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Motherhood and Vastu Shastra : Top 5 Vastu Tips for Expecting Mothers

Vastu Shasta is the study involving energy, elements and directions. It focuses on a natural flow of energies in order to attract all positive elements to work together for a common good.

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Vastu Shastra is a traditional Hindu system of design based on directional alignments. Wikimedia
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New Delhi, October 20, 2017 : Vastu Shasta is the study involving energy, elements and directions. It focuses on a natural flow of energies in order to attract all positive elements to work together for a common good.  Maintaining the vastu of a place is a delicate task. It is even more difficult, however important when a woman is aspiring to or beginning a new phase by bringing another life to the earth.

For all the expecting mothers, the following five vastu tips should be considered to have a smooth pregnancy,

Vastu Tips to Avoid Low Moods

Expectant mothers should refrain from staying in rooms with dark colors. Similarly, rooms with bleak colors, or those with dull shades or low feelings should not be chosen for an expecting mother or a woman trying to conceive.

Dull colors are known to have an upsetting effect on psychology. They can capable of instantly upsetting an individual’s mood.

Thus, staying in a room with dull colors can be a cause of depression for a new or expecting mother and can emotionally, mentally or physically harm both the mother and the child.

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A badly lit room or a dull room is known to upset moods. Pixabay

Vastu Tips on Colors For The Bedroom

As per vastu tips for pregnant women, dark colors such as red, black, orange etc should be avoided for rooms of an expectant mother. Instead subtle colors like light blues, white and yellow.

The color blue has a cooling effect. Additionally, the color purple also has a calming effect. To make the best use of their properties, expectant mothers can have a bulb that emits light blue or purple light.

ALSO READ Vastu Shastra: Why is it Regarded as the Science of Architecture?

Expecting mothers are also recommended to practice yoga to maintain overall health. If performed in a room with purple color light source, vastu experts believe the practice can be even more beneficial. The color purple strikes a balance between potassium and sodium levels and helps in the development, strengthening and maintenance of bones.

Additionally, vastu experts also recommend staying in a room illuminated by blue color to reduce any sort of pain during pregnancy.

Vastu tips on Sleeping Direction

Vastu tips for pregnant women say couples who plan to begin parenthood would benefit from staying in the south-east corner of the house. This can be also attributed to the direct heat from the sun which can cause body temperatures to rise and prove harmful for the expecting mother and her child.

Upon conceiving the child, the mother should shift to the north east direction until the baby is born. If completely shifting a room is not possible, the mother should spend a majority of her time in a room in the north-east direction. This should be continued even after the baby is born.

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A mother should sleep in the north-east direction as per vastu. Pixabay

Vastu Tips to Keep Mind Engaged and for Positive Mood

It is always better to know about things that involve another person’s life; that makes sense. Reading not only informs and expands an individual’s knowledge, it also keeps them distracted and constrictively engaged.

During pregnancy, due to limitations, it is not possible to keep the expectant mothers engrossed in tasks that were previously performed. Rather than keeping idle, they can indulge in reading. Books keep the mind engrossed, challenge the brain to comprehend and think and also keep it active.

Books can be chosen as per individual preferences. However, vastu experts recommend reading inspiring and motivational books during pregnancy.

Books on happy subjects provide the expectant mothers with the right direction to think in, helps uplifts their mood and keeps them feeling refreshed and happy.

Also, mothers can place pictures of cute babies or healthy children in their rooms to feel positive and hopeful about motherhood.

Vastu Tips for the Brahmasthan

Vedic architecture is based on Vastu Shastra and holds a lot of prominence for proponents.

Brahmasthan is a principal part of the house as per Vedic architecture and community planning. It is the centre or the precise middle of a building a geographical area.

Going by vastu tips for expecting mothers, the brahmasthan should be free from any obstructions. This point inside the house must be free of any sort of furniture, pillar, wall or any other physical fixture. It must also be well lit with overhead lights such as skylights.

 

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Pain After Delivery Linked To Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can lead to lower rates of breastfeeding and poor bonding with the baby.

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Postpartum depression linked to mother's pain post childbirth Pixabay

The pain experienced by a mother following childbirth, rather than during the labour and delivery process could be linked to postpartum depression, that affect about one in nine women, according to a new study.

Postpartum is depression that occurs after childbirth.

The researchers, from the Harvard University, found that postpartum depression was higher among women who were overweight, suffered from a vaginal opening, had a history of depression, anxiety or chronic pain and whose babies were smaller.

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Doctors are often tempted to organize C-sections to ease the flow of patients through a maternity clinic. Flickr

Previous studies have demonstrated that postpartum depression was associated with the pain of giving birth.

However, it was not specified which part of the labour process — before, during or after delivery — may be the source of the problem.

“For many years, we have been concerned about how to manage labour pain, but recovery pain after labour and delivery often is overlooked,” said Jie Zhou, Assistant Professor at Harvard University.

For the study, the team reviewed pain scores (from the start of labour to hospital discharge) for 4,327 first-time mothers delivering a single child normally or by C-section.

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Mothers with postpartum depression especially who have delivered by C-section, demonstrated more pain-related complaints during recovery. Flickr

Mothers with postpartum depression especially who have delivered by C-section, demonstrated more pain-related complaints during recovery and often needed additional pain medication.

“While ibuprofen and similar pain medications are considered adequate for pain control after childbirth, clearly some women need additional help managing pain,” said Zhou.

“We need to do a better job identifying who is at risk for postpartum pain and ensure they have adequate postpartum care.”

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A newborn, one of 12 babies born by C-section, cries inside an incubator at the Bunda Hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 12, 2012. Several hospitals in Indonesia’s main cities performed more cesareans than usual with new mothers hoping a 12-12-12 birth date will bring luck to their newborns. VOA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), postpartum depression can lead to lower rates of breastfeeding and poor bonding with the baby.

Also Read: Novel Blood Test May Predict Autism Risk In Babies During Pregnancy

Symptoms include extreme sadness, low energy, anxiety, crying episodes, irritability and changes in sleep or eating patterns

The results were presented at Anesthesiology, the Annual Meeting of American Society of Anesthesiologists, at Bay-San Francisco. (IANS)