The health and wellbeing of a baby—inside the womb as well as outside—is completely dependent on the mother’s diet. Rich and wholesome food for the mother equals a robust and happy baby. This is where the wisdom from grandma’s kitchen comes in to play. Before you crinkle your nose, did you know that moringa, fenugreek, shatavari and garlic can help to improve lactation, while edible gum/gond and Turkey berry are ingredients that can provide strength to the mother post her delivery? Remember, it worked for your mother and your grandmother, so why not give it a try?
Most new moms-to-be worry about weight gain during pregnancy and to top it, many feel our desi food has too many calories. Traditional Recipes for Pregnancy & Motherhood is an attempt to build a bridge between the traditional and the modern by getting new mothers acquainted with the richness and wisdom of Indian cuisine. Along with detailed information on 6 superfoods that is vital in any pregnant woman’s diet, this book also provides medicinal values of all the major ingredients—most of them rooted in Ayurveda—used in the recipes inside. In addition, it also doles out tips on the much-discussed topic—how to maintain an ideal weight throughout pregnancy and after!