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Created by Anisha Shah
Updated on Jul 10, 2017

I have a doubt as is these eclipse really affect mothers and unborn childs health.. Is it necessary to follow old customs related to eclipse.. and how can one stay hungry for 3 to 4 hours during eclipse

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| Jul 14, 2017

Hi Anisha... I agree wuth puloma... better safe than sorry! What is the harm in taking a little extra precaution... even if it is doubtful. Noone knows these things for sure. You go a pandit and he will give a list of precautions; you go to a scientist and he will rubbish it... it is all about perspective. From a mother and family's perspective, it is best to follow tradition. Wish you best for a smooth and happy pregnancy )

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| Jul 10, 2017

ok.. thnk u

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| Jul 10, 2017

Hi Anisha, There is no evidence to suggest that an eclipse can harm a pregnant mum or her baby.   Eclipses are seen all over the world and in many countries there is no tradition of staying indoors during one. However, in many cultures, an eclipse is considered a bad omen.   There are some superstitions that an eclipse can cause deformities such as a cleft lip or unsightly birthmarks, but the scientific evidence does not support this belief.   If you or your family are concerned about the effects of an eclipse, there is no harm in following the customs. After all, it is just for a few hours and if it offers you and your family peace of mind, it is probably worth it.  

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