Pregnancy is a certain thing where a woman goes through a lot of changes in their body and mind. When one is pregnant, they have to take care of a lot of things and make every steps measured so that both the baby and the mother remains safe.
One can follow a lot of healthcare regimes and following Ayurveda is a healthy way of living life. One can go for ante and postnatal care with Ayurveda so that they stay healthy and safe and take good care of the baby. Though women remain very cautious about their health when they have the baby inside they seem to be a bit careless post delivery. They try to give all their attention to the baby and hence they do not get much time to look at themselves.
But again, for the mother, the first few months post delivery is very crucial because the uterus has expanded due to the delivery and then it has to shrink back to the normal size. In addition to that, the ligaments, tendons and the muscles that are connected to the uterus starts to gain strength and power again which they have lost from the labour. So, postnatal care has to be taken very seriously.
Here are some Ayurveda suggested tips that one can follow:
After delivery according to Ayurveda, one needs to take sesame oil and ghee after mixing it well with panchkola. When this mixture is consumed and digested well one has to go for consuming rice gruel and milk which is again medixated with panchkola. Apart from that, one also needs to drink jaggery water for a week or two. One has to eat foods that are easily digestible so that one can easily regain strength post delivery.
After delivery one needs to follow certain things. They are:
- Massage the body with Vatahara oil.
- Bathe in lukewarm water.
- Keep your breasts clean because the baby us breast feeding.
- Try to urinate at least once every 4 hours.
- Do breast feed the child regularly.
- Do not consume irregular meals.
- Try to avoid cold food.
- Do not indulge into hard exercises.
The medicines and herbs
One can use them for their postnatal care in Ayurveda but before using any of them, one needs to ask a specialist so that they can prescribe any of the mentioned herbs to reduce pain and inflammation post delivery.
This is very effective in boosting the immunity power and keeping infections away. They can reduce pain and inflammation.
They are great for inducing the normal lactation and they are prescribed to mothers during winter and monsoon season.
They can improve the overall hormonal balance in the body post delivery.
They are prescribed to new mothers post delivery so that they can recover from the weekness.
Pulileham is administered to new mothers from the third week onwards for about a month and half.
These are the basic things that one can do to take good care of themselves after delivery.