In India, the arrival of a child is not very different from a wedding. It is a family event that everyone looks forward to with great eagerness and enthusiasm.
Each family member also knows of an age-old custom or belief they know to have benefited expectant mothers and new-borns.
But how does a first-time mother balance quirky community-based rituals alongside new-age, scientific norms?
For Bumpier Times is an attempt to capture the complexities of being pregnant in our society and to arm you with information that enables you to make empowered decisions. By recording 101 rituals from across the country, and by having them reviewed by an eminent panel of doctors and experts, the book hopes to dismiss your doubts and fears, trace the origin behind these myths and beliefs, and keep up with the latest in childbirth and care to help you achieve that balance crucial to welcoming your little one into your culture and world.
Written in an easy-to-understand Q&A format, Lakshmy Ramanathan has managed to create an elaborate guide on pregnancy and childcare specific to Indian mothers.