Customs and Traditions

The first pregnancy is always special. While each region in India celebrates pregnancy according to its customs and beliefs, there are also a lot of myths surrounding pregnancy. Find out some common pregnancy myths, the many pregnancy traditions in India (like valakaapu, seemadham, dohale jevan) and childbirth traditions across the world.

Celebrating Pregnancy

Celebrating Pregnancy

Pregnancy customs and traditions have been around ever since once can remember. Though no two pregnancy-and-childbirth customs across the world are alike, each tradition has its own significance attached to it. In fact, in India alone, the...

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World Childbirth Traditions

World Childbirth Traditions

Down the ages, pregnancy and childbirth was one of the greatest mysteries that faced humankind. And in their urge to control the uncontrollable, many ancient cultures devised superstitions and beliefs for a predictable outcome. Childbirth had a...

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15 Common Pregnancy Myths

15 Common Pregnancy Myths

When you're expecting, you'll probably be getting an overdose of dos and don'ts from your friends, acquaintances, and most often from the elders in your family. While they may all be well-meaning, it could also leave you in a quandary since they're...

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Godh Bharai

Godh Bharai

Godh bharai is the traditional Indian Baby Shower ceremony celebrated in north India. It is very similar to the Tamilian “Valakappu (or “Seemantham”,) Kannada “Sreemantha”, Bengali “Shaad”, and Maharastrian “Dohale Jevan” Godh...

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The top 10 games to play at a baby shower

Baby showers are fun and lively affairs. What could be better than getting together to celebrate a mum-to-be, welcome a new baby, open a few gifts and of course play a few games! If you’re throwing a baby shower for someone and are looking for...

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Will your baby be a boy or a girl? This ancient chart is supposed to predict your child's gender, based upon your age and the month of conception!
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