Do you feel that consulting your Obstetrician is the only choice of pregnancy care? Ayurvedic Therapy has long been used in ancient time to prepare women physically, mentally and spiritually before conception, during pregnancy, birth and after birth care. Be it for a healthy and smooth birth preparation or to relieve pregnancy induced symptoms, Ayurveda therapy can make your pregnancy journey smoother and safer. Dr. Dharna, BAMS, Ayurvedic Consultant explains briefly what is Ayurveda and how it benefits pregnant women from this alternative therapy. Below is a short article contribute by Dr. Dharna from Om Vedic Heritage Centre Pte Ltd.
AYURVEDA has a well-documented description of caring for pregnant women, called “Monthly regime for pregnant women” (Garbhini Paricharya).
The regimen prescribes practices for each month and stages of pregnancy. These systems are, in fact, diligently followed as traditional practices in innumerable households even today.
Ayurveda prescribes diet, lifestyle and thought process to be followed during each month of pregnancy and after delivery (for mother and baby), as these have a direct effect on the mother and the child.
Ayurveda also gives details of how to have Safe and Normal delivery, by preparing the women’s body right from pre conception.
It includes:- Massage therapies, herbal remedies( for nausea, morning sickness, lack of appetite, constipation, bloatedness, etc,) consultation and regular follow ups, etc, as well.
Of these, wholesome diet is given great importance as it aids foetal growth, maternal health and lactation after childbirth.
Need of preparing a female for conception:- Excessive mental, emotional and physical stress can worsen the symptoms of many chronic disorders, including infertility. This is due to hormonal changes and other biochemical responses to stress that can imbalance the nervous system. Trying to get pregnant can be very stressful. What is important is that getting pregnant can be facilitated by optimising your health. When a female is stressed then the channels and vessels get constricted. If this happens with uterus then the fallopian tubes, the blood vessels nourishing the uterus can also be constricted, which is the opposite of what is needed to conceive.
So there is a need to prepare your body for a major change, to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and easy delivery.