Birth Defect Misdiagnosis and Krishna’s Protection

28 Feb , 2016  

Mohini Sundari was told multiple times during her pregnancy that she had an ectopic pregnancy, or she was not pregnant at all or her baby was deformed. She was advised to abort during her pregnancy many times by the doctors. Along with that she also had to face personal challenges during her pregnancy. She shares […]

A Bhakti Filled Pregnancy – Sudha Venkat

28 Feb , 2016  

Sudha and Venkat are wonderful devotees from the Seattle community. Sudha conceived her second child Murali when she was very new to Krishna Consciousness. However with her own strong faith and determination and the guidance of her mentors Sudha was constantly engaged in hearing Srila Praphupada’s lectures on Srimad Bhagavatam and kirtans  by Aindra Prabhu. […]

We Rejected Our Doctor’s Advise To Abort

28 Feb , 2016  

Mangal Gopi Dasi and her husband Paramananda Das who live in Seattle, USA, were advised multiple times during their pregnancy to abort their baby as there was a high chance of possible birth defects. They also refused invasive testing which could be harmful to their baby , to understand the extent of birth defects. By […]

Diti vs Devahuti: Conception and Pregnancy

13 Mar , 2015  

According to the Vedas, the consciousness of the parents at the time of conception determines the quality of the child.In that sense it is interesting to contrast Diti’s union with Kashyapa with Devahuti’s union with Kardama. Both women served their husbands but Diti was impurely motivated by her desire that her husband immediately impregnate her.Since all […]

Pray for the Child in Your Womb

14 May , 2014  

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The mother can pray for the physical and spiritual well being of the child in the womb in addition to the increased spiritual activities that are recommended in the article Babies Can Learn in The Womb. The Following prayers are recommended by the spiritual guides in the Gaudiya Vaishnava Bhakti tradition. Uttara’s prayers for the protection […]

Babies Can Learn in the Womb

14 May , 2014  

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Narada Muni instructed Kayadhu in the science of Bhakti and Krsna. Her child Prahlada Maharaja heard the science while in her womb and became the greatest devotee inspite of being born in a demon’s family. Modern science has done many studies to show how babies can listen and learn in the womb,how they can recognize […]

The Mother Baby Bond

14 May , 2014  

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We came across a nice passage about motherhood from the book Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power by Dr. Terri Apter. We have posted it below for your reference. Relationship with the mother influences the child’s relationships over their lifetime The way we see and value ourselves is influenced by her(our mother’s) view of […]

The Womb: An Uncomfortable Place

2 May , 2014  

The soul in the womb is in an extremely uncomfortable condition physically and spiritually. Watch this video that explains the wisdom from the east, from Srimad Bhagavatam 3rd Canto about what the soul goes through and how the soul prays in the womb for the Lord’s mercy.