Monthly Regimen for Pregnant Woman Described in Brihatrayee: A Scientific Review
Pradip Kinage and Deepika Chaudhari
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Worldwide, every year approximately eight million women suffer from pregnancy related complications and over half million of them die as a result. Pregnancy and childbirth are one of the most critical events in a woman's life cycle that needs special attention as fetal outcome depends upon maternal health. In Ayurveda special importance is given to pregnant lady and it is said that pregnant women is like with oil filled vessel, which can be split by minute displacement. Various Acharya have described care of pregnant lady through Garbhini Paricharya. It includes all aspects of care of pregnant lady like Ahar (diet), Vihar (exercise), Pathya (do’s), Apathya (don’ts), Yoga and Meditation etc. During pregnancy there are progressive changes in all systems of body due to maternal adaptation to increasing demand of growing fetus. This additional demand has to be fulfilled by giving her proper diet. In Ayurveda Monthly Regimen and Pathya for pregnant woman is described in details in Bruhatrayee. Main purpose of this review is to describe these measures in scientific way.