Postnatal care in Ayurveda
Ayurveda places importance on maintaining a well-balanced and nourishing diet in the postpartum period to aid the mother’s recovery and facilitate the healthy growth of the infant. The dietary suggestions consider the mother’s constitution (Prakriti), the prevailing season, and any imbalances that might have occurred during childbirth. We offer herbal remedies, and healthy diet tips to help moms recover and promote the baby’s growth as we understand the post-delivery period is crucial for both mom’s recovery and the baby’s well-being.
Aims Of Post-Natal Care In Ayurveda
- Reestablish the body’s digestive and metabolic equilibrium.
- Strengthen lax muscles and ligaments.
- Support the physical and emotional well-being of the mother after childbirth.
- Restore and maintain the balance of doshas (bio-energies) during the postnatal period.
Ayurveda provides a comprehensive method for postnatal care, addressing the overall well-being of both the mother and the newborn—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Below are some commonly employed Ayurvedic treatments for postnatal care:
Abhyanga: Abhyanga involves a gentle and nurturing full-body massage using warm herbal-infused oils. It helps improve circulation, relax muscles, and support the body’s healing process.
Swedana (Herbal Steam Therapy): Swedana involves steam therapy using herbal infusions. Herbal steam therapy is used to promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and support postpartum recovery.
Nasya (Nasal Therapy): This technique includes the application of herbal oils or medicated drops to the nostrils. It proves helpful for relieving postpartum congestion, and headaches, and enhancing mental clarity.