Prefer Natural Delivery with Ayurvedic Care

Prefer Natural Delivery with Ayurvedic Care

Nothing has ever fancied anyone more than little toes and crying faces entering into this world with a tinge of blood. That hue is a mark of pain and perseverance that a mother had to undergo to give birth to a new life. Carrying another life in a body isn’t easy, providing the same way to come out from that body is yet another temporary big task. But, what would you prefer, a delivery to give you temporary inconveniences or the other way around? Probably post-pregnancy care is what all young mothers are much bothered about. Ayurveda, the lifestyle science can help you reach the right steps towards healthy delivery of child and post-natal care. Read further to choose your preference for pregnancy health.

Know About a C-section.

A cesarean section or the C-section is the term given for the surgical process used in the delivery of a baby from a pregnant woman. The natural procedure as anyone knows involves the delivery of the baby through the birth canal or vaginal canal (opening of uterus) wherein body hormones, muscular contractions, and movements of the baby lead to it. When it is a C-section, one should expect a plan of surgical actions like incisions through the abdominal and uterine regions so as to avoid vaginal birth. During a C-section, the umbilical cord and placenta is removed by your doctor after the child is delivered. After these processes, the cut is stitched back to normal.

A C-section is Normally Done When

  • Your pregnancy has complexities.
  • Your baby has issues like fetal malpresentation, suspecting of fetal macrosomia or being overweight.
  • Mother has weak physical strength or they are overweight.
  • You prefer to follow another C-section after your previous delivery.
  • Your surgeon insists you have a C-section due to other health issues of the mother or the baby.

Why Does the C-section Face Criticism?

Though Cesarean is done or preferred by many these days, still it faces many criticisms and hates among a wide arena of people. Looking into the reasons, its side effects are the ones that invite its own hatred. To mention, some of them are

  • Blood clotting.
  • Post-pregnancy care gets less effective due to infections occurring.
  • Tissues get scars on their inner surfaces.
  • Probability of injuring the child or other internal organs.
  • Women undergoing C-sections are found to have more blood-sugar imbalance when compared to ones undergoing natural delivery.
  • The mother’s body might react to the medication negatively.
  • Post C-section makes mothers gain more weight as compared to those who had vaginal delivery.
  • Sometimes blood loss can occur and can even be fatal to the mother.
  • After all it’s a major surgical process involving your abdominal area, it definitely calls for enough risks in that aspect.

How Does Natural Delivery Complement Your Health?

The biggest advantage noted is that after a vaginal delivery, doctors normally don't prescribe long hospital care and so the mother and baby are allowed to mingle in comfort very soon. Natural delivery is said to provide good health to both the mother and baby in many ways.

Let’s See What Are They

  • Babies when delivered through the birth canal will have a better skin conditions and sensitivity capacity. This is studied as a reason for the newborn skin coming in contact with a bacterial layer present in the vaginal opening during the delivery time.
  • Another advantage for the babies is that the amniotic fluid present in the lungs accumulated during pre-delivery time will get expelled better during vaginal birth. This is because the amniotic sac is broken by the baby better in natural delivery.
  • Hormonal interactions occur in natural delivery which enhances the further natural healing in the mother’s body and facilitates her to maintain the pre-pregnancy body.
  • Babies born out of natural delivery are said to be showing more skills or interest in breastfeeding.
  • Similarly, it becomes easy for the mom to feed their baby since the baby learns it faster.
  • Moreover, letting yourself gather the physical strength to literally push out a little body from yours helps gain young mothers the confidence to be both physically and mentally strong and evoke a sense of reality that there actually isn’t any boundaries for things that one could accomplish.

Ayurvedic View on Natural Delivery and Women's Health.

Ayurveda being the ancient science, roots for natural delivery among women. The idea wholly lies in the advantages of vaginal birth that are mentioned above. According to Ayurveda, the body is made up of panchamahabhuta (ether, air, fire, water and earth) just like any other things in the universe. According to this theory, these elements make your body perfect to adapt to the prakriti (nature) and co-living beings around you. Ayurveda helps you realize how strong you are with its theories proving to let you do activities that can utilize the maximum of your strength by following the ayurvedic regimens written down in the vedas and upanishads or simply what your Ayurveda doctor can help you find these days.

How Ayurveda Prepares a Mother?

Preparing to get ready for making a baby is not easy. It demands both physical and mental readiness. The Ayurveda department is called Prasutitantra, which is very similar to gynecology and provides one with pre and post pregnancy care for a natural delivery. It allows you to prepare yourselves to be capable of withstanding the process. This is by letting you know about the pre and post ayurvedic regimen for pregnant women. It asks the pregnant mother to follow the ahara (food) and vihara (life habits) based on ayurvedic routine. These are known as the garbhini dinacharya

Ayurveda always gives priority to nourishment of the pregnant mother. The ahara charya is formulated in accordance with the alignment of dosas of the body and body constituents. During the first trimester, vata is the dosa that is vitiated and so one is supposed to eat foods that pacify vata dosha like vegetable soups, stews, ghee, buttermilk, yogurt, etc. The second trimester is more related to pitta and foods like cucumber, watermelon, milk is advised, also spicy and extra hot foods are to be avoided. Similarly, third trimester is when kapha is high and so foods that can be easily digested are advised. During this time, slightly spicy foods can be started to consume at a low pace.

Let’s see what the  viharas are related to . During the first trimester, since vata is vitiating, it is good to avoid traveling and physical exercise. Slight yoga would do but consult your doctor or yoga instructor. So as to pacify pitta, try doing light stretching exercises and try putting your body in an easy environment. As we reach the 3rd trimester, the mothers have to be very careful. Try cutting down your office jobs though it is sedentary while never failing to move your body gently. By doing this kapha prakopa (vitiation) can be balanced for a healthy body.

Every pregnancy would be a unique journey for all the moms out there. By following these little steps, you can discover your own concepts of giving birth to your baby. Read through Ayurveda and know about natural and C-section delivery. Choose the best out of everything to give yourself and your baby the best of health. Welcome your baby, welcome the mother in you in the healthiest way possible!

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