This training programme intends to help mothers to be able to have an easier experience of each contraction, and to give birth with more than usual comfort.
Each mother has a unique physical and emotional make-up and as such may need a special tailor-made programme.
However, the most useful general advice recommended by Dr. Motha for mothers includes a gluten and sugar-free diet from 20 weeks onwards.
Dr Motha promotes a normal weight gain during pregnancy of about 8 to 10 kgs, and to keep the weight gain within that limit for the full 40 weeks of pregnancy, as being overweight causes problems during pregnancy and birth.
About 5 kgs of the weight gain can be attributed to the baby and the combined weight of the placenta, amniotic fluid, the muscle weight of the fully pregnant uterus, and the increased blood volume of the mother at term.
The other 5 kgs is the normal storage of weight of fat that is required to meet the breastfeeding needs of the baby in the first few months.