Diet for Healthy Pregnancy

Diet for Healthy Pregnancy

Diet for Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancies have great significance in the life of a woman. Therefore a perfect Dietary regimen during this period is one of the most essential aspects which should be taken under great care and attention from her family and doctor. The growth of the baby in mother’s womb solely depends upon the health and nutrition of the mother. 

Ayurveda our ancient medical science prescribes some set of rules which are very important during pregnancy. It contains a power packed details related to ahara [nutrition], vihara [lifestyle] and vichara [thought process] which pregnant women have to follow.

A perfect pregnancy diet is mentioned under garbhini paricharya in ayurveda. A diet of a normal person is divided into 3 categories: Satvik, rajasic and tamsic.

  • Satvik food is fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables and milk; 
  • Rajasic diet is energetic; 
  • Tamsic diet is somewhat heavy and dull. 

Of all these, satvik food is the best ayurvedic diet during pregnancy.

Therefore for a healthy pregnancy Ayurveda considers milk as an ideal constituent as it a rich source of nutrients (calcium, potassium, phosphorous, protein, vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin and niacin) and protein which consist of anabolic properties essential for the growth of the foetus and also impart strength to the mother. 

Month-wise regime [during pregnancy]

  • First month : At early pregnancy pregnant woman should take herbal supplement supplements like khajoor, draksha, manooka, and vidari with milk [cold/room temperature] in the morning. Along with this mother should take plenty of liquids as well as fruits with a high juice content, coconut water, lemon juice, and citrus fruit.
  • Second and third month : In second and third months, milk medicated with life-building herbs which help in calming the nerves such as Shatavari or Asparagus, Yashtimadhu or Licorice and Brahmi, are prescribed along with honey and ghee.
  • Fourth month : At fourth month medicated milk with herbs supplement which strengthen the uterine muscles and also nourishes the embryo such as Ashwagandha, Kraunch beej and Guduchi. 
  • Fifth month and sixth month : Milk with turmeric powder and a gentle massage(abhyang) with medicated oil in whole body is necessary at this time . 
  • Seventh month : Almost fetal growth is complete in 7th month due to which it increases in size. Medicated ghee is best supplement for the mother at this point. Patient may feel symptoms like burning sensation in chest region for this eat food in smaller quantities and frequently. Also, avoid drinking water immediately after a meal.
  • Eighth month : Continue the meal as in seventh month and you can add rice prepared with milk in semi-solid form with ghee in your diet.
  • Ninth month : A light and easily digestible food is adviced along with application of oil on the abdomen and genital areas.
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  • Ninth month : A light and easily digestible food is adviced along with application of oil on the abdomen and genital areas. Take an oil enema in small quantities or castor oil with milk to help ease false labour pains. Intake of luke warm milk with kesar just before going to bed.
  • Besides all this milk contain more of saturated fat, eating too much fat can contribute to excess energy intake, leading to becoming overweight. So it’s very important to choose a right dairy product. So if you don’t want to put over weight you can choose semi-skimmed milk or skimmed milk.

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    0 # Aayush 2018-03-31
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    0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-04-02
    the process of starting of the menstrual cycle in females is called menarche, plz find good Gynecologist in Howrah.
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    0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-03-09
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    0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-03-02
    veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Dhubri.
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    0 # Aayush 2018-02-15
    Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Papum Pare ?
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    0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-02-16
    Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Papum Pare
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    0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-02-14
    Rashes can occur on the skin in the near areas,rashes can be discrete and also symmetrical in nature, Rashes can also be pustular, you can consult with Obstetrician in Bidar.
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    0 # Jayesh 2018-02-01
    Hii, I am from Cachar, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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    0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-02-02
    Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Cachar, find list of Gynecologist in Cachar
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    Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Gulbarga ?
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    0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-01-26
    During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-LM Care Maternity and General Hospital ; Tipusultan Maternity and General Hospital.
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    0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-01-26
    yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Medinipur
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    0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-01-22
    Kali Mur, Natrum Mur, Natrum Sulph, and silicea are few important biochemic emedies in homoeopathy which can be used safely in this case, you can also take advise from gynecologist given here-Gynecologist in Kohima.
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