NEW DELHI: Pregnant women have been suggested to avoid “desire or lust”, keep away from non-vegetarian meals and have religious ideas, the government-funded Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy has stated in a booklet launched by Shripad Naik, minister of state for Ayush.
The controversial observations, which clearly lack any discernible rationale, are a part of suggestions contained in a booklet “Mother and Child Care” distributed forward of Yoga Day on June 21. It additionally consists of recommendation like the necessity to keep away from dangerous firm. “Pregnant women should detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatredness (sic), and lust. Avoid bad company and be with good people in stable and peaceful condition always,” the booklet stated.
When contacted, CCRYN director Ishwara N Acharya stated, “This is only an advisory and no one is forced to follow. The tips are based on years of clinical practice of yoga and naturopathy and there is nothing unusual about them.”
He stated the booklet does not imply pregnant women keep away from intercourse however solely detach themselves from want and lust.
He additionally stated, “Non-vegetarian meals ought to be prevented throughout pregnancy as that may be a widespread precept in naturopathy.” Part of the federal government’s info, schooling and communication (IEC) materials, the booklet has additionally prompt that anticipating moms learn concerning the lifetime of nice personalities, hold themselves in “peace” and cling “good and beautiful pictures” of their bedrooms for a healthy baby.
Experts ridiculed the strategies and stated they haven’t any foundation. “In fact, eggs and non-vegetarian food is highly recommended during pregnancy as they are rich in protein,” a physician with a number one hospital in Delhi stated. Doctors additionally stated warning whereas having intercourse is suggested in the course of the first trimester when the placenta is low-lying and particularly within the case of high-risk pregnancies. Otherwise, if the being pregnant is regular, there isn’t a want for abstinence because the child within the womb is protected by the amniotic fluid and the uterus muscle tissues.
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