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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 of her child
When Uttara was attacked by a deadly weapon the brahmastra released by Ashvasthama she was worried about the child in the her womb and for his safety she prayed thus:
pāhi pāhi mahā-yogin deva-deva jagat-pate nānyaṁ tvad abhayaṁ paśye yatra mṛtyuḥ parasparam
Uttarā said: O Lord of lords, Lord of the universe! You are the greatest of mystics. Please protect me, for there is no one else who can save me from the clutches of death in this world of duality.
abhidravati mām īśa śaras taptāyaso vibho kāmaṁ dahatu māṁ nātha mā me garbho nipātyatām
O my Lord, You are all-powerful. A fiery iron arrow is coming towards me fast. My Lord, let it burn me personally, if You so desire, but please do not let it burn and abort my embryo. Please do me this favor, my Lord.
The Lord is the only shelter of fearlessness for the surrendered soul.The Lord personally protected her and the child Maharaja Pariksit in her womb. He also counteracted the weapon.
It is also recommended that pregnant ladies read the chapter ”
Lord Kapila’s Instructions on the Movements of the Living Entities” everyday.
The video linked here is based on the this chapter.