Most of the tips were very helpful during my aunt’s pregnancy. Over here, I have listed a few:
1. Feel Good
Whatever you touch, feel, eat affect your baby as it affects you. If you’re happy, your baby would be too probably. The same goes when you’re sad, hungry, angry…
Nourish your senses with fresh flower every morning and listening to Garbha Sanskar music. Also, listening to soft, country and instrumental music will make your baby happy. Though Avoid loud, disturbing music and movies at all cost.
Touch your baby bump and establish a connection with your new family member.
2. Eat Sattvic Meals
Sattvic diet is a diet based on foods with sattva quality. In Yoga and Ayurveda literature, Sattvic diet restores and maintains sattvic state of living. In Sattvic system of dietary classification, foods and drinks that have destructive influence on the mind or body are considered Tamasic, while those that neither lead to better health nor are destructive are considered Rajasic.
Keep your diet rich in everything Rajasic and avoid Tamasic whenever possible. Rajasic foods calm down mind and soul of you as well as the baby. Some of the Rajasic food are:
- Ghee (clarified butter)
- Fresh and mostly green vegetables
- Fresh fruits
- Multi grains
3. Get an oil massage with an Ayurvedic oil
As per Ayurveda in Australia, oil massage complements the health of the mother and the baby alike. The massage like all Ayurveda elements calms mind and body. In addition, appropriate oils balance “Vata Dosha”. Balancing Vata Dosha is important for the health of the mother and the baby.
4. Balancing Vata Dosha
For balancing out the nervous system and stabilise the mother as well as the baby, balancing “Vata Dosha” is important
5. The tastes
Sweet, sour, and salty are the three tastes that a pregnant can have without worries. Sweet foods like sweet potato, cooked beans, carrots in moderation. Sour foods like citrus fruits as well salty foods can be consumed by the mother, however, salty and spicy foods should be avoided.
Conclusion: Ayurveda is an ancient medical science of living a healthy lifestyle. As a mother, you should make it a part of your life.