Sunday, September 10, 2023

Pregyanam Helps You Achieve Your Pregnancy Goals


Pregyanam helps you achieve your pregnancy goals


Beginning of Motherhood – A Holistic Perspective


Book Name: Beginning of Motherhood – A Holistic Perspective

Genre: Self-help/Pregnancy/Motherhood

Author's Name: Dr. Rohit Dhingra (Co-founder of Pregayanam)

Publisher: Self-published

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About the book:

An enlightening book, by an individual who has, through his experiences in life gained a piece of considerable knowledge in the field of Ayurveda and a modern understanding of health. After understanding how empowering true knowledge can be, he felt inspired and compelled to share his insights through this step-by-step guide on pregnancy. This book provides a unique opportunity for expecting women to gain information from the perspective of a parent as well as a health consultant.

The book will take you through:-

·       Well-organised Month-wise suggestions

·       Take your Nutritional supplements through diet

·       Garbhsanskar (Indian Practices+Modern Science)

·       Father’s role during pregnancy

  Delivery readiness:-

·       Know all about 18 Delivery positions

·       What to put in your delivery day kit

·       What are healthy birth practices

·       What are the signs of labour & and how to find comfort in labour

Post Delivery care:-

·       Diet & and lifestyle up to 6 months after delivery

·       Guide book on Baby care & Breastfeeding

·       Recipes of all types of food items to be taken

It is a treasure trove for curious individuals looking for authentic knowledge on pregnancy. The book would be a very useful tool for couples planning to conceive and individuals assisting others during pregnancy. The book covers diet, lifestyle tips and techniques, Ayurvedic medicines, natural effective remedies, delicious healthy recipes, water birthing and home births, pregnancy myths, pregnancy medication, and resources as well as tips for a healthier mind and lots more, all based on a holistic approach and the valued knowledge derived from traditional practices and modern science. A curated bank of knowledge is shared on all the phases of pregnancy to empower the reader on when to do what.

 Who the book is for?

For any expecting moms-to-be, or parents-to-be, looking forward to a holistic approach toward their pregnancy.


Author Radhika: Introduction about yourself, and what do you do?

Author Rohit: Dr.Rohit is basically a curious person. His curiosity for the world took him to Merchant Navy where for 10yrs he traveled through oceans and visited many countries. His inquiry into what is valuable to humans as a being and as a society led most of his journey as well as career choices. The idea of exploration, learning, and adventure excites him the most.


He is a practitioner of socially responsible living which is complimented through his informal education in Ayurveda and systemic study into developing human values. Dr.Rohit achieved his doctorate in Prenatal, Perinatal, and postpartum care and remains committed to practicing Indian traditional wisdom as he explores its miraculous gifts for pregnant couples.


Author Radhika: What inspired you to write "Beginnings of Motherhood"? Was there a personal experience or moment that sparked the idea for this book?


After Merchant Navy, Dr. Rohit co-founded Jamghat to work for the education, resettlement, and livelihood of street children in Delhi. He has been primarily involved in working with vulnerable groups of society for the past 20 years. He founded another organization, Advaya, to work to inculcate values in education like compassion, resilience, and considerate living.


In Dr. Rohit’s view, women are the cornerstone of the family. Hence, he founded Pregayanam - a pregnancy coaching service of support and care to empower her as she grows to be a mother. The team at Pregayanam is dedicated to pregnant couples who want a comfortable pregnancy and natural birthing. It is a healthcare service that provides hand-holding support on diet, lifestyle, and mental well-being. Unlike conventional birthing services, Pregayanam works with a couple (not only with the expectant) through wisdom derived from traditional Indian practices on care during pregnancy.


Author Radhika :What is Pregayanam? How "PEGAYANAM" is helping expecting couples?


Author Dr. Rohit: Pregyanam is inspired from word 'प्रज्ञान' which means 'किसी विषय या वस्तु का विशेष रूप से प्राप्त ज्ञान' i.e. specialised wisdom about a topic.

