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5 Best Books on Pregnancy

5 Best Books on Pregnancy

When I found out about my pregnancy the first time, thousands of questions were popping into my mind at that moment. With no elders at home, I was looking for information on the internet all the time. It can be confusing most of the time, and nothing gives you the comfort of reading pregnancy books at your own comfort and sweet time. I immediately ordered a few books on pregnancy, which was the best thing I did at that time. People around you will generally guide you about what to eat and what not to eat, but no one can tell you what is going inside your body every single week. Here I have listed 5 Best Books on Pregnancy that every parent should read at least one of them.

 

1.Grabha Sanskar by Balaji Tambe:

I referred to this amazing book during my pregnancy days. This book written by Dr. Shri Balaji Tambe who is considered a pioneer in Ayurveda has gone far beyond mere herbs, medicines, and remedies. This book comprehensively provides everything a person wants to know about conceiving, pregnancy, delivery, and nurturing the little one. It also advises on the traditional herb mixes, yoga, music, mantra, diet-plan for new mothers, or to the mothers-to-be. Get a copy here:                              

5 Best Books on Pregnancy
Grabha Sanskar by Balaji Tambe:


 

2. What to Expect When You’re Expecting:

What to Expect When You’re Expecting has over 18.5 million copies in print and read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book. It was even named one of the ‘Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years’ by USA Today. This book has all the must-have information, insights, tips, and advice for a new generation of parents. It has detailed information right from conception and till after birth. Advice for Dad is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on prenatal screening and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. It covers a detailed insight into what is happening inside the body of pregnant women every week. It has also touched upon topics of labor and delivery, multiple childbirth, complicated pregnancy. Buy a copy of this book here:

5 Best Books on Pregnancy
What to Expect When You’re Expecting

 

3. Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy:

Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy by Gita Arjun is another among the 5 Best Books on Pregnancy for the modern Indian couple. Focused on Indian couples this must-have book demystifies pregnancy with easy-to-understand language and lavish illustrations. It will empower a pregnant woman and her partner to proceed through the pregnancy with confidence. Get a copy here:

5 Best Books on Pregnancy
Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy


 

4. Pregnancy Notes: Before, During & After:

This book authored by Rujuta Diwekar, a well-known India’s leading nutrition and exercise science expert, has got you covered with tips even before one gets pregnant, till after you deliver your baby. Each stage includes notes on food, exercise, and recovery, and heritage recipes from across the country. Another must-have pregnancy book for parents to be. Get a copy here:

5 Best Books on Pregnancy
Pregnancy Notes: Before, During & After

 

 

5. The Pregnancy Handbook For Indian Moms: A Doctor’s Answers To All Your Questions:

Authored by Dr. Vinita Salvi is a gynecologist in Mumbai. The whole book is in a question-answer format. This book will help women understand the changes that are undergoing in their bodies and the precautions and tests they need at proper times. The book starts with a detailed account of how you should prepare your body for pregnancy. What happens during each trimester and how you should deal with the changes. Get a copy here:

5 Best Books on Pregnancy
The Pregnancy Handbook For Indian Moms: A Doctor’s Answers To All Your Questions

Pregnancy is a roller coaster ride and having a guidebook can make things easy. Do drop in your comments for any suggestions of books.

Also Read: Travel During Pregnancy

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The Lady Boss Blogger Course

The LadyBossBlogger Course

The LadyBossBlogger Course: How I Landed Two Writing Gigs After Taking The Course

 

 

 

The LadyBossBlogger Course
The Blogging Course

 

 

A few days after I started the LadyBossBlogger course I made my first earning through affiliate marketing! Though the amount is very small, it is the first step toward earning through blogging.

Before taking the LadyBossBlogger course I was just writing articles with no knowledge about the technicalities like email marketing, affiliate marketing, SEO, etc. 

With this course, my writing skills have improved and I have been approached by two companies to write for their website. What more I could ask for?

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I started a blog, as I wanted to share my experiences and help other fellow parents in their parenting journey and also to earn money. 

With the Ladybossblogger course, I have not only learned about all the nitty-gritty of blogging but also I am more confident as a writer. 

Blogging is not a lottery where one will become rich overnight. It is a long process where one has to learn so many things over the course of time. I am very thankful to LadyBossBlogger for this course, which has helped me in my blogging journey. 

 

Who can be a blogger? 

Anyone who has a flair for writing and has a passion to write about their can aspire to be a blogger. This course is wonderfully created by Elaine Rau and is helpful for both novice and intermediate bloggers like me who want to take up blogging as a career. I highly recommend this course from LadyBossBlogger.

