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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-92

Preconception care in Ayurveda

1 Department of PG studies in Swasthavritta, SDMT Ayurveda Medical College, Terdal, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Rachana Sharir, Shri. G.A. Mahavidyalaya, Dhanvantari Mandir, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Syamlal Sivaramakrishnapillai
Department of Rachana Sharir, Shri. G.A. Mahavidyalaya, Dhanvantari Mandir, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_5_19

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Reproduction is one of the basic requirements of any species to continue its existence on the universe. Human reproduction includes stage-wise procedures leading to formation of a new individual. Any simple deviation in this finely calculated series of events can lead to the drastic pathological conditions. Ayurveda, the extract of the entire Vedas, dreams about add (good progeny). Human birth process with pre- and post-event knowledge is explained by (Branch which deals with Obstetrics), which is an integrated part of (Branch which deals with Pediatrics). The preconceptional care in Ayurveda was described centuries back to get a disease-free and good progeny by following the regimen and rituals. Recent research shows that each seminal ejaculation in intercourse depletes the body energy of male counterpart, hence to maintain the quality and energy of sperm, (following of celibacy) for one month before (Conception) was planned. The aim of Aharaniyama before conception was to elevate the qualities of sperm and ovum. Garbhadhana and Puthreshti speak about the preparation of mind-set of would-be parents and to evoke a zeal to have a good progeny. Preconception care is an extension of prenatal care to provide optimal health to mother and baby. Thus, this study helps to explore Ayurveda measures to get a Shreyasipraja.

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