Ayurvedic Treatment for Post delivery care in Trivandrum Kerala

Post Delivery Care or Prasava Raksha Treatment

The Ayurvedic approach towards motherhood that is pregnancy and childbirth is a holistic one.

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    Prenatal and Post Natal Care in Ayurveda (Prasava Raksha Treatment)

    In Ayurveda Prenatal and Postnatal Care is very important.

    Ayurveda has a holistic approach towards it.

    Ayurvedic recommendations touch upon the following factors not just of the mother but also the father.

    • the diet
    • behaviour
    • activities
    • spiritual actions

    Prenatal Care in Ayurveda

    Prenatal care or pre-delivery care is important as these determine the quality of the foetus.

    The base of prenatal care in ayurveda is the quote from Charaka Samhita which states that “If a pregnant woman is taken care of as advised, she will give birth to a child who doesn’t have any diseases- a healthy, physically strong, radiant, and well-nourished baby. He will be superior to all in the race”

    PRENATAL PREGNANCY CARE – Correct behavioural patterns

    • Simple exercises, proper diet and a healthy lifestyle are the important factors that determine a healthy pregnancy. These can help both the mother and the baby.
    • A balanced diet is essential as the digestive fire in most of the case is weakened during this phase. This can give strength and health to the growing foetus.
    • During the last stage of pregnancy there are certain procedures that help in lubrication of the delivery passage thereby facilitating an easy delivery. This makes labour pains easier to bear.
    • Emotional status of both the parents before and after conception is important for a good progeny.

     

    General rules From the Inception of Pregnancy to delivery

    The mother-to-be should:

    • always be in a pleasant state of mind
    • be neat, clean and well dressed
    • wear simple clothes and avoid wearing bright colours
    • be in a clean environment
    • wear light and loose comfortable clothes
    • get a good night sleep
    • take foods which are light, nutritious and easily digestible
    • lie on left side
    • take ghee in small amount in 4th,5th,6th months of gestation take bath in lukewarm water

    The mother-to-be should always avoid:

    • sleep during the day time in the early stages of pregnancy
    • excessive sex especially during early and late pregnancy
    • overeating or fasting
    • staying awake at night
    • tight clothes and tight belts
    • seeing or listening to things which induce a feeling of sorrow, anger, horror or agony
    • travelling on rough roads
    • squatting for a long time
    • sitting in an uncomfortable position or on a hard surface
    • lifting heavy objects
    • remaining in a bending position for a long time
    • oleation massage unless indicated mostly indicated after 7th month
    • suppressing natural urges
    • dry, stale, heavy, hot or strong pungent foods
    • alcohol
    • avoid lying on back
    • use of fermented medications like arishtas
    • prolonged standing for a long time
    • use of saffron in an early stage of pregnancy

    These are in preventive aspect, Ayurveda also describes garbhopadravas which are the diseases that are peculiar to pregnancy. They are as follows 

    1. Nausea
    2. Anorexia
    3. Vomiting
    4. Dryness of mouth
    5. Fever
    6. Oedema
    7. Anaemia
    8. Diarrhoea
    9. Retention of urine

    Treatment of these is also elaborately described.

    As far as possible internal medication should be avoided in the first three months of pregnancy.

    Ayurveda stresses the importance of safe motherhood, proper formation of the foetus, its development without anomalies, comfortable full-term delivery and maintenance of the health of the mother.

    Prenatal Care in Ayurveda

    Prenatal care or pre-delivery care is important as these determine the quality of the foetus.

    The base of prenatal care in ayurveda is the quote from Charaka Samhita which states that “If a pregnant woman is taken care of as advised, she will give birth to a child who doesn’t have any diseases- a healthy, physically strong, radiant, and well-nourished baby. He will be superior to all in the race”

    PRENATAL PREGNANCY CARE – Correct behavioural patterns

    • Simple exercises, proper diet and a healthy lifestyle are the important factors that determine a healthy pregnancy. These can help both the mother and the baby.
    • A balanced diet is essential as the digestive fire in most of the case is weakened during this phase. This can give strength and health to the growing foetus.
    • During the last stage of pregnancy there are certain procedures that help in lubrication of the delivery passage thereby facilitating an easy delivery. This makes labour pains easier to bear.
    • Emotional status of both the parents before and after conception is important for a good progeny.

