A pregnancy is a spiritually awakened state. Mother’s heart and mind is connected to the nature’s ability of procreation which is considered very sacred. Most ancient traditions started worshipping the “mother” before any other divinity.
Hinduism offers several mantras for pregnant women to ensure that they deliver a healthy baby safely.
Mantras to ensure baby in womb stays healthy.
OM Devaki Nandaya Vidmahe Vasudevaya Dheemahi Tanno Krishna Prachodayat
This mantra is called Krishna Gayatri and can be safely chanted during pregnancy. Krishna as you know was the only surviving child of Vasudev and Devaki. All his siblings were murdered at the hands of Kansa except Balrama.
Krishna thus is the surviver but also the only God to have such extensive experience and teachings even in his infancy.
Mantras for protection of baby from all evil influences.
A pregnant lady attracts lot of attention. Since she is channeling the energy of mother goddess both evil and good powers might get attracted to her and try to influence her. We need a protection spell to protect the mother and the baby from evil influences.
Om Harimarkata, Mahamarkataya – Para yantra bhaaya – Para mantra bhaya – Para tantra bhaya – Paravidhya Chedaya – Chedaya ||
This mantra must be chanted once a day before you go to sleep. Do not chant it any other time nor do not chant it too many times. Once is more than enough.
Mantras for safe delivery
Delivery is the most critical part of pregnancy. To ensure smooth delivery chant this mother goddess mantra few days before your due date.
सर्व मंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके |
शरण्ये त्रयम्बके गौरी नारायणी नमोस्तुते ||
Sarva Mangala Mangalye, Shive Sarvartha Sadhika
Sharanye Trayambake Gauri, Narayani Namostute
To ensure health of the newborn in first 12 days.
These are the days where baby is vulnerable and baby’s connection with its past life is being made and also reincarnation karma is being set.
॥ श्रीदत्तमाला मन्त्र ॥
।। ॐ नमो भगवते दत्तात्रेयाय, स्मरणमात्रसन्तुष्टाय,
महाभयनिवारणाय महाज्ञानप्रदाय, चिदानन्दात्मने
बालोन्मत्तपिशाचवेषाय, महायोगिने अवधूताय,
अनसूयानन्दवर्धनाय अत्रिपुत्राय, ॐ भवबन्धविमोचनाय,
आं असाध्यसाधनाय, ह्रीं सर्वविभूतिदाय,
क्रौं असाध्याकर्षणाय, ऐं वाक्प्रदाय, क्लीं जगत्रयवशीकरणाय,
सौः सर्वमनःक्षोभणाय, श्रीं महासम्पत्प्रदाय,
ग्लौं भूमण्डलाधिपत्यप्रदाय, द्रां चिरंजीविने,
वषट्वशीकुरु वशीकुरु, वौषट् आकर्षय आकर्षय,
हुं विद्वेषय विद्वेषय, फट् उच्चाटय उच्चाटय,
ठः ठः स्तम्भय स्तम्भय, खें खें मारय मारय,
नमः सम्पन्नय सम्पन्नय, स्वाहा पोषय पोषय,
परमन्त्रपरयन्त्रपरतन्त्राणि छिन्धि छिन्धि,
ग्रहान्निवारय निवारय, व्याधीन् विनाशय विनाशय,
दुःखं हर हर, दारिद्र्यं विद्रावय विद्रावय,
देहं पोषय पोषय, चित्तं तोषय तोषय,
ॐ नमो महासिद्धाय स्वाहा ।।
I am unable to provide english transliteration but you can also play the video and listen to it.
For a healthy pregnancy please see our hindi pregnancy guide here to keep yourself up to date about scientifically and medically sound knowledge.