwards, the child in the womb begins to hear outside sounds, and by the 7th, 8th and 9th months, the child is able to hear clearly what you speak, and what you convey to others and to it.


There is a lot of truth in what our elders say about maintaining a calm, happy and relaxed mind during pregnancy. They also recommend reading beautiful and inspiring books filled with positive thoughts, listening to soothing music, meditating, and avoiding all negative thoughts and influences during this stage as all these can have a profound impact on the mother’s state of mind and, consequently, on the child in her womb.


Another factor, which impacts the unborn child, is the food consumed by the mother during pregnancy. The more she eats healthy, natural foods, the healthier her baby will be. Smoking and drinking alcohol are a complete no-no during this period, even if the mother is used to these otherwise; avoid these during this phase to give your child the best of health and environment.


Let me ask you a simple question: Would you want your child to be healthy or not? Of course, your answer would be, healthy! ‘Healthy’ naturally translates into drinking, smoking, unhealthy food habits etc. being definite no-nos for him/her. Good health in parents gives rise to good health in their children.


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Most of the active brain cells a child will ever have are present at birth.

During pregnancy, a well-nourished foetus will develop an average of 250,000 new brain cells every minute.

Smoking, alcohol consumption and drugs intake can severely affect the brain growth of the child.

Poor diet during the vital periods can cause lifelong learning disabilities.

Consume plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish and vegetable oils, while pregnant.

Have two bananas a day when pregnant, for potassium and folic acid.

Iron and zinc rich foods are essential for the baby’s brain growth.

Fig and black raisin soaked overnight are great too.

Drink plenty of light fluids like buttermilk.

Take rest at regular intervals for the body to recover.

From the “The Learning Revolution “by Gordon Dryden & Jeannette Vos


Children are the flowers of the garden called world, and we want them to blossom fully. Children are closer to God, and so their divine laughter is always enchanting. It is no wonder then that Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru saw the image of God in them


If we want to stop wars and unnecessary killings on this planet, we must all start taking care of children — not only of their physical health but also of their mental health, and make sure that when they grow up, they have a healthy and happy approach towards life.


The care of children’s health does not start only after their birth. Even before the baby is conceived in the mother’s womb, both the parents must take care to see to it that they themselves are in a proper healthy condition of mind and body so that the child to be born does not inherit any disease of the mind or body.


The expectant mother should practice the acupressure therapy daily to ensure good health and freedom from disease and to reduce the possibility of miscarriage. Pressure treatment should be given at least on the two sides of the wrists to prevent miscarriage. The expectant mother should do some light exercises daily, for example, walking two to three kilometres.

The child starts learning while in the mother’s womb. The cases of Abhimanyu and Shukdev are very famous. So the expectant mother must try to be cheerful, and read and listen to books on religion, art, music, culture etc. The husband should also help the wife in all these activities and keep her cheerful during this vital period of pregnancy.


If you see it in your mind, you are going to hold it in your hand.