In Ayurveda there are special regimes mentioned for the wellbeing of both mother and child. According to Ayurveda there are many important steps which should be done before and after childbirth.
Ayurveda clearly mentions diet and physical regime which should be started from the time of pregnancy. This includes different types of herbal preparations along with external oil applications.
Prenatal clinic includes specially prepared medicines and regimes (both food and activity),has been clearly indicated for the healthy growth of mother and child. This includes increasing the immunity, proper mental and physical growth of child and maintaining harmony between mother and child Mainline of management includes prevention of complications during the time of pregnancy and at the time of labor. There are special medicines mentioned in classics which make the child physically, mentally and intellectually stronger, without any side effects like deformities or retardation.
Ayurveda prescribes specific nutritional measures for the growth and protection of the woman to keep her vital and pure. Ayurveda compares human conception to the germination and sprouting of a seed and its transformation into a healthy plant. When the male and female unite, an embryo (garbha) is created. Ayurveda gives great importance to the quality of the ovum. In addition to the ovum, the uterine condition of the mother is equally important as the fertilized ovum is implanted and nourished there till birth. Ayurvedic approach towards mother hood, that is pregnancy and child birth ,is in deed a holistic one. Ayurvedic recommendations upon the diet, behavior, activities, and even the spiritual actions of the mother during pregnancy……( incomplete sentence)
Postnatal clinics include both neonatal care and mother care, pediatric care for general health
And for diseases which can occur during childhood.
Special ayurvedic therapies are mentioned form other after delivery, along with special
Ayurvedic medicines and regimes to rejuvenate the whole body after delivery .Ayurveda clearly indicates the importance of breast milk and suggest measures for the quantitative and qualitative increase of breast milk.