SAFE PREGNANCY AND MOTHERHOOD

Vandana Sharma
J. Res. Educ. Indian Med   unpublished
Safe motherhood ensures that all women should receive social and medical care, so that they remain protected and healthy throughout the pregnancy period. It is also important to seek the advice of a skilled birth attendant such as a doctor, nurse or midwife, so that they can give proper and timely advice about hygiene and health related issues when baby is about to be born. In Ayurveda, Kashyap Samhita discusses in details about pregnancy, childbirth and childhood. Besides, Charaka and Sushruta
more » ... haraka and Sushruta have also given emphasis on these features. An early stage treatment of various pregnancy disorders such as vomiting, pre-eclamptic toxemia, eclampsia, fever, constipation, anemia, jaundice, diarrhea etc. with the help of different Ayurvedic methods leads to a safe and healthy pregnancy. These disorders can also be avoided by using Ayurvedic management including medication described in Garbhani paricharya during each and every gestational month.
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