PRE & POST NATAL CARE
Mother Hood is nature’s gift to the women.inorder to attain that goal her body and mind should be prepared. A mother’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy as well as delivery. She needs to heal and recover from pregnancy and childbirth. In addition to rest, all mother’s need to maintain a healthy diet and life style for healing and recovery during the confinement period.
In North, Eastern states, confinement is not practiced rigorously and is much shorter. But in some parts of South India especially in Kerala ladies used to stay indoors for up to 90 days.
What usually happens during confinement time?
Mothers are given a full body massage with medicated oil (Vethu kully) once a day during their confinement period. This will be very soothing to the tired body and will help with your blood circulation. This also brings back to perfect shape besides helping to strengthen the sagging abdominal and weak muscles.
According to Ayurveda the process of child birth is caused due to” Vata” activity
” Vata” will be immensely increased soon after delivery. The digestion power, hygeine and immunity will also be very low in the mother. Hence special care to balance” Vata” and to strengthen the mother is very necessary. For this Ayurveda advices the mother to take specific medication internally also during their confinement period.