Punswan: Ritual of Fertilisation

When I was in India I bought a copy of this book about the 16 major life rituals.Previously I talked about the first samskar, garbhadhana and today I want to look at the second samskar: Punswan.This one is performed three months after conception. Though some believe it to be a way to get a male child, this author insists that it is actually calling the life force to enter the womb. It is supposed to help the fetus become physically and mentally balanced. The author says it is very … [Read more...]

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Baby Making: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know

I've been learning quite a lot about how babies are made over the last several months. Since my close friend was starting to try for a baby about a year and a half ago and one of our other good friends is a neo-natal nurse, I got the benefit of a lot of knowledge.I learned that as a woman, I can track my own fertility using temperature and other fertility signs in my body. I always thought the "rhythm method" was useless (my grandmother had five children while using the rhythm method for … [Read more...]

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