Category Archives: Gynaecology

  • Few must have recipes for the New Mother

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    After knowing about post-partum mother care (Sutika paricharya) in detail, in previous articles, we shall now learn about, some easy to make and healthy recipes for the new moms (sutika ahar). Everyone around advises the new mother to eat healthy, and nutritious food, have lots of ghee, eat ladoos of various types and lots more. This is possible in families where elderly females are nearby, but in nuclear families where there is nobody to guide, new mommies are really confused with what to eat and what to avoid. This article is specially for these moms. I will share some recipes which are healthy and tasty. 1. Sunthavda (Dry ginger tablet) : Ingredients : Dry ginger powder – 2 tsp Jaggery – 2 tsp Turmeric – 1/4 tsp Ghee – 1 tsp Preparation : Heat ghee in a pan (use low flame), Add jaggery to it , stir continuously to avoid sticking, Once the jaggery starts melting add ginger powder and turmeric, mix well and serve warm. Sunthavada should be taken every morning, this improves digestion
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  • Post Delivery Mother Care – Ayurveda – Part – 2

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    In the previous article we learnt about Post natal mother care in initial days, in this article we shall know in detail about the mother care during rest of the sutika period. As mentioned earlier sutika phase lasts for 6 wks after delivery, it is this time where the uterine muscles starts to regain its previous size and shape, which is equally important considering the female health and cosmetic aspect. The Sutika Paricharya is essential for : Regaining previous figure and vigour Generation of adequate breast milk for the baby Prevention of future degeneration of body tissues. By the end of first week, the newborn mother settles down with her chores of handling the baby, changing diapers, breast-feeding, self care, and diet. She also regains her emotional and hormonal balance. Now onwards the sutika paricharya changes majorly in terms of diet and medicines. Oil massage, belly binding and yoni dhoopan are to be continued till the end of 6wks or sutika kaal. Diet in Sutika Kaal : Mother can start her day early with Gum laddoo/ Garden cress
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  • Post delivery Mother care (Sutika Paricharya) for 1st week – Ayurveda

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        The transformation of a female, from a woman to Mother is the happiest lifetime event, but this happiness is gained only after undergoing tremendous physical exertion during labor; so old people used to term,’labor‘ as women’s rebirth. The woman becomes extremely debilitated physically and mentally, after the delivery. In addition she now has an extra responsibility of feeding and taking care of her baby, which is possible only if she is fit and strong. It is therefore very important to take utmost care of the newborn mother as well. The mother who has just given birth to a baby is termed as ‘Sutika’  in Ayurveda, and the care is termed as ‘Sutika Paricharya’. Sutika phase lasts for 6 weeks, which means she should take the much needed rest, care, nutritious diet at least for 6 weeks and let her body regain all the lost energy and bring the imbalanced doshas to normalcy.During this period, the expanded uterus shrinks back to normal position. Ligaments, muscles and tendons associated with uterus starts gaining back the lost power. Mother
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  • Ayurvedic Diet in Pregnancy

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    For added benefits, we also conduct Garbhasanskar workshops at our clinic which includes – ANC checkup, Meditation, Music therapy, Monthwise Diet and Exercise consultation. Post delivery Mother and Child care along with Diet counselling.   Dietary regimen in pregnancy is one of the most essential aspect which should be taken care of; as the growth of the foetus solely depends upon the health and nutrition of the mother. According to Ayurveda the Ahara- rasa i.e. nutrition or energy obtained from the mother’s diet serves three important functions, firstly nourishment of the mother herself, nourishment and growth of the baby, and lastly preparation for formation of stanya, i.e. breast milk. There is an increased need of balanced diet with good nutritional value during pregnancy, any negligence or deprivation in nourishment may affect physical and mental growth of the foetus or either lead to miscarriage, premature delivery or an under weight baby. Here this article will benefit you in planning your diet accurately during pregnancy. Some basic dietary rules should be followed such as having timely meals
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  • A deeper insight to Garbhasanskaar

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    Garbha sanskar, as described earlier is a program designed to welcome the baby. It includes a series of events. Here in this article we shall have a brief idea about what  exactly these procedures are?         The Garbha sanskar program basically comprises of three stages : I) Preconception (Beej sanskar) II) Duration of Pregnancy (Garbhasanskar) III) Post Delivery (Bal sanskar)   I) Beej Sanskar –        Creating awareness and explaining the importance of Garbhasanskar.  Determining Prakriti (Body constitution) of both the parents after proper examination and to get aquainted with their medical history if any. Beej shuddhi (Shodhan sanskar) by Panchakarma so that Ovum (Matru beej) and Sperm (Pitru beej) are in its best & purest form and devoid of any abnormalities or genetic disorders. Treatment for any associated ailments which can cause hindrance in conception. Treatment for conceiving Physically, mentally and emotionally healthy offspring.  This can be achieved by Panchakarma, Rasayan (rejuvination) and Vajikar (aphrodisiac) medicines. Associated treatments which enhance the internal environment in the womb like Uttar basti, Pichu dharan and
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  • Introduction to Garbhasanskar

