Pre-conception care in Ayurveda

Ayurveda gives utmost importance for preparation of both partners before conception, Ayurvedic pre-conception care may be adopted by all couples planning for pregnancy. Mental as well as physical health of couple is essential pre requisite for a healthy baby. Normalcy of psychology or happiness of the mind of the couple is one of the most important factors for conception. Stress, anger, despair etc can disturb the phenomena leading to reduced sexual vigour, so it is important that the couple remain stress free and also there should be a good relationship between the couple.

Ayurveda has focused on diet of both partners. Male diet should take items like Rice and Ghee as it promotes the quality of sperm. Herbs like Ashwagandha and Kaunch may be taken to improve virility. Female should take food items prepared out of Black Gram and Gingelly Oil as black gram is rich in Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Proteins. Herbs like Shatavari and Ashoka may be taken. Medicines like Kalyanaka Ghrita and Phala Ghrita may be consumed by couple as per Physician’s advice.

Panchakarma procedures like Vamana, Virechana and Basti should be opted for Bio- purification of body, under the Panchakarma Specialist’s supervision.

Dr. Gopod Savita Poshatti