New year, new life.
2014 was filled with weddings, and 2015 was kinda dry, but 2016 is set to be the year of the baby with 7 new ones coming to our family!
Trying to be a good “sacred vessel”, I did a search online and found some good advice in an article by Seekers Hub on duaas and surahs to read during pregnancy.
Briefly, Surah Luqman for the 1st trimester – it deals with advice to children, and Luqman (AS) was also very wise. This is probably why this surah is recommended for when the baby’s brain is developing. Next up, when the baby’s facial features are forming, Surah Yusuf for the second trimester. Lastly, Surah Maryam for the last trimester, as labour approaches. It is also recommended that Surah Inshiqaq be read daily throughout pregnancy, plus Ya Lateef 129 times morning and evening.
Also, think happy thoughts, listen to good sounds, read a lot of Durood and Qur’aan and eat melon for a beautiful baby. That’s the bare minimum that I’ll try to stick to.
There’s so much other advice out there about good and bad and everything in between, I guess just do what you can to stay cool and happy. Something I found worth a smile was that someone recommended just looking at a picture of the Kaabah when you are too tired to be actively engaged in Ibaadat 🙂