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Dear Brother, As-Salamu Alaykum
Alhamdulillah, My wife is carrying (she is in her 6th month pregnancy) and I would like to know the Dua and Sunna of Our Prophet that myself and my wife should do during this period and after the birth of the child.
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Dua during pregnancy
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Respected brother, to the best of our knowledge there is no specific or special dua or supplication mentioned in the authentic and established Sunnah which the expecting parents are required or obliged to do during the months of pregnancy.
The expecting parents are obviously at liberty to beseech whatever good they wish and please from their Lord Most Gracious. They should remain grateful unto their Lord Most Merciful for His innumerable favors and beseech Him with humility and sincerity to bestow good upon them and their off-spring in this world and especially the Hereafter.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,