Garbh Sanskar - A Guide to Pregnancy Practices

As per Ayurveda, Garbh Sanskar is a voluntary process that aids your baby's development within the womb. According to this belief, as your little one develops and grows inside the womb, she can consume knowledge through you just like she consumes the vital growth nutrients. To know how this process works, keep reading!

What is Garbh Sanskar?

In Sanskrit, 'Garbh' stands for womb while 'Sanskar' stands for augmenting the knowledge and positive thoughts. Ayurveda suggests that your mind needs to be in a good emotional and spiritual state to promote the healthy growth of your baby in the womb. And Garbh Sanskar is said to enable you to achieve this right.

As the base personality of your little one starts taking shape right in the womb, your state of mind can play a key role in this. Moreover, practicing Garbh Sanskar may also help you concentrate on your mental and emotional well-being.

When Can You Start Garbh Sanskar?

Although your baby's brain development begins right after conception, she can only respond to sound, light and touch at around the fourth month. So, you can choose to start practising Garbh Sanskar in 4th month of your pregnancy. But it’s best to check with your doctor before practising Garbh Sanskar. As per Ayurveda, through Garbh Sanskar, your baby can sense your thoughts and feelings along with the outside influences like music and noise. So, there's no compulsion that you must wait until the fourth month to start practising it. You can begin with simple practices right from the beginning of your pregnancy, as it may help you stay calm and positive throughout the journey. In case you have any concerns related to practising Garbh Sanskar , consult with your doctor for the right assistance.

What Are the Different Garbh Sanskar Practises?

You can start with simple practises like the ones mentioned below:

  • Meditate:

Find a comfortable spot in your house, relax, and close your eyes – breathe in and breathe out! While you perform these breathing exercises, it is important to think positive thoughts while drifting away from the negative ones. You can also practise prenatal yoga and pregnancy-safe exercises that are gentle and light. Make sure that you get a go-ahead from your ob-gyn on these exercises before practising them.

  • Eat simple and healthy food:

Expecting women should eat simple yet fresh and nutritious food. Include foods that are rich in proteins, fibre, calcium, and other essential nutrients that are important for your baby’s growth. You should ask your doctor for a well-balanced pregnancy diet that fulfils your nutritious needs.

  • Talk to your tiny tot:

Yes! You heard it right – talk to your baby when she's still in the womb. She is here to listen to you and your feelings. You can start by talking about your day and share some thoughts (mostly positive ones) with her. You can also tell her how excited you are and how you cannot wait to hold her in your arms.

Listen to music:

De-stress yourself with some spiritual and relaxing music. This not only helps you eliminate negative thoughts but also influences your baby's growth. Download the Pampers app to try out the Pampers Garbh Sanskar tool, which has a huge music library that'll help you focus on positivity.


Invest some time of your day in reading good books. Reading books can help develop your little one’s language skills and help him absorb information in the womb. Try reading books that are inspirational and have moral values.

What Music Should You Listen to During Pregnancy?

When Macklemore once said, "Music is therapy. Music moves people and connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heartstrings and acts as medicine!", most of us felt it. Music helps your mind to ward off negative thoughts and can work as a therapy. However, the question remains – is any type of music capable of doing this?

Not really! Here are some types of music you may want to listen to, while practising Garbh Sanskar:

  • Relaxation music (sound of the flowing river, echoes of birds chirping in the forest, sounds of the rain, etc.)

  • Meditation music (serene chants, piano music, meditation ragas, etc.)

  • Guided meditation (power of positivity, positive affirmations, etc.)

  • Garbh Sanskar (divine mantras, prayers, etc.)

  • Carnatic music

You can find a huge library of calm music, mantras, and more on our Pampers Baby World App.

Bottom Line

Garbh Sanskar finds its roots in the ancient practices. It is believed to have many benefits for you and your little one. So, you can opt to practise Garbh Sanskar after consulting with your doctor to foster an ever-lasting bond between you and your baby. *The information in this article is based on the expert advice found in trusted medical and government sources. You can find a full list of sources used for this article below. The content on this page should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult medical professionals for full diagnosis and treatment. *

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