Postnatal Care: Nurturing New Mothers and Babies
Postnatal Ayurvedic treatment, is a set of therapeutic measures that aim to restore the physical and mental health of a woman after childbirth. This treatment is based on the principles of Ayurveda, a traditional Indian system of medicine, and is designed to help the mother recover from the stress and strain of pregnancy and childbirth.
What is the postnatal period and how long does it last? 6 weeks to 6 months:
During the initial six weeks after childbirth, active care is given to the new mother with the aim of restoring her physical and emotional well-being which might have been depleted during pregnancy and delivery. The primary focus is to prepare her to take care of herself and her newborn by ensuring sufficient lactation, realigning the uterus to its pre-pregnancy position, and minimizing physical and mental stress. Following this, there is a period of rehabilitation that lasts for about 4 to 5 months. During this phase, emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles, bones, and ligaments while replenishing the nutrient reserves that were consumed during pregnancy.
At Vedagram, we provides a variety of treatments to facilitate postnatal recovery. One such category of treatments is Prasava Raksha, which involves caring for the mother during the postnatal period. This encompasses various Ayurvedic therapies aimed at catering to the mother's physical and emotional needs, as well as ensuring the healthy development of the baby.
The objective of these treatments is to aid the mother in recovering and rejuvenating her body after childbirth. As the organs inside the body are disturbed during delivery, some of these treatments aim to balance the vata and realign the organs. Additionally, the treatments involve correcting posture, which can help alleviate body pain and enable the mother to take care of the baby for longer durations. In addition, these treatments involve massaging the baby to promote proper and rapid bone development. Caring for a lactating mother also ensures that the baby receives optimal nutrition.
If you or someone you know is in need of postnatal care, do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help support the health and well-being of both the mother and baby.