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Avoiding Raw Eggs during Pregnancy

There are many things that a pregnant woman cannot have in her diet. Raw meats and raw eggs are both part of the…

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Ayurveda: Herbal Preparations

There are many Ayurvedic preparations that are helpful to the proper development of the fetus for a normal pregnancy and delivery. However, most…

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Ayurveda Body Therapies During Pregnancy

Abhyanga is a gently, warm oil massage that can be done daily on self, and is done professionally by Ayurvedic body therapists. It is very important to include in the daily routine for several reasons. First of all, the strokes that are used move along lymphatic system into the drainage sites. They will remove toxins from the blood and lymph. The massage also enhances circulation and soothe the vata dosha in the form of touch, calming the mind. It is the opposite of the vata qualities, as it is warm, moist, and smooth, and heavy. It is important for a pregnant woman to feel comfortable in her own skin, and performing this massage daily is a luxurious way to take notice of your body and take appreciation of it. It is very grounding and can be very effective in bringing the mind and focus inward. The oil is lubricating to the dhatus and will nourish dry skin. Massage oils are herbalized, and vary in indication,…

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Ayurveda Foetal Development

In the classical Ayurvedic texts, the gradual development of the growing baby in the womb is described. A major component to the physical formation of the foetus is the dhatus, or bodily tissues, as they hold the structure of the body. 1st Trimester: From the moment of conception to the end of the first 14 weeks or so, a tremendous amount of growth and development occur. Mainly, however, it is generalized by a state of fluid, as the embryo is in a jelly-like state until the end of the first several weeks. The rasa dhatu, or tissue of plasma, serum and lymph represent the fluids of the body and are what is mainly being developed at this time, along with the foetal growth organs. The sense organs and all the limbs emerge simultaneously. Another important milestone that occurs in this stage of life is the beating of the heart. In Ayurveda, the heart is considered the seat of consciousness. The heart of the foetus is…

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Ayurveda Psychology in Pregnancy

In Ayurvedic psychology, the concept of the gunas is discussed. The gunas are three qualities, tamas, rajas and sattva. Tamas represents stillness and darkness. Rajas represents movement and stimulation. Sattva is the quality of knowledge and purity. In psychology, the gunas represent different states of mind. It is important to pay attention to the gunas in pregnancy because one should always try to move closer to a sattvic lifestyle in order to live a more pure life, and a pregnant woman should try to give her baby as much sattvic quality as possible. Different things influence the gunas, such as diet and activities, or even train of thought. It is because of this that it is not recommended for pregnant women to watch violent or ill-natured films, or focus on this sort of subject matter. Surely, the mind of a pregnant woman can seem like another at times. Between aggrivation of doshas, rampant hormones and all the changes she is facing, a lot of fear,…

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Ayurveda Dietary Recommendations

It was mentioned previously how important agni is to process the fuel that is given to the body, but equally important is the…

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Ayurveda: Postpartum

Postpartum Period After the baby is born, the mother has much recouperating to do. Getting to know the newborn child while trying to…

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Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Pregnancy

At present time, we have more number of nuclear families and so mostly the pregnant lady doesn’t have the proper information regarding diet…

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Pregnancy through Astrology

The only wish and desire of every married couple is to be blessed with good, healthy and endowed children. Children are the gift of God to mankind, hence Gods will and wishes are must to have a healthy and capable progeny. There are many times, when doctors and medical sciences fail to perform in offspring related issues. There comes to the aid of astrology where there are numerous divine and corrective measures. The couples who have tried every possible medical solution can resort to astrological advises and benefit from it. Some couples get really anxious when they are not able to conceive even after many years of their marriages. Their anxiety is very much genuine as the biological delay in their conceiving also lessens their chances of sustaining their pregnancies. Additionally, they also have the pressure of their families and society that make them even more anxious. In such circumstances, the couples are in dire need of an effective astrological consultation that would help them…

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Are You Pregnant?

The Earliest Pregnancy Signs In some cases, a woman’s intuition; that indefinable thing, May possibly the first thing that alerts a woman to the fact that she is pregnant that unshakable feeling that something is changing and burgeoning within her. But other than this inexpressible feeling, there are other signs and symptoms of pregnancy that may appear very early on, such as: Though missing a period is probably the first definitive sign of a pregnancy, some of the symptoms of pregnancy are ironically a little bit like a period. For instance breast tenderness is one of the very early signs of a pregnancy. They may feel swollen and sensitive, even painful rather like some women experience before the start of their monthly period. A slight amount of vaginal bleeding or light spotting is seen at the time of implantation of the embryo. This is when the fertilized egg implants into the wall of the uterus and starts to grow and this is also among the…

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