Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 3 - Chapter 1 - Verse 7


कटुतीक्ष्णोष्णलवणरूक्षाम्‍लादिभिरुल्बणै: ।मातृभुक्तैरुपस्पृष्ट: सर्वाङ्गोत्थितवेदन: ॥ ७ ॥


kaṭu-tīkṣṇoṣṇa-lavaṇa-rūkṣāmlādibhir ulbaṇaiḥmātṛ-bhuktair upaspṛṣṭaḥsarvāṅgotthita-vedanaḥ


Owing to the mother’s eating bitter, pungent foodstuffs, or food which is too salty or too sour, the body of the child incessantly suffers pains which are almost intolerable.


All descriptions of the child’s bodily situation in the womb of the mother are beyond our conception. It is very difficult to remain in such a position, but still the child has to remain. Because his consciousness is not very developed, the child can tolerate it, otherwise he would die. That is the benediction of māyā, who endows the suffering body with the qualifications for tolerating such terrible tortures.