Motherhood is a special phase in a woman’s life and is a bliss if the woman is healthy throughout pregnancy . Pregnancy brings physical and psychological changes which can cause discomfort and woman is not able to enjoy this precious period .
Ayurveda recommends ‘ Garbhini Paricharya ’ i.e. Care and regimen during pregnancy which aids in wellbeing of mother and child .
There are certain conditions which every woman faces during pregnancy . These common complaints can be taken care of with Ayurvedic remedies .
MORNING SICKNESS ( Nausea , Vomiting ) :
This occurs during early weeks of pregnancy and usually subsides by third month .
Cooled decoction of tender leaves of mango and blackberry ( jamun ) mixed with honey should be taken .
Electuary prepared with lemon juice , jujube , seeds of pomegranate , sugar and honey should be licked .
Licking the paste of white sandalwood with gooseberry juice , mint and honey is helpful .
Pulp of wood apple ( bilva ) with curd and sugar should be taken frequently .
Ginger with lemon juice and rock salt in small quantities ( ginger jullienes steeped in lemon juice with rock salt can be kept in a jar ) .
Seeds of pomegranate can be chewed .
Mix powders of dry ginger , cumin , celery with jaggery and honey and a pinch of it to be kept in mouth .
Tamarind pulp with sugar , coriander powder and ginger is helpful .
Lukewarm water for drinking .
Water treated with small cardamom or fennel or coriander should be taken at regular intervals .
Gulkand ( Rose jam ) with milk at bedtime relieves constipation.
Decoction of Triphla ( three myrobalans ) is helpful .
Milk treated with fennel , taken with 1 teaspoon of ghee at bedtime .
Licorice with dry grapes and milk should be taken .
Intake of fluids ie milk , buttermilk , lemon water , fresh juices , soups etc and salads , fruits should be increased .
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS :
Coconut water , sugarcane juice , grape juice are helpful .
Seeds of cucumber with crystal sugar ( mishri ) relieves the burning micturition .
Powder of Lotus seeds and water caltrops should be taken .