     

    Ayurvedic Postnatal Care for Mother and baby

    We at Saatwika Ayurveda Treatment Centre in Trivandrum offers best Ayurveda packages for post-delivery care for mother and child.

    The postnatal period or puerperium is called “Sutika Kala”.

    The duration of sutika kala is usually 1 – 1 ½ month (forty-five days).

    Postnatal care or Sutika paricharya is of great importance in a mother as it is during this stage she restores her health.

    Ayurvedic Approach to Post delivery Care or Prasava Raksha Treatment

    The first three months after delivery is very important for the mother as this is the period in which she is to get back the physical fitness that she had and proper lactation.

    During this period, the expanded uterus shrinks back to normal position, ligaments, muscles and tendons associated with uterus start gaining back the lost power.

    Motherhood is a joyous moment in a women’s life.

    But this is possible if her health is taken care of during the postnatal period.

    In Ayurveda, the traditional therapies, treatments and health supplements are given to the care of the mother.

    A special diet plan is recommended for this period to restore the loss of the reproductive fluids, dhatus, and blood during pregnancy and delivery.

    The digestive fire of the sutika will be altered hence food should be light and it should also be nourishing.

    Proper adherence to this regimen is essential for faster recuperation and restoration of the health of the mother.

    Adequate care and prescribed regimen ensure that the mother regains her figure and health akin to that of her pre-pregnancy days.

     

     

    Major aims of ayurvedic post-delivery care

    According to Ayurveda after the delivery, Agni is hampered and Vata is vitiated.

    So the care is mainly aimed at correction of these.

    • Restoration of Agni (digestive fire)
    • Normalisation of vata
    • Optimisation of quality of breast milk
    • To avoid exertion
    • Diet should be very light
    • To correct the Vata, oil massages are recommended
    • To prevent complaints during sutika kala such as UTI, Backache, loss of appetite etc.

    Post-delivery Treatment Plan

    External care to correct the vitiated Vata some special treatments are needed.

    It includes

    • Abhyangam (full body oil massage) with Dhanwantaram kuzhambu, Pindatailam etc.

                (It helps to strengthen the lower back, hip area, joints, muscles and tendons)

    • Avagaha (sitz bath)with water boiled with Nalpamaradi patta
    • Tummy care or udara veshtanam

    These external therapies are done in case of a caesarian only after complete healing of the wound

    • Fumigation of the rooms should be done
    • Water boiled with ginger and corriander can be given to drink in small quantities
    • Natural urges should not be suppressed
    • Avoid loud speech, long walks, strenuous activities
    • Get enough rest, that is 3 months in case of normal delivery and 4-5 months in case of CS delivery
    • Avoid sex for first 3 months

     

    Dietetics for lactating mother

    • Avoid intake of canned foods, hot, pungent and spicy foods as these decrease milk secretion
    • The best diet is a simple vegetarian menu
    • Ghee should be taken in adequate quantities to facilitate digestion, evacuation of bowels, nourishment of tissues, to subdue vitiated Vata dosha
    • Tempered onion, garlic, cumin, and turmeric in ghee can be given

    6 Important Tips for Lactating mother

    1. Avoid exposure to pollution and infectious climatic conditions as any infection to mother can easily be transferred to the child during the lactation period
    2. Care should be taken while taking drugs during lactation
    3. Breastfeeding should be stopped in case of breast abscess when milk is infected. It should be squeezed out and discarded to avoid further congestion
    4. Semi-solid foods must be started from the age of four months
    5. Gradually breastfeeding should be stopped and child should be given solid food from the age of one year
    6. If milk secretion is more than required, extra milk should be squeezed out to prevent congestion and thereby breast abscess

    10 Home remedies to increase breast milk

    1. Breastfeed the baby frequently in an interval of around 2 hours
    2. Plenty of fluids- breast milk quantity reduces when the body is dehydrated
    3. Rest and relaxation
    4. Adding oatmeal to diet
    5. Remove the pacifier- the more the baby sucks the nipple the more the milk
    6. Diet should contain sweet potato, asparagus, carrots, peas, green leafy vegetables
    7. Herbs like fenugreek, alfalfa, milk thistle assist in the production of breast milk
    8. Smoking should be avoided
    9. Nuts like cashew, almond, etc promote breast milk
    10. Powder of asparagus racemosa (satavari) can be taken in the dose of 1gm daily along with milk to maintain the quality of lactation

    Authored by Dr.Salini.L.S

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