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Originally written in Marathi, ‘Ayurveda Garbha Sanskar’ is a book that serves as a guide to a couple who are looking to start a family, starting out by getting pregnant, giving birth to a healthy child and nurturing the little one. The book comprehensively provides people everything that a person wants to know about conceiving, pregnancy and delivery to nurturing the little one for up to 2 years of age.
Not simply a book laden with known-lectures, rather this book can be seen as an elaboration of various ancient Ayurvedic practices that leads to the complete well-being of the mother and child’s physical, spiritual and psychological health. It also advises on the traditional herb mixes, yoga, music and mantras that the new-mothers or the mothers-to-be may find helpful. Besides, this book also charts a nutritious Ayurvedic diet-plan for the couples to detoxify their bodies and be healthy in the right sense of the term.
Once a mother conceives, she must be able to nourish and condition the little one in her womb. Likewise, this book also provides a month-by-month nutrition plan that helps in proper nourishment of the baby. Yoga and full-body herbal oil massages during pregnancy are also recommended for the mothers-to-be along with a list of health tonics prescribed in this book.
In order to reach out to more people worldwide, this book has been translated in English, and is available in hardcover.
If you’ve just received the happy news, and are wondering how to take it from there, Dr Gita Arjun provides India’s first definitive guide to expectant parents. On topics ranging from preconceptional counselling to demystifying pregnancy and explaining away the many myths that surround it, to the care of the new-born itself, the book holds rare insights into the physical and emotional needs of both mother and child – with a chapter dedicated to the modern would-be father as well.
Abundantly illustrated, with user friendly tips for the entire family, Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy is an encyclopaedia that will engage and inform men and women everywhere who want the best for their unborn child.
What To Expect When You Are Expecting is a well-known pregnancy handbook. This is the revised 4th edition in the series. The book gives fresh and novel outlook towards the apprehensions of the parents-to-be. This book trails your pregnancy right from the beginning and advises you on the smallest of details that you seek from month to month. The author addresses expecting mothers directly, combining the latest advancements in obstetrics and keeping the current everyday life in mind.
The book looks at the realistic, physical, poignant, dietary and sexual facets of pregnancy and all the necessary support expected from one’s partner. This edition is completely revised and comprises of tips about topics such as amniocentesis, sex, alternative birthing and breastfeeding along with other things. Demonstrating week-by-week foetal growth, this book presents a detailed and affable approach to all aspects relating to maternity. In this revised edition, there are some additional chapters like one on pre-conception and a chapter on carrying multiple foetuses.
This book was published in May 2008 and is available in Paperback form.
The book is a constant New York Times bestseller and is one of USA Today’s 25 most prominent books in the last 25 years. Around 14.5 million copies have been sold as the book is read by around 90% of pregnant women. Also, this book was adapted into a movie which released in May, 2012 retaining the same title. The movie starred Cameron Diaz among others.
The book can be ordered online from Amazon India.
About the author:
Heidi Murkoff has penned down this book. Heidi Murkoff was born as Heidi Eisenburg in the USA. She also wrote WhatToExpect.com and is the founder of the What To Expect Foundation. She was included in the list of one of the 100 Most Influential People of the World by Time Magazine in 2011. She was also introduced into the Books for a Better Life Hall of Fame. Heidi currently, lives with her husband and 2 children in Southern California.
It gives you tips on yoga for easy conception too. Luckily, I was already doing those asanas. An absolute must have for every pregnant woman who wants to have a healthy and fit pregnancy and lots of energy through the tough days.