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    Transformation of a woman into a mother begins right from the time she conceives and so does the planning for the upbringing and development of the child. Both the mother and the baby gets attached to each other by an inextricable innate bond, such that every minute act, thoughts, joys, sorrows, emotions, eating habits influences baby’s physical, mental and emotional growth. Further on as time passes by the baby also recognizes and responds to mother’s voice and feelings. The mother can comfort the baby by expressing her love and care through her emotions. It is since ages that Ayurveda appreciates the importance of ‘Suprajanan’ ( The science related with – grooming the process of childbirth well in advance – right from preparation for conception, achieving spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional state of equilibrium of both mother and the foetus till the childbirth and thereafter in a definitely superior fashion). ‘Garbha’ is the foetus and ‘Sanskaar’ is the ritual performed for welcoming the arrival of the most awaited family member – The BABY. It is the
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  • Ayurvedic approach to Female Infertility

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    Infertility in a woman can occur due to various reasons, some of them can be easily curable, now lets know how to confront it.     Guidelines to treat female infertility : To treat any ailment one should be sure of the causative factor, once it is detected you can proceed with the medications and therapies. As mentioned earlier the vata dosha, predominantly Apan vayu should be taken care of along with the associated impaired Dosha. Pain, swelling, Vaginal infections, ulcerations should be treated according to the cause for the same. Herbs like Punarnava, Gokshur, Haridra, Anantmool, Manjishtha, Triphala, Chandan reduces swelling and pain. If Pandu (Anaemia) is the cause it should be treated first. Intercourse should be strictly avoided till the swelling subsides if overindulgence is the reason for swelling. These medicines also bring the infection under control when taken along with medicines like Chandraprabha vati, Arogyavardhini, Sookshma triphala, chandanasav, ushirasav. Vitiated Pitta and related imbalance also causes ulceration and erosions, excessive heat in the vaginal area may even result in necrospermia, A smear
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  • Causes of Female Infertility

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    The news of conception and feeling of becoming a mother gives an unexplained contentment to every woman’s heart. It is an innate desire of every woman to hold her baby in arms and bestow upon it, her affectionate love, generously. Conception is a natural course in an individual, whereas in some cases the female may have to confront some hinderances. As explained previously, Infertility is inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Woman who conceive but are incapable to retain the foetus till the birth are also termed infertile. Causes of Female Infertility : According to Ayurveda Uterus comprises of three functional layers : Prathamavarta or the first layer consists of Vulva. Dwitiyaavarta or Second layer comprises of Vagina, cervical canal, cervix. The ovaries, fallopian tubes and endometrium forms the innermost third layer or Tritiyaavarta, any  abnormality in  these functional layers results in gynaecological problems. The root cause of Female Infertility can be either structural or functional anomaly or both. Vaginal infections. Uterine cavity – Growth, fibroid, malformation. Ovaries – PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease),
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  • Diet and menopause

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    Menopause – the phase of life which no woman can escape from. As mentioned in the previous article menopause brings with it a great deal of irritation and annoyance which is mainly due to hormonal imbalance. The  intensity of menopausal symptoms experienced by every woman varies, depending upon her tolerance level and her other health and nutritional issues. Instead of surrendering to the situation, incorporating few changes in regular lifestyle and diet, can work wonders and keep the phase in control. Few simple tips : Follow regular meal timings. Avoid too much of spicy, oily, fermented and stale foods. Avoid frequent eating of food products with saturated fats like cheese, paneer, khoya,etc. Bring into practice of having milk, ghee regularly in diet, it replenishes wear and tear of the body. Also eat butter at times. Such as Ashwagandha powder + ghee + sugar + milk builds up muscle strength. Generally most of the females experience mood swings and irritation, in this case milk medicated with gold, or Shatavari, Ashwagandha or Brahmi is more effective. Roasted
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  • Tackling Menopause the Ayurveda way.

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    Menopause is defined as the time of ceassation of ovarian function resulting in permanent amennorhoea. Every woman in age group of 45 – 55 yrs goes through menopausal stage. Along with menopause comes its associated physical and mental symptoms due to associated hormonal disturbance.     Some of the common symptoms experienced during menopausal phase are : Hot flushes. Excessive sweating which may even cause disruption of sleep. Insomnia. Headache. Mood swings and palpitations. Irritability, depression, and other psychological complaints. Cancer phobia. Lack of concentration. Arthritis, backache. Osteoporosis and fracture. Skin changes. Heart diseases, hypertension. Urinary complaints (frequent urination especially at night). Dysuria and recurrent urinary tract infections. Loss of libidio due to dry vagina. Sudden weight gain or weight loss. All these symptoms results in tremendous mental disturbance. Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) is the only answer for this in allopathy , which brings along with it few other risks like breast or uterine cancer which one cannot afford to tame. It is also not recommended in women with hypertension, migrane, and myocardial infarction. Ayurveda
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