Holi is here again and surely, you are not going to keep yourself away from the colourful celebrations of the festival, right? But while you celebrate Holi to the hilt and dabble with the colours, remember to take precautions to ensure your well-being.
Moreover, when you are pregnant, you should take extra care. Pregnant women have reduced immunity levels and are, therefore, more susceptible to infections and the skin becomes more sensitive as well. Therefore, reaction to colours that one may have played with before is not uncommon.
With Holi round the corner, here are some basic tips you should follow:
Using gulal may harm the fetus, prefer organic, natural or home-made colours instead.
Your safety lies in your hands, so avoid playing ‘rough and tumble’ kind of Holi.
Beware of using synthetic colours that may harm the growing fetus.
Consuming ‘bhang’ on Holi is a big NO.
Mothers with gestational diabetes should avoid sweets, indulge in some salty and spicy preparations.
Children above 1 year can be involved in the celebrations. Keep an eye on children while they play Holi.