A Pre-Natal Project in India

Prenatal Education

Manashakti Research Centre, Lonavla is a famous institute, providing various services to the society. Mr. Gajanan S. Kelkar, M.Tech. (I.I.T., Mumbai), Trustee & Research Director of the centre, is leading the research on prenatal education, under the guidance of Swami Vijnananand (Founder, Manashakti). The concept that, ‘right from pre-natal stage i.e. when the child is in the womb of the mother, sanskars [good values] can be imparted to it, has been practically implemented by Swami Vijnananand, some 40 years back. Till date, thousands of couples have participated in this ‘pre-natal sanskar experiment’ & have had excellent results. In all, on this overall research, Manashakti has published a book namely - ‘Fetus Speaks From The Womb : Learn To Listen’ [In Marathi]. Alongwith it, programmes like Garbha-Samarthya Study-course, Garbha-Sanskar Workshop, Fetuscope Test, etc. are also conducted in the research centre. Recently, the research division has also published a special ‘Pre-natal Record-book’ for pregnant couples.

APPPAH [Association for Pre-natal & Peri-natal Psychology & Health], an international institute from America, organises international conference on prenatal education every 2 years in America. Mr. Kelkar’s research article - See Complete Article “A Pre-Natal Project in India” has been published in APPPAH’s international journal.

Mr. Kelkar's research paper - "Efffects of Rational Prayer on the Fetus & Mother : A quantitative Approach" based on 1,850 case studies has also been recently published in the APPPAH Journal.

A Pre-Natal Project in India


Based on ancient Vedic concepts of prenatal education, an educational community near Bombay has been offering a program for thousands of pregnant parents and their unborn babies for 40 years. The goal of the program is -
1. To welcome the baby with good thoughts,
2. To impart good values to the fetus,
3. To improve the emotional health of parents,
4. To increase the active participation of the fathers during pregnancy, and
5. To increase the courage and confidence of mothers during labor.

Unique to this program is its extensive use of scientific instruments designed to measure the subtle effects of the mind on the body of both parents and babies. This paper briefly describes the program, its historical roots and empirical results.

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