Foods Mom should Eat during Pregnancy to Make Baby Fairer
My doctor laughed at me when I asked him if I can I drink Saffron Milk to improve my unborn baby’s complexion.
He said that only Ayurveda believes that unborn baby’s fairness can be improved with certain kind of foods if taken during pregnancy but modern science thinks it as a big myth. But he did say that if it makes me happy, I could drink Saffron milk as my happiness and satisfaction was of utmost importance during pregnancy.
There are numerous myths about food during pregnancy in India, once a maid at my moms place told me to eat ‘Paan’ (Betel leaf) to make baby’s lips red. Of course it is a myth.
Many people will also advise pregnant mothers to consume white food products to get a fairer baby but the complexion of the baby entirely depends on the genes of mother & the father. Many times baby’s complexion differ a lot from parents too.
But respecting Ayurveda and as my doc said about moms happiness, let us see the list of such so-called fairness improving foods:
Foods to Improve Fairness of Baby During Pregnancy: According to Ayurveda
1. Kesar/ Saffron:
Usually consumed with milk however care needs to be taken as it is induces a lot of heat and should be taken only in the last trimester. If taken in larger quantities, it can cause serious contraction in the uterus & result in miscarriage.
7. Fennel Seeds:
Usually advised to be taken to reduce the nausea but is believed to improve baby’s skin tone.
Baby’s health is most important of all so always consult your doctor if you wish to eat something very different for unborn baby’s fairness.