Proper good health is very
much necessary before planning to have children.
Ayurveda states that one’s state during pregnancy will
influence the mind and body of the child. Obviously
this knowledge has been lost in today’s fast-paced
world. The basic treatment during pregnancy is to
strengthen and nourish the whole body. Emphasis should
be give to emotional happiness and her contentment
because this has a greatest influence on the
Diet and lifestyle during Preconception
Couples desirous of healthy offspring should take a
healthy diet predominant in sweet taste and include
milk and its products, ghee and rice in diet. One
should avoid excessive intake of food. The male
partner should take herbal aphrodisiacs like
Ashwagandha, Gokshur, Kaunch under the guidance of an
Ayurvedic physician. The lady should take herbs like
Shatavari and should consume food items prepared from
black gram and sesame seeds. Both partners should
avoid excessive eating, fasting and should have a
pleasant state of mind devoid of fear, grief, anger,
Recommendations during pregnancy
Ayurveda has prescribed a special diet and lifestyle
regimen for healthy development of fetus during
pregnancy and for easy labor. Following Ayurvedic
regimen helps in maintenance of maternal and fetal
health. Throughout pregnancy, the lady should take
anabolic diet and herbs. During first trimester it is
advised to take cold, liquid and semisolid food. Light
diet, ghee and milk are advised. During second
trimester meat soups or lentil soups, milk, ghee,
rice, curd and rice gruel medicated with the herb
Gokshur is advised. During third trimester rice, milk,
ghee, meat soup or lentil soup, different cereals are
advised. Also medicated oil enema, vaginal douche and
mild laxatives are recommended in third trimester.
Avoid the following during pregnancy
• Strenuous physical exercise, excessive walking,
squatting, prolonged sitting especially in
uncomfortable postures and riding on vehicles or
animals especially in uneven road.
• Avoid psychological dispositions like anger, grief,
• Tight synthetic clothing.
• Suppression of natural urges like urination, thirst,
hunger, tears, etc.
• Indulgence in quarrels or fights, bad thoughts and
• Lying in prone position.
• Excessive refrigerated food items and drinks, spicy,
fried food, pungent food, and heavy to digest food,
excessive salt, processed foods, junk foods,
confectioneries, alcohol and smoking.
• Sleeping in excess.
• Staying awake late at night.
Recommendations on lifestyle during pregnancy
• Follow strict personal hygiene
• Wear clean comfortable cotton clothes preferably
• Intake of palatable and light to digest diet
according to her desire
• Adequate sleep in soft bed
• Sufficient rest
• Pleasant thoughts and state of mind
• Listen to soft music
• Take bath in water treated with aromatic herbs
• Living place should be fumigated with aromatic and
Month wise regimen of pregnant lady
• First month - Milk with ghee in desired quantity,
light and easy to digest food, seasonal fruits and
• Second month - Light, easily digestible food, milk
processed with Shatavari herb or sweet herbs, seasonal
fruits and fruit juices.
• Third month - Include green leafy vegetables,
carrot, beetroot, fruits, pulses, beans and milk with
ghee in diet.
• Fourth month - Use of milk in desired quantity, use
of yoghurt, naturally extracted butter in diet.
• Fifth month - Light to digest food, use of milk,
ghee and other milk products like curd, butter is
• Sixth month - Light to digest food with ghee, rice
gruel medicated with Gokshur herb, desired quantity of
natural cane sugar is advised.
• Seventh month - Light to digest food with ghee, milk
and ghee processed with herbs like Prithakparni, etc
• Eighth month - Light to digest food with ghee, use
of mild laxatives to prevent constipation.
• Ninth month - Light easily digestible food with ghee
Tips during pregnancy
For striae gravidarum (itching and striations that
occur due to stretching of skin on abdomen, breast and
thighs) - Apply the paste of Sandalwood and Ushira
(Vetivera zizanoides) or paste of Neem and Basil.
Bathing with water boiled with Neem and Basil also
For stretch marks - Jasmine oil application helps.
For cracked nipples - Coconut oil or Castor oil
application is good.
Puerperium is the period following childbirth
generally lasting 45 days. During this period, special
diet and lifestyle regimen should be followed for
Do’s and Don’ts during Postpartum period
• Gentle oil massage especially on lower back and
lower abdomen followed by mild fomentation is advised.
• Abdomen and flanks should be tightly wrapped with
• Spices like ginger, fenugreek and cumin should be
used in diet.
• Drink warm water in small quantities throughout the
• Light to digest food, which is warm, should be
• Avoid anger, excessive physical exercise and mental
• Avoid indulging in sex.
• Rice gruel, ghee and milk can be included in diet.
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Home remedies for
bloating during pregnancy
1. Boil 1 tbsp of cumin and 1 tbsp of fennel in 1
liter of water and leave it overnight. Next day
bring it to boil, filter and drink it in small
quantities throughout the day.
2. Reduce excess aerated drinks, packed foods,
beans, peas, kidney beans, black beans, cabbage,
broccoli, fast food, fried items, heavy meals, food
rich in fat, milk and milk products like sweets,
3. Eat timely meals, avoid long gap between meals.
Eat slowly and mindfully. Chew your food completely
before swallowing. Avoid eating in a fast manner.
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