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The Blogging Course
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Learn To Blog With LadyBossBlogger

Learn To Blog With LadyBossBlogger

Learn To Blog With LadyBossBlogger: Blogging Pays More Than The Average American Salary

 

Some of the top ones included in Learn To Blog With LadyBossBlogger

  1. Blogging

  2. Affiliate marketing

  3. E-commerce store owner

  4. Freelance graphic designer

  5. Handmade crafter

  6. Online teacher

  7. Product reviewer

  8. Social media manager

  9. Virtual assistant

  10. Freelance writer

Regardless of what you want to do, all ten of the jobs listed above are best done in conjunction with a blog. 

 

Learn blogging with LadyBossBlogger.
Learn To Blog With LadyBossBlogger


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MY START: Learn To Blog With LadyBossBlogger

I chose to become a stay-at-home mom, but I also missed going to work. With the passion to do something and earn at the same time, I thought blogging would be great for me as I don’t have to step out of the house and I could be with my children. I started writing blogs to share my experience in bringing up my kids with other parents. 

When I was pregnant, I would look for all kinds of information on the internet, and I still lookout for information. I believe if I shared my parenting journey through blogging it would help many other parents especially first-time moms. Wouldn’t it be great if I could profit also at the same time?

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WHAT IS LADYBOSSBLOGGER? 

That’s when I came across LadyBossBlogger Courses founded by Elaine Rau who has spoken on stages all over the world on how to become a successful blogger and influencer

Within just 3 years, LadyBossBlogger.com has amassed an audience of 250,000+ followers across all social media platforms. Read her interview with the Huffington Post to see how she started her online empire. 

LadyBossBlogger serves as a resource for ladies who are either just starting out on their entrepreneurial and/or blogging journey or looking for resources to continue their education or to start their carrier again while looking after the kids at the same time.

NARROWING IT DOWN 

There is too much basic information over the Internet, and to learn how to blog correctly one needs a mentor too that can guide you thoroughly. 

The course explained in LadyBossBlogger.com covers all the minute details of blogging and you don’t have to open many windows to learn just one topic which one usually does while learning blogging online with free resources. 

With this course, you’ll never be spinning your wheels because you’ll know exactly what to do every step of the way. So, it doesn’t matter if you have 10 minutes or 60 minutes – your time will always be well spent. 

I have finished a few chapters and now I could see where I was going wrong and what I could have done. I am sure if you want to learn to blog this course will be just perfect for you. 

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Discover Your “Why”

  • Find Your Niche

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  • Create Your Target Audience

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  • Set Up Email Marketing Strategy

  • Blog Marketing Strategy: Social Media Foundations

  • Learn WordPress Basics

  • SEO Best Practices

  • Curate Strategic Content

  • How To Make Money Blogging

  • Understand The Legal Aspects

  • How To Promote Your Blog + Brand

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Learn To Blog With LadyBossBlogger

 

Don’t forget to use my PROMO CODE: GOPA while registering for the course.

Additional LadyBossBlogger Resources you should check out:

 7-Day Make Money Blogging

 21-Day Build A Better Blog

 5-Day Master Affiliate Marketing

 3-Day Become An Instagram Influencer

 

Also read MommyWize: The ultimate platform for all your motherhood and parenting journey.

 

 

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Adopting Sustainable Lifestyle by A Mom- In the News

Throwback to last year’s Mother’s Day where I was featured in Midday News paper. The article was about going green and adopting sustainable lifestyle.


Nothing could be better than this on every Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely Moms.

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Travel During Pregnancy

 

 

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It is considered safe to travel during 2nd trimester and of-course depending upon person to person and circumstances. I was more active during my first pregnancy but didn’t get the chance to travel except alone from Mumbai to Guwahati to my parent`s home for delivery.

During my 2nd pregnancy my health was not in great condition. We had plans to travel to Bali during my son’s summer vacation,(during my 2nd trimester) but had to drop it as i was not in a position to travel long distance. But we managed to travel to our hometown and few short trips by road in and around Guwahati. The places we visited are Shillong, Samdrup Jongkhar(in Bhutan) and Chandubi Lake.

 

Here I have mentioned some basic points to keep in mind when traveling during pregnancy. 

1) Listen to your body. You only know whether you can travel or not and by which mode of transport. Travel isn’t recommended for those with high-risk pregnancy conditions

2) Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Feeling comfortable in your clothes should be your priority. There are many sites and shops available now-a-days for maternity wear.  Wear comfortable shoes specially which can be removed easily

3) Take your medicines and food on time. Don’t try to postpone your mealtime.

4) Keep some snacks and a water bottle with you all the time. Keeping something to eat like fruits, dry fruits, homemade sandwich or roti will always come in handy. In one of my trip we had plans to have our lunch at the destination, and reaching the place would take some 1hour. And I started feeling hungry. Luckily I was carrying few bananas with me.