Pregyanam is a supplementary system of care and support for a family expecting to grow. The idea of Pregyanam was brought to life by families and couples who have benefited immensely from traditional wisdom, while they were pregnant. At Pregyanam, we embrace knowledge and Indian methods that are verifiable and can be practiced in an urban contemporary family.

We consider all the avenues of support that can be extended to a family that is going through pregnancy and we prioritize what the expecting mother and the baby needs above all else. In a lifestyle where choice tends to confuse rather than empower, it’s hard to do what is right. We therefore exclusively work with one couple at a time, to ensure that we, together with them choose the right path and have a pregnancy that is remembered for all the good reasons.


Pregyanam helps you achieve your pregnancy goals

1.   Trimester-specific lifestyle and exercises

Pregyanam offers individual tips on lifestyle for each month. In addition, we offer Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation sessions. All sessions are customized to keep one’s actions in harmony with your thoughts and to maintain that balance of progress, satisfaction, and enjoyment.

·       Each month of pregnancy has different exercise needs.

·       Our instructors are specially trained to guide pregnant couples in different stages of pregnancy.

·       For harmony within oneself and for relationships to thrive, a calm and composed mind is essential

2.   Create happiness and support within the family

Pregyanam understands the need and value of a support system required by a couple during pregnancy. Therefore we provide you with a certified relationship counsellor to speak to you and your family. Every couple needs an extra nudge to beautify their connection with each other, even more so during pregnancy

·       Mental wellness in self and stability within the couple

·       An expert in assisting couples in managing thoughts & and emotions.

3.   We deliver a healthy baby and a happy mother

The health of the baby and the Mother, who too is “born” at the moment of delivery, depends critically on diet, and lifestyle choices that have implications for the rest of their life. Therefore we provide all-round assistance through the following services up to 2 months post-delivery:-

·       Mother’s quick recovery and strength

·       Effective lactation

·       Critical diet and lifestyle choices post-delivery

·       Reducing the risk of postpartum depression.

4.   Peer-to-peer learning sessions

We believe interacting with couples who have been through the journey of pregnancy is extremely helpful. Therefore we hold monthly group sessions between experienced couples who have been through and those who currently are on this beautiful journey of pregnancy.

5.   Monthly customised diet plan

Pregyanam offers a Monthly Gyan Kosh which has month-wise diet suggestions sourced from Indian traditional texts and curated for an urban modern lifestyle.

·       Helps to remove dependence on supplements

·       Knowledge of what to expect

·       Suggested active lifestyle choices for the couple

Check out my review of the book here


Let’s discuss, any advice would you share with the new moms who are expecting? You can share your experiences in the comment box below.

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  1. I like the purpose of the book especially month-wise division. Your review actually intrigues me to gift it to my expecting friends.

  2. Hey Garbhsa Sankar is the most important thing in pregnancy. It creates peace, happiness and prepare you mentally and your infant too. First time I saw this kind of book. One I have is Mr. Tambe Guruji book . I would really check this out.

  3. It's very interesting to see the details in the book. It gives a great breaking up of the entire pregnancy cycle and Ayurvedic cures to support the pregnancy. I am sure it's going to be very useful for expectant mothers.

  4. In fact, this reminds me that long back we subscribed to a monthly health magazine -Nirogdham, that was the first time I learned in detail how Ayurvedic principles can help women take good care of themselves and their babies. I am sure this book will be quite helpful for new Moms and would-be moms.

  5. I am sure this book will be useful for expectant mothers. It seems well organized and packed with necessary information.

  6. The interview session was very insightful and I am glad to know that holistic approach is also applicable for pregnancy and after life of a woman. As you mentioned that the book talks about Garbha Sanskar ... I would like to add that I have a thorough and indepth knowledge about this sanskar it forms an important part of the Muhurtha subject in astrology. Being a student and practitioner of astrology we need to learn about the 16 samaskars and its implications, effects and right muhurtha to perform the sanskara.It made it easy for me to relate to the discussion you had with the author in the interview. Good going keep it up Radhika

  7. Like how the book is informative with every month what to expect and what to do for a healthy pregnancy. I got hold of similar info only after the delivery. Looks like this book is something that I can gift to my expecting friends.

