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When to-be mommies in Nagpur went back to school to learn about motherhood during ‘Mummy ki Paathshala’

Dr Pankhuri Khemani (Photo by: Kartik Thakur)

Fit Mom’ pregnancy wellness clinic recently organised Mummy Ki Paathshala, which enlightened expecting mothers as well as fathers on essential pregnancy tips like pregnancy diet, yoga, breastfeeding, etc., at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur. Shilpa Agrawal, Managing Director (Akash Furnitech Pvt Ltd), who was invited as a guest at the do, shared her life story. As she narrated her life journey, she encouraged all the women to empower themselves by achieving their dreams.

The ‘paathshala’ was about everything expecting couples wanted to know about. Be it pregnancy diet, exercises, pregnancy woes or things to include in birth plan, labour or delivery, this ‘paathshala’ taught them all.

'Mummy ki Paathshala'
Shilpa Agrawal (Photo by: Kartik Thakur)

Dr Pankuri Khemani too interacted heavily with the expecting couples. She said, The most beautiful journey in a women’s life is when she enters motherhood. From baby proofing the house, to buying the cutest clothes, couples plan almost everything for their baby. Most importantly, she stressed on the need to ?preserve? the cord of love (umbilical cord).

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Important facts pregnant women should be aware of:  

? Diet during pregnancy

Everyone will advise you to eat for two people; the average woman does not need extra calories during the first six months of her pregnancy. Body becomes more efficient in extracting the required energy and nutrients from your diet when you are expecting a baby. In the last few months, you only need about 200 extra calories per day. Your daily diet should include:

– Two rotis without ghee

– One plain dosa with a dollop of coconut chutney

– Two bananas or two scrambled eggs. 

Foods you should avoid during pregnancy

Unpasteurised milk (buffalo or cow milk) may contain listeria.

Raw or uncooked meat, poultry and eggs. These can contain harmful bacteria. Cook all meat until there’s no pink bit left in it.

Raw or partially cooked eggs. Make sure your eggs are fully cooked till they are hard.

Raw seafood, such as oysters or uncooked sushi. 

 Exercises necessary during pregnancy

– Swimming

– Yoga

– Indoor cycling

– Weight training

– Brisk walking

– High-intensity abdominal stretching

– Kegels

 Pregnancy Woes

– Oily or spicy dishes, chocolates, citrus fruits, alcohol and coffee are known to aggravate acidity. Try avoiding them.

– Drink water instead of carbonated or fizzy drinks, because these drinks are already very acidic.

– Reduce your intake of ready-made meals and processed foods, such as tomato ketchup, pickles and chutneys as they contain high levels of salt, preservatives and additives.

– A glass of cold milk or a cup of yoghurt is an age-old remedy for heartburn. A cup of chamomile or ginger tea may also help.

– Eat small, frequent meals and chew your food well.

– Smoking worsens acidity and heartburn.

Your bucket list for:

For Labour should include

– Copies of your medical records.

– Dressing gown. Do check with your hospital if they provide a gown.

– Cotton socks.

– A comfortable nightdress or t-shirt to wear during labour.

– Lip balm

– Massage oil or lotion if you would like to be massaged during the labour

– Toiletries

– Water spray or wet wipes to keep you cool.

– Healthy snacks and drinks if permitted by the hospital.

Post birth should include

– A comfortable maxi. You’ll need loose and comfortable clothes to wear while you’re in hospital and for home too. It will take a while for your tummy to go in. So, you’ll still need to wear maternity clothes when you come home.

– Nursing bras. Take two or three.

– Breast pads.

– Maternity pads/sanitary pads. Bring a couple of them.

– Wet wipes, clean soft cotton sarees that can be cut into napkins and gently used and disposed.

– Address book or a list of phone numbers. You and your spouse will be able to use a mobile phone in parts of the hospital. But, carry a lot of change just in case, for all the calls you may want to make when your phones not allowed!

For your baby should include

– A couple of outfits for the initial days (all-in-one stretchy outfits are best).

– A cotton roll and some cotton buds to clean your baby.

– A few soft cotton sheets.

– Baby mackintosh/waterproof sheet protector/rubber under the sheet to keep your bed from getting wet.

– A soft towel and a few napkins

– Baby blanket. Take a warm one if the weather is cold.

– Nappies

– One pair of socks.

– Hat

– Jumper/sweater or jacket for winter babies.

– Muslin/soft cotton squares or nappy pads.


Since breastfeeding can take anything from 5 to 40 minutes, choose a comfortable place for breastfeeding. Atmosphere is important, especially in the early days of breastfeeding when you’re still trying to get the hang of it.

Hold your baby in a comfortable position that won’t make your arms and back pain. Have cushions, pillows or hands to support your baby. Many mums find cradling their baby across their chest on a raised up cushion or pillow convenient. It just depends on what is most comfortable for you.

Studies show that if you breastfeed your baby, you will lose your pregnancy weight faster as compared to a mother who does not breastfeed.

An extra 300-400 calories per day is enough for exclusively breastfeeding mothers during the first three months as per ICMR (Indian Counsel Medical Research).

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat
Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.

The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

Also read: All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study

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Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read




Radhika Dhawad | Bombuflat


Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…

The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.

The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.

Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.

Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.

In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.

Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.

Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but 

former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1. 

There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget. 

To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved 

in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.

In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.

Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.

Also read: Not a populist but a fiscal consolidation budget: CAMIT Chief Dr Dipen Agrawal

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DPS Kamptee tops in ‘Public Vegetable Garden,’ clinches 2nd spot in ‘Big Institutional Garden’




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
Delhi Public School Kamptee Road in Nagpur bagged the first prize in the category ‘Public Vegetable Garden’
Delhi Public School Kamptee Road in Nagpur bagged the first prize in the category 'Public Vegetable Garden.'
Delhi Public School Kamptee Road in Nagpur bagged the first prize in the category ‘Public Vegetable Garden’ and the second prize in the category ‘Big Institutional Garden.’
The award was presented by Ram Joshi, Additional  Commissioner, City and services at the KK Thakur Memorial Hall on 5th February, 2023. The ‘Annual Flower Show 2023’ was organised in the memory of Leelatai Subhedar to enhance and increase public interest in flowers. A team from the club visited the premises of the participants to judge their Rose Gardens, Lawns, Kitchen Gardens, Terraces and Balcony Gardens.
Delhi Public School Kamptee Road sprawls across a lush green, naturalistic, peaceful and protected 17 acres of land. It is one of those places, which preserves and upholds greenery with a wide range of attractive seasonal flowers and exotic plants. The visitors were delighted to witness the variety of plants in their mesmerizing colours and an array of other seasonal flower plants and the vegetable garden. 
Delhi Public School Kamptee Road in Nagpur bagged the first prize in the category 'Public Vegetable Garden.'
The school gardens are an important part of the school’s educational programme and it provides hands-on learning experience for our students in areas such as horticulture, biology and environmental stewardship.
On the other hand, the kitchen garden has become a source of fresh, nutritious produce for our school community and a demonstration of the school’s commitment to sustainable food systems.
This recognition is a testament to the hard work, passion and dedication of Tulika Kedia, President and Pro-Vice Chairperson, Delhi Public School Kamptee Road and MIHAN, Nagpur. She’s an ardent nature lover and nature conservationist who has a deep respect for the natural world and a commitment to protect it for future generations. 
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