PRE-NATAL & POST-NATAL CARE

Ayurveda has always given importance to care for the female at every phase of her life in respect of menstrual care, antenatal care and postnatal care.

Antenatal care is the systemic supervision of women during pregnancy. Its aim is to preserve the physiological aspect of pregnancy and labour. According to Ayurvedic perspective, Garbhini Paricharya refers to antenatal care with recommendations of Aahara (specific dietary regimen), Vihara (normal daily activities and therapeutic procedure) & modifications in psychological behaviour.

Ayurveda believes that the birth of a child triggers an imbalance in the body’s doshas, as a large gap is created in the womb that was once occupied by the fetus and placenta. The process of childbirth, which is physically demanding and rigorous, excites Vata dosha. Once Vata is aggravated, it is in its nature to rush in and occupy empty spaces and childbirth gives Vata a large empty space to occupy. Traditional post natal practices therefore centre around nourishing, oil and ghee based warm food and regimens like abhyanga to remove fatigue, provide strength back to the body and reduce the likelihood of vata rushing in and upsetting the body’s dosha balance.


The initial 42 days after giving birth are an important time for healing and transition, physically and emotionally. While there is a temptation to jump back into “normal life”, honoring your body’s needs to heal and slow down will actually speed up your recovery. Ayurveda has supported this approach for thousands of years with a beautiful tradition of postpartum care. It includes foods and rituals that are incredibly grounding, nurturing, and nourishing.

At Gamak, our Vaidyas can assist by outlining a plan that best supports your needs. This includes Abhyanga (ayurvedic oil massage), preparation of a post-massage herbal bath that helps relieve pain and stiffness, easy to digest and nourishing Ayurvedic meals, dietary guidance, self-care guidance, ayurvedic herbal formulas to aid your recovery process and support lactation.

PRE NATAL & POST NATAL CARE/THERAPY PROGRAMS (PREGNANCY CARE)

Ayurveda places an enormous emphasis on the importance of caring for the mother before, during and after pregnancy as diet,
lifestyle and thought processes of the pregnant woman directly affects the development of the fetus.

Pre-Natal Care:

Ayurveda outlines ideal guidelines under Garbhiniparicharya (care of pregnant woman) to be followed during pregnancy to achieve proper growth of the fetus, a healthy pre-natal period, an uncomplicated delivery and to promote the overall well-being of both mother and child. The science also describes pre-natal medications and therapies for each period from conception to delivery in order to avoid complications in pregnancy and to make the labor easier.

We, at Gamak understand the importance of pre-natal care and provide quality service to help you stay in the best health and prepare you for the birth of your baby.

Post-Natal Care:

Ayurveda places equal importance on the post-natal period. This phase is called the Sutika-kala – meaning “period after delivery.” There are different opinions about the duration of this period, which range from six weeks to six months to the restoration of the menstrual cycle. It is well known that certain changes to mind and body take place during Sutika-kala such as loss of weight, loss of body fluid, lacerated genital tract, constipation, mental stress, etc. The power of digestion is also reduced. These are mainly because Vata gets aggravated immediately after delivery. Proper adherence to a post-natal care routine can result in faster recuperation and serves to:

  • Pacify Vata
  • Restore the power of digestion
  • Relieve exhaustion and increase the strength of the mother
  • Prevent infections and improve immunity
  • Provide a sense of physical and mental well-being