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Garbh Sanskar and Supraja Janana

CMTER in collaboration with Department of OBGYN conducted a Garbh Sanskar (a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby) workshop on 07 06 2016 to pregnant women between 11 am to 12 noon in the PG seminar hall of the OBGYN department.  During this program, all pregnant mothers learned about the benefits of music therapy during pregnancy and beyond and had diverse experiential musical activities.  CMTER team composed songs to make them feel blessed. Welcome-baby songs were composed and sung by everyone. Musical prayers in the form of chanting for the health of the mother and health of the baby, chants, breathing, and chakra activation musical exercises were part of the workshop. Dr. Sumathy Sundar also explained the auditory processing in the fetus and spoke on the traditional mechanisms of manipulating the micro environment in-utero by music and other auditory stimulation. She also provided the scientific explanation to the pregnant women on the ritualistic practices integrating music and chanting recommending such practices during pregnancy. Bhuvaneswari Ramesh, Kala Varadhan and Father Devadoss assisted Dr. Sumathy Sundar in conducting this program. A Faculty from Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakuppam also attended this workshop and thanked CMTER for organizing this program.