Expecting? Be happy & positive!
It is important for a pregnant woman to be happy. In many ancient cultures like the Indian, Japanese and Chinese, a great deal of stress is laid on the mood of a pregnant woman; she should be positive. It is believed that what the mother is exposed to during pregnancy affects the growing baby within her.
Indian mythology gives us a classic example through the story of Abhimanyu. When he was in his mother’s womb, his father narrated to his mother Subhadra the technique of getting into an army formation called the chakravyuh. But just when he started explaining the technique of getting out of the chakravyuh, his mother fell asleep. As the story goes, Abhimanyu grew up and went to battle where he was easily able to enter the chakravyuh but wasn’t able to get out of it!
According to legend, when Confucius’s mother became pregnant, she withdrew to the mountain to pray and gave birth to Confucius there. In ancient China,
a pregnant woman was told not to look at ugly things, not to listen to rude talk
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, tells of his belief that a pregnant woman directly influences the baby she carries.
So, it’s important that pregnant woman maintains a happy life state. She should read good books; frivolous or horror books, movies or TV programme are a
no-no. She should meet people who make her happy and eat the food she likes; her husband and people around her should be sensitive and loving towards her. She should express to people around her what she wants or likes! If she has insensitive people around her, she has one best friend she can always rely on, herself! She should make her own happiness, if need be!
Blurb: “If she has insensitive people around her, she has one best friend she can always rely on – herself! She should make her own happiness, if need be!”