Ayurvedic Treatment After Delivery

ayurvedic treatment for healthy baby

Ayurveda places an enormous emphasis on the importance of caring for the mother before, during and after pregnancy. Ayurveda being the ancient scientific medicinal systems of the world, have as significant contribution in the field of human reproduction. Aim of prenatal care by Ayurveda aims to achieve proper growth of the fetus, uncomplicated pregnancy, normal healthy delivery of fetus and well being of both mother and child.

Prenatal care by Ayurveda is achieved in three stages
  • Treatment procedures
  • Herbs for purifying male and female gametes
  • Providing mental calmness for achieving conception

During pregnancy, mother may have different health problems. Ayurveda describes nine diseases, which are caused because of the pregnant status of the women. These diseases are peculiar to pregnancy and are called garbhopadravas. They are nausea, anorexia, vomiting, and dryness of mouth, fever, edema, anemia, diarrhea and retention of urine.

Any disease occurring in a pregnant woman should be treated with drugs that are mild in action, compatible and safe to the fetus.

Panchakarma is unique treatment modality of Ayurveda. During child bearing phase panchakarma is contra indicated except 8th and 9th months. In antenatal period very few such procedures are indicated. Pregnancy being a stage holding two lives strong Panchakarma procedures are not advised in this stage.

Ayurveda strongly advice that strict follow of the dietary regimen leads to excellent nourishment of the foetus, good balance of the physiology of pregnancy and hence uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery.

Mental calmness and stability need to be preserved throughout the pregnancy period. These qualities are the manifestation of "Sathwa Guna" of mind. It is closely related to ones food habits and many other factors.