Lakshmy Ramanathan is the author of For Bumpier Times: An Indian Mother's Guide to 101 Pregnancy and Childcare Practices.
WHEN MY CHILD was born, my husband did not swoon like the faint-hearted man I had
THIS AUGUST, a breastfeeding report card was released based on the information
THEY SAY, and it is proven without doubt, that a lot can happen between a mother and
WE OFTEN ask our parents what sort of a baby we were. Were we adorable or
WHEN I HAD just given birth to my daughter, I was constantly told to stay away from
WHEN I WAS researching for my book, a grandmother from Kolhapur got in touch with
NEW MOTHERS, especially in the four southern states, follow a form of regimented
COMING FROM a south Indian household, I grew up watching every ceremony conclude
There are a lot of traditional practices that surround pregnancy and infant care in
INCLUSION OF fenugreek (methi) seeds in some form or the other in a new mother’s
I RECENTLY received a mail from a young mother about her struggle with losing
RIGHT AFTER I gave birth to my child, my mother-in-law asked me to go easy on water.
FROM turning weepy in the middle of a supermarket (courtesy supercharged hormones)
SIX MONTHS after giving birth to her twins, Ramneek Gupta, 29, noticed the ‘coning’
When my friends began to have their babies, I used to get strangely similar calls