Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tips for celebrating Holi during Pregnancy

Sharing few tips for pregnant women to ensure they have a colourful Holi!



Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is a time to show affection. All the colors that are on you are of love.



A rush of vibrant hues, faces smeared with colourful tints, vivid shades across streets and the joyous screams of ‘Bura Na Mano Holi Hai’. With Holi just around the corner, it’s time this fair of colours enliven our dismal and grey routines and pregnancy should not be a reason to stay in and miss out on this. It’s time to step out and walk in a riot of colours.

Follow these simple tips to have yourself a mazedar Holi.


1. Use home-made colours: Most of the colours used in Holi contain harmful chemicals. Moreover, immunity levels during pregnancy are low due to which you may have an allergic reaction to the colours you might have been using earlier. The best would be to make the colours at home using naturals ingredients such as beetroot and turmeric.


2. Keep yourself hydrated: Holi marks the beginning of summer. It is extremely important to keep yourself hydrated to make sure your body feels moisturised for within.

3. Moisturise yourself: It’s an age old trick to apply oil on your skin during Holi to make sure the colours are easy to get rid of and don’t damage your skin. In addition to just moisturising yourself on the day of the festival, keep your skin soft and supple by regular application of anti-stretch marks oil containing Vitamin E, Calendula and Rosemary such as Bio Oil.

4. Monitor the quantity of sweets that you are consuming: Pregnancy may lead to you developing gestational diabetes, which goes away post child birth. Keeping the same in mind, it would be best to keep track of the fatty and sugary food.

5. Be careful: Always have someone with you while playing Holi, to hold you and warn you when there is too much water and you might slip and fall. Wear protective eye gear as you don’t want the colours to go in your eyes.

6. Alcohol and bhaang is a strict no-no: Needless to say, stay away from any intoxicants during pregnancy.

Stick to these guidelines and there is no one stopping you from swaying to the beats of ‘Rang Barse’ while splashing a handful on colours!


P.S. This post is a part of the #HoliHoppers blog hop hosted by Mandavi, Dipika, Ruchie, Aesha and sponsored by VLCC Beauty Products & Phutawan Thailand



Jigna Gautam Shah

15 comments:

  1. Hi Jigna, good tips. I was 15 weeks pregnant when Holi had arrived. I refrained from playing with colours, as I was constantly afraid I would slip in water or the colours would harm my baby. People were not too keen on using natural colours then.

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  2. One had to be doubly careful while playing Holi when pregnant. Your thoughtful tips should help a lot.
    Mayuri

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  3. When you are pregnant you need to be so careful and correct tips help so much. This post would be helpful for many.

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  4. A very helpful post for pregnant ladies and I am g;lad you wrote this post. Its good to share tips for the would be moms.

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  5. I swear this is so much informative and useful tips for all pregnant ladies to enjoy holi with little safety!

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  6. Most of the times v prefer not to play Holi during pregnancy but Ur tips not only will let d expecting mothers enjoy Holi but also a safe one .

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  7. I was pregnant between the two Holi’s so I’ve not been in this situation, but these are some fantastic and practical tips.
    Noor Anand Chawla

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  8. I refrairned from playing Holi during my pregnancy. Your tips will be very useful to pregnant women. Thanks for participation. #HoliHoppers

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  9. Those are some great tips for Holi during pregnancy, No need to "not enjoy"

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  10. Such thoughtful tips. Lovely post.

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  11. Extra care is needed for Holi during pregnancy since the weather can play havoc with health too. These are some good tips to enjoy it safely and not to cut down on the revelry.

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  12. Lovely post , I wish I had known this when I was pregnant , I refrained from playing Holi then , but I'm sure this will help other pregnant women

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  13. All of us forget about moisturiing, all the more during pregnancy. Nice tips

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  14. Unable to comment with my name - Mandavi

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  15. A must informative post for a pregnant lady. You have shared some important tips

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