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Lakshmy Ramanathan

Lakshmy Ramanathan

Author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy & Childcare Practices, she conducts 'Riding the Bump' workshops for expecting mothers and new parents.

BABY STEPS

Iron works

CAN IRON DARKEN THE BABY? No, it cannot, but the belief runs deep across the rural

By Lakshmy Ramanathan September 30, 2018

Chew on this

While expecting, I was a vomit-spewing dragon, emptying contents several times a

By Lakshmy Ramanathan September 09, 2018

Dad's the word

TODAY’S DADS are such a different breed from earlier counterparts. They attend

By Lakshmy Ramanathan August 19, 2018

Milky way

A CONSTANT advice expecting or new mothers receive is to drink milk. It is assumed

By Lakshmy Ramanathan July 29, 2018

String attached

IN INDIA, it is not enough to be pregnant before thirty, but equally important to

By Lakshmy Ramanathan July 15, 2018