Pregnancy & Ayurveda
Pregnancy Is Not A Disease, It's A Path Towards 'Life'!
According to Ayurveda, there are four main factors responsible for an effective conception. Rutu (ovulation period ), Kshetram (healthy and favorable uterus), Ambu (proper nourishment & blood circulation) Beejam (healthy zygote of female & sperm of male).
The ayurvedic emphasis is on having a child who is mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually healthy – a wise and well rounded child who will contribute to society and become an enlightened citizen.
Conception takes place due to healthy sperm, healthy ovum and most importantly healthy uterus. Men's and women's reproductive health depends on the health of the Shukra dhatu or reproductive tissue. In women, the Shukra dhatu creates the ovum as part of the menstrual cycle and in men the semen is formed due to sexual stimulation. At Vyas Ayurvedha, with Ayurvedic medicines (like the Kavach Kundal), the fetus is protected from any disease/infection in the mother's womb.
Ayurveda advises couple in great detail concerning the methods to conceive a child with strong health, intelligence and spirituality. A couple is advised to purify and rejuvenate their body and mind in order to create the strongest child possible and to reduce the probability of passing on the handicap of genetic disease patterns. The child's constitutional strengths and weaknesses are fixed at the time of birth so responsible parents can follow all measures to give their child the healthiest start in life.
A couple should consult an Ayurvedic physician at least six months prior to conception in order to undergo the necessary purification and rejuvenation treatments.
Vyas centre is having most effective and result oriented line of treatment for this special era. After so much of experience we can proudly say that.
Pregnancy (Antenatal Care) & Ayurveda
Pregnancy is a boon for every woman. Garbhini Paricharya (Antenatal Care) is defined as planned program of observation, management of a pregnant woman directed towards making pregnancy, delivery vis-a-vis motherhood a safe, satisfying and cherishable experience.
Monthly regimen through out the nine months with the help of Ayurveda, prevents mishaps or misfortunes. This regimen are given to reduce deficiencies of saptadhatu (Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Meda, Asthi, Majja & Shukra).
Aims & Objectives
To maintain the health of the mother
To avoid pregnancy related complications
Pregnancy upto term—
To facilitate healthy growth & development of the baby upto full term.
To reduce anxiety associated with delivery
To minimize complications during labour
Apana Vata is responsible for retention of Garbha (Foetus) upto 9 months. Thus vitiation of vata can cause deviation from normalcy resulting in structural & functional mishaps. It can cause early termination of pregnancy. Prakopa of vata causes karshya & karshnya affecting both the mother & the fetus.
Factors Influencing Garbhini Avastha (Pregnancy)
Food: A well balanced diet including all the essential nutrients should be included in the daily regimen. Inadequate food in pregnancy affects both the mother & the child. In general the food of the pregnant woman should be congenial, liquid, easy to digest, satvik, snigdha (with sufficient quantity of fat), & processed properly.
Exercise: It depends on the threshold of fatigue, working condition.
Sexual Intercourse: Should be avoided during first and third trimesters specially in patients at high risk.
Rest: Adequate rest is very much essential sometimes with foot elevation.
Clothing: Loose fitting,preferabely made of cotton should be worn by the pregnant woman.
Vichara: The emotional & and psychological well being of a pregnant woman is very much essential as such disturbances can sometimes lead to abortions & premature delivery. Mental stress should be avoided, positive thinking should be inculcated. Acceptability of the mother (the pregnant woman) for any modality of treatment should be given priority.
Contraindications In Pregnancy
Merits Of Ayurved In Antenatal Care
|Travelling long distances, tedious journey with jerks.||Continuation of pregnancy upto term|
|Exercise of any kind causing fatigue & exhaustion.||Enhancement of strength & complexion in both the mother & the fetus|
|Intoxicating drinks, smoking, tobacco chewing.||Strengthening & lubrication of the birth canal|
|Spicy, oily, fried & heavy foods.||Easy & safe normal delivery at appropriate time|
If we take care of all these points considering Pregnancy, the mother & the fetus will be free from Abortions, Anaemia, Emaciation, Edema, Hypertension, Varicose Veins, IUGR & Toxemias of Pregnancy.
The sperm and ovum are considered very important, as they are the end result of the metabolism of the preceding six tissues. In this way the reproductive tissue is the cream of all the body's metabolic efforts. If the quality of the reproductive tissue is pure, then the greatest miracle of the body can be performed, that of creating a child. That same life-creating energy if directed inwards can facilitate renewal of our own body and mind.
Ayurveda instructs the couple in great detail concerning the methods to conceive a child with strong health, intelligence and spirituality. The Vedic scriptures count procreation as one of the main fourteen rituals (samskaras) of life. The ritual of conception is known as Garbhadhana samskara or "placing the seed in the womb".
A couple is advised to purify and rejuvenate their body and mind with the help of Ayurveda & Panchakarma in order to create the strongest child possible and to reduce the probability of passing on the handicap of genetic disease patterns. The child's constitutional strengths and weaknesses are fixed at the time of conception so responsible parents can follow all measures to give their child the healthiest start in life.
A couple should consult an Ayurvedic physician at least six months prior to conception in order to undergo the necessary purification and rejuvenation treatments. The duration and nature of the preparatory therapies depends on the health status of the couple
Through out these days the couple can concentrate on light, nourishing and cooling foods, should follow daily regimen, during the time before conception in conjunction with the internal medicines. In this way a couple’s focused intention that will imbibe the child with a healthy and secure mental and physical constitution.