Dos and Don’ts every pregnant woman should keep in mind during Surya Grahan

Everything that happens in the universe is wildly connected, be it the depletion of glaciers and global warming or the rise in human population, advancement in technology to the extinction of natural resources. It is always believed that when it’s meant to be, the stars get aligned and when it isn’t supposed to happen, some or the other thing will eventually stop it. While some phenomenons are manmade and humans can control them, others are natural. One such phenomenon is called an eclipse.

This year, the Solar Eclipse will start on December 4, 2021, at 10:59 am, IST and will go on until 3:07 pm.

What is a solar eclipse?


Eclipses are of two types i.e. solar and lunar. The solar eclipse is a phenomenon that is caused by the alignment of the sun, moon and earth in which the moon comes between the earth and the sun. Sky grazers who are very interested in such weird phenomena will be gifted with one on December 4th. It is expected to occur in parts of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Chambol, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Eclipses are always considered a special and important phenomenon in terms of astronomy and astrology. There is always a lot of discussion about how this is going to affect the health of a person. While some beliefs like using protective gears to watch the eclipse as it might cause trouble for your eyes, taking care of your digestive system etc. might be true, others like solar eclipses effects on pregnancies etc are not scientifically proven yet and therefore are considered as myths.

Effects of Solar Eclipse on pregnancy


As per ancient beliefs and astrology, solar eclipses are considered bad for pregnancies. It is believed that women expecting babies or those who are pregnant should stay indoors during the course of the solar eclipse. It is believed that it might have adverse effects on the child. Solar eclipses are supposed to affect the birth of the unborn, it might lead to premature births or even abnormalities in the child.

Preventive tips for pregnant women during Solar Eclipse


While it’s still uncertain that any of this is true, prevention is always better than cure. So pregnant women should take the following precautions during solar eclipses: –

1) Try staying indoors and avoid going outside during the time of the eclipse. It would be even better if you don’t step out at all.

2) Women should avoid wearing any metallic items like bangles, pins etc.

3) Pregnant ladies should also avoid eating or drinking during the time of the eclipse.

4) Pregnant women should avoid engaging in any work-related activities and try to rest peacefully. Doing meditation and chanting mantras are encouraged because it helps to keep your mind at peace.

5) Doors and windows should be closed and windows should also be covered with thick curtains so that the rays don’t enter your home.

6) It is also believed that women should take bath once the time period of the eclipse is over.

People have since ever believed these things and so they continue to follow the same, even though scientists don’t back these claims. Maybe these are myths and maybe not. Following them won’t do you any harm but not following them might give you a cause for concern. It is always advisable to be safe than sorry.