5) If you have one more child then it is always preferable to carry a car seat. If they have the habit of traveling in your lap, explain to them before commencing the journey why you cant take them in your lap anymore

 

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6) Plan ahead. Always tell your practitioner about your travel plans before booking your tickets. Since I traveled by air both the times I asked my doctor to give me in writing that I am fit to travel

7) Take your time. Don’t rush. It is advisable to leave home early if you need to catch a train or plane as rushing up is not a good idea and you might need to take little rest in between.

8) If traveling by air, check with the airlines if they have any policies

9) Move your legs around or take short breaks. Take a stroll up to the cabin every once in a while of traveling by air. Or short breaks if you are traveling by car.

10) Wear your seat belt all the time. It is always advisable to wear seat-belts all the time to avoid any kinds of sudden jerks.

Every persons requirement is different. Please share is there anything else you want to add.

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Create Memories With Zoomin

Our son is 4 years old and our daughter recently turned 6 months. And believe it or not we still have not printed any photos of them. Don’t believe it?? even I can’t believe how come we have not yet printed any photos of them. Blame it on technology or on our laziness or on our hectic lifestyle. There are thousands of photos in our mobile phones and computers but not a printed one.The only printed one our son has is with his school friends clicked at school itself.

Gone are the days when having a camera was a luxury and clicking photo was not an everyday affair. We had to plan in advance like from buying a film, deciding the occasion, at which moment to take pictures and counting the numbers of pictures clicked. And one has to be very careful while taking pictures as one spoiled picture means less numbers of pictures and money wasted. And not to mention how eagerly we would wait for days to see those pictures and I am sure each picture had a story to tell.

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With photographs we not only create memories but we also cherish those beautiful moments spent.

 

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Having a second baby with a toddler

Having a second baby with a toddler

Having a second baby with a toddler? Here is how I prepared my son for the arrival of a sibling

 

The arrival of a new member in the family can be a difficult transition for older children if not prepared in advance.  Integration of a new baby into the family can create an emotional crisis for children. If you have planned for a 2nd baby or you just discovered that you are going to be parents again, it is better to involve your elder one in your pregnancy journey right from the beginning.

Having a second baby with a toddler
Having a second baby with a toddler

 

 

Here are few points which I would love to share that helped me in having a second baby with a toddler:

1) Try to know/ understand what they feel about babies in general.

Ask them would they want someone to play with or share their toys? My son would get excited whenever he sees a  baby. He would tell me “mama I want a baby”.This was one great positive factor for us

‌2) Take them to your doctor’s visit and scans.

I would take him every time with me for all my doctor`s visit and sonography and before going for sonography I used to tell him that today we are going to look at the baby and see what is the baby doing inside( is the baby sleeping, or is the baby dancing or is the baby doing potty). This would make him laugh and curious.


3) Let them talk to your unborn child

I would ask him to talk to the baby. Let him ask questions.

4) Keep telling them that they will become Big brother/Sister of the baby. With that, they will have to change the baby’s diapers, apply cream, make them sleep, etc.


5) Let them choose or take their opinion before buying something for the baby.


6) Let the father or other members of the family take charge of the elder one.

E. g dropping or picking up from school/bus stop, taking bath, feeding them, making them sleep without you.

Tell me moms who have 2 children what did u do? Would love to hear from you.

 

You can also read: 5 Best Books on Pregnancy

 

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The Baby Dilemma

I was happy to put up an exhibition of my products. I was elated as I was able to start my work again in whatever little time I had now. Now I don’t have to plan days in advance to go out with my 3 year old son. Now I get time to watch movies or go for long walks alone. I was happy thinking about the trip with my son to Pondicherry. I had already started planning for our next trip. But then ” Oh Again! Oh Yes wow ! No not now! Oh I am pregnant again! Thousands thoughts came to my mind.

My husband and myself both of us had thought of 2nd child. I had a hard time while trying to conceive the first one. Taking medications, hormones injection, regular visit to the doctor, monthly sonography.. !!It was taking a toll on me. I didn’t want to go through the same process again for the 2nd time. But then this time I easily conceived. It was planned but unexpected I would say.

Having only one child was also fine with us. But the thought of what will happen to our son if/when we are not there? Both my husband and myself have siblings. The bond shared between siblings is above friends and parents. My son also started asking for a baby. There are many ifs and buts, pros and cons of having a child or 2nd child. It is everyone’s personal decision.

I have friends and cousins who are happily married for years and don’t have any kids nor do they plan to have any. Some have one child and wish to have another but can’t due to various reasons. This dilemma of having kids or how many or not to have is never ending.

I would like to know from my friends, specially mommy friends what do u feel ? – 1 child, 2 children or no kids at all.