A mother has the seed of next generation, and for this reason she is highly regarded. She keeps a man like her body part more then nine months and pampers with her precious blood and bears a sever pain during the delivery of a baby. Earth and woman both are respectable because both mutually bring into being and reassure us.
The Antenatal care is systematic examination of and for a mother during the pregnancy. The supervision should be regular and periodic in nature in occurrence with principles laid down or more frequently according to need of individual. The care should be start from the beginning of pregnancy and end at the delivery.
This is well known that a gravida ought to take a healthy and balanced diet. The recipes always vary according to country and culture. Ayurveda suggests that food should be according to type of weather, age and need.
In the texts of Ayurveda many herbs are advised in perspective of need of a mother during the pregnancy. Pomegranate, Amrita, Usheeram, Lotus, shatavary, Amalki, Pippali, Brahmi, Aloa vera, Punarnava, Vidari, Kiraatatika, Prishnaparnee, Musta, Cardimom Shariva, Ashwagandh etc are highly popular in Indian tradition of medication and are being use since many centuries B.C.
They, independently or in a combination form like powder with other herbs, decoction and syrup , are very useful to remove the general complaints during the pregnancy like vomiting and nausea, loss of appetite, hyperacidity, constipation, weight maintenance, mental disturbances and behavioral changes, lack of sleep or poor sleep, maintenance of blood pressure, anaemic condition, development of baby within the mother, letharginess and other matters related to general health, in specific situation take an advise from your gynecologist. Though these herbs are being use in India with confidence and other part of the world but it will advisable here that consult your doctor before taking them.
Try this: – take 250 ml of pomegranate juice and mix two-tea spoonful of honey and take at it at breakfast. This juice can increase your hemoglobin label within a week or ten days. This is for them who have mild to moderate anemia.
Meditation and practice of simple pranayama like Anulom-Vilom pranayama are advisable but mothers ought not to be hard on them.
The Practice of Yoga can help you prepare your mind and body for labor and birth as this helps you focus, to concentrate and keep you healthy. The Yoga Postures are gentle ways of keeping your body active and supple and minimize the common Pregnancy Symptoms like morning sickness and constipation. It can also help in ensuring easier labor and smooth delivery by relieving tension around the cervix and birth canal and by opening the pelvis.
Poses that put pressure on the abdomen and other difficult poses should not be done during advance stages of Pregnancy. You do not have to do all these Asanas and remember not to push yourself on a pose.
The Breathing Techniques can also become handy during labor. It also helps in restoring your body shape, uterus, abdomen, and pelvic floor, and in relieving upper back tension and breast discomfort after childbirth. Special care, however, is needed in choosing the Yoga Poses that you will practice, you should avoid poses that requires laying on the back or belly.