Solar Eclipse Dos and Don'ts for Pregnant women
Solar Eclipse Dos and Don'ts for Pregnant women

An annular solar eclipse will occur on June 10, 2021. The Moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun and it will partly obscure the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. During the eclipse, the Moon's apparent diameter will be smaller than the Sun's so it will block most of the Sun's light and cause the Sun to look like a ring.

It is not scientifically proven, but the religious and astrological beliefs are that a solar eclipse is harmful for pregnant women.

Here are some Dos and Don'ts for pregnant women:

1. Whether you're pregnant or not, never look at an eclipse with the naked eye. It could damage the retina.

2. Pregnant women should stay indoors.

3. Refrain from doing household chores or simple things like bathing, reading and so on.

4. Avoid using sharp objects like knives, nail cutters as this is said to cause birth defects for the baby.

5. Rest but do not sleep, pregnant women are advised to rest but not to fall into a deep sleep.

6. Pregnant women are advised to bathe twice. Once before the eclipse and once after it is done. A head bath is preferable after the eclipse is done to avoid any ill-effects brought about by the Eclipse.

7. Make sure that sunlight doesn't come into your home. Make sure that there are thick curtains covering your windows.

8. Consult a doctor as well before following these rules as every human being is different and has different requirements.

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