New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The last Solar Eclipse of 2021 will start at 10:59 AM on Saturday and end at 03:07 PM. People living in the Southern Hemisphere, such as South America, South Africa, New Zealand, etc will be able to witness the total or partial Solar Eclipse 2021.

Now as the eclipse is here, people believe pregnant women should stay extra careful during this time. As per religious belief, any wrong step during Solar Eclipse can lead to ill effects on the baby. So here we are with the list of dos and don'ts for pregnant women that they must follow during the Solar Eclipse 2021. Check out below: 


- To be mothers should stay indoors.

- Pregnant women should stay awake during a solar eclipse and recite prayers or chant mantras.

- Once the eclipse is over, they should take a bath to avoid the side effects of the solar eclipse.

- Make sure to cover the windows with thick curtains to avoid the rays inside the house.


- Pregnant women should not consume food during a solar eclipse as it is considered taboo. However, they can eat fruits keeping in mind the health of the baby.

- They should avoid using sharp objects, such as scissors, knives, pins etc, as it can cause birth defects.

- It is strictly advised to not look at the Sun during the solar eclipse as it contains harmful rays which can affect the eyes.

A Solar Eclipse has five different phases from starting till ending. The first phase of the cosmic phenomena is the beginning of the partial eclipse, the second phase is a total eclipse. The third phase refers to the stage when the Moon covers the disk of the Sun. Maximum eclipse will occur when only the Sun's corona is visible. The next phase will mark the beginning of the end of the eclipse.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv