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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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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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