  8. The book looks very informative. We didn't have many Indian books like these when the kids were born and depended on our mothers.

  9. This book sounds like an absolute gem for anyone embarking on the beautiful journey of motherhood! Your review has piqued my interest, and I'm definitely adding Beginning of Motherhood to my reading list. Dr. Rohit Dhingra's blend of Ayurveda and modern health insights seems like a valuable resource for expecting mothers.
    Your recommendation holds weight, and I think I'll suggest this book to my friend who's expecting too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and bringing attention to this book.

  10. It's commendable that the book provides month-wise suggestions, emphasizing a holistic approach to pregnancy, including Ayurvedic practices and modern science.

  11. Dr. Rohit's unique blend of Ayurveda and modern knowledge is promising. Excited to dive into this insightful journey!

  12. The review seems really interesting. I shall share the book link to my friend who is due this November. Love the review

  13. Sounds like a amazing and sort of you have to read this book atleast once for anyone be it expecting mother, mother, or anyone who wants to educate themselves about child birth.

  14. This book is definitely a very helpful one. Everyone is so lost during pregnancy as to what to do thereafter what especially first time mothers. It was help clear doubts and more.

  15. Such a detailed review of Pregyanam is laudable. I wish I had such things to read when I was pregnant at 19.It has always been self learning. I wish all new moms read this review and the book for in depth information.

  16. when a woman is pregnant fpr the first time there are plenty who will give advise on what to do n what not to do n it's natural to get confused. If there is a book like this from a genuine source it gets really helpful for first time mommies. I mean apart from following your instinct which we end up doing in most cases there will be something to fall back upon.

  17. An interesting jump from Merchant Navy to Ayurveda. Never heard of this before. A very interesting interview; thanks for sharing.

  18. your book will be useful for many new moms. Good luck.

  19. This books really looks helpful for all the expecting moms or who are looking forward to start a family.

  20. Your book review about "Beginning of Motherhood – A Holistic Perspective" is detailed and informative. The interview with Dr. Rohit Dhingra adds depth to the understanding of the book and Pregyanam's mission. Keep up the excellent work in providing valuable insights for expecting couples!

  21. Will share this post with my TTC or preggo friends. There aren't many books for preggo women in this market and this book looks really helpful.

  22. How I wish I've turned into reading books when we're trying to conceive back in 2012. haha... It was indeed frustrating not knowing what part you're doing wrong and a lot of faith as well. haha...It was only after we thought, we'll just wait for it to happen that it suddenly did happen. And happened again 6 months after. lol - MommyWithAGoal

  23. Recently I have started believing in the power of yoga when it relieved my shoulder and neck pain. Yes it is so useful at all the stages of life.

  24. I am a certified Yoga and Pranayam instructor and I cant tell you enough how much I am impressed with the interview. Pregyanam is doing a novel job in improving the pregnancy experience of women and breaking various false notions about pregnancy and yoga


  25. I appreciate the book's intention. Your review has genuinely piqued my interest in giving it as a gift to my friends who are expecting.

  26. The book probably gives us a gist of what they do at pregayanam. I love the concept of helping couples and their families bring up happy and healthy babies into this world... I think a friend has been to such a place when they were expecting their first child.

  27. I’m sure that with a holistic approach, the book delves into not only the physical aspects but also the emotional, mental, and spiritual dimensions of this profound experience. It is a must-read for all mothers-to-be and anyone interested in understanding the multifaceted nature of motherhood.

  28. Pregyanam will be a super initiative and can really bring an impact specially to expecting mom's and it is essential too looking at modern day aspects both physical and emotional. I recommend both Pregyanam and your books to many of my known friends and family members. I sincerely appreciate your effort and help towards the to-be mom community..!!!

  29. Pregyanam's dedication to supporting expectant families through traditional wisdom and personalized care is commendable. Prioritizing the well-being of mothers and babies in a world filled with choices is truly a noble mission. Kudos to your valuable work!

  30. Seems like a very useful guide for expecting mothers. Thanks for sharing.