Exposed to yoga from early childhood, Veena S. Gandhi, M.D has been conducting yoga classes and organizing seminars on yoga and its philosophy for over two decades. A board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Gandhi has over 40 years of experience in working with pregnant women and in delivering babies. Her knowledge of yoga and medical training from the Eastern and Western hemispheres gives her a unique perspective in helping couples create a miracle child.
For her dedication and generosity, Dr. Gandhi has received many awards, including "Best Doctor" from the Courier-Post newspaper, Woman of Outstanding Achievement by the Camden County Council of Girl Scouts, and the Bhakti Visharat award for dedicated service to the community by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness. Additionally, the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) awarded her the presidential award and women's leadership award for her dedicated service to AAPI.
She ran several youth programs for human values and culture. Recently she has accepted a leading position in AAPI in improving women's health. She introduced and taught yoga at every AAPI annual convention since 1995. Her latest community effort involves increasing the literacy of children in India's remote villages as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation for the last twelve years. She was recognized for her outstanding and dedicated service to "The literacy movement" in India.
Dr. Gandhi lives in Voorhees, New Jersey with her husband, Sharad K. Gandhi. She has two grown children and two grandchildren. This is her first book.
Pregnancy is the highest creative period of a woman’s life. It's the time when a woman is given the wonderful gift of connecting with another soul that is looking for love and guidance. By feeling positive, confident, and harmonized, the expectant mother creates a rich, loving atmosphere in which the miracle child is nourished, physically, emotionally and intellectually. This is accomplished through the great science of yoga.
The science of yoga harmonizes the physiology of all the systems in the body. Every physiological and mental change the mother experiences during pregnancy leads to corresponding changes in the deeply sensitive, growing fetus. The pregnant woman must nurture the new life inside her by devoting time to yoga. Yoga will help her achieve a focused mind, intuitiveness, and empowerment leading to positive thoughts, creativity security, and harmony. Yoga helps her embrace the changes pregnancy brings and to face labor, delivery, and motherhood without any fear. It brings joy in postpartum period with quick return to pre-pregnancy physiology.
Yoga also emphasizes a couple’s total harmony. It helps expectant fathers be more sensitive to the changes their spouses experience throughout pregnancy and makes a stronger bond this way a strong, sensitive new generation will make a strong nation.