One of my favorite quotes in Gurmukh's book, Beautiful, Bountiful, Blissful, is this:
“Women need to nourish themselves because the well being of their family depends on them being healthy and strong. Every time a woman does something to elevate herself, her family benefits.”
I think everyone of us knows this to be true, yet we still sometimes don't do the things we need to nourish and elevate ourselves. I have thought of plenty of examples of things women can do to nourish their spirit while pregnant, from reading scriptures and going to the temple, to enjoying baths, taking a photography class, gardening, reading good literature, meditation, dancing and much more. What I would like, however, is more personal examples of this from readers. How did your nourish your spirit during pregnancy, or during the postpartum period? And what effects did you see--both immediate and long term?