dear IL members, iam aarthi, i joined to this site in nov 2005. i have a daughter of 2yr old. i got married in may 2000 and conceived only by apr 2003. as i read many threads of other members reg birth of a child, i would like to share my exp also. my sisinlaw asked me to eat red hibiscus buds early in the morning in empty stomach and i aslo took the ghee from garbarakshamibika temple. also prayed to lord krishna at guruvayur,kerala. and there is one fruit which has to be taken by bot husband and wife , i don't the name of that fruit, we can get that only few parts of india(kalar gardens, near ooty, the fruit has a particular season, we have to book and get that fruit) and other countries( i think in malaysia we can get that fruit).and also pray to lord nagaraja, there are mainly two temples in kerala , one is mannarsala and pambume kavu. both are very sacred temple people who pray their on ayilam are blessed with the child. on behalf of the other friends at IL i pray to these two temples. i am planning to go in our vacation to those temples. then when i was pregnant i listened to many carnatic songs, by now my daughter shows interest in sa re ga ma ... by putting thalam with hands on her lap. i listened to a lullaby collection by Bombay Jayasri(my fav singer) named " Vatsalyam" , nowadays for all the new born mothers i give this as gift. soothing lullabies in many dialects of india. if u get chance pls do listen, then i would like to know is there any other collection of lullabies in form of cd or cassette. if u know pls do write to me. Be cheerful, aarthi.