Ayurveda-Inspired Tips for Self-Care During Pregnancy 

Written By  Aquib Nawab, BBA

Medically Reviewed By  Dr. Sandeep Madaan, MD (Ayurveda)


At 40, my decade-long dream of pregnancy came true. Euphoric news turned into a challenging journey, navigating swings and fatigue. 

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1. Building Your Own Womb  

Nurturing serenity through Ayurveda: Embracing warmth, quietude, security. Balancing vata dosha with cuddles, nature, music, scented baths, and hot chocolate. 

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2. Finding Your Tribe  

First-trimester fatigue led to depression. Forming a supportive community. Networking on Facebook, expat women with similar due dates gathered. WhatsApp chats and monthly brunches provided emotional oxygen. 

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3. Sharing Experiences 

Amid pregnancy, bonding over shared experiences brought solace. Joining a timeless sorority, finding support in shared ups, downs, and milestones. 

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4. Stay Body Positive  

50-pound gain tested body positivity. Ayurveda embraced life's miracle. Apps fueled 'body wonder.' Loved ones' reminders affirmed beauty in transformation. 

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5. Love and Positivity 

Partner's role in fostering positivity. Seeing the beauty in changing bodies. Ayurvedic teachers' influence on body positivity. Pregnancy is a journey to reconnect with the body's power. 

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