ANTENATAL CARE BY AYURVEDIC AND MODERN ASPECT
*Vd. Laxman N. Chavan and Vd. Deokumar W. Raut
Maternal and child health services are the foremost priorities of community health programme. According to Indian culture mother is the foundation of family and children are the future of the country. The maternal and child health unit (MCH) has it’s root in the early community health services that provided health care to pregnant women and their children. Ayurvedic literature has described GARBHINI PARICHARYA (Antenatal care) including Monthwise dietary regimen for pregnant woman and it’s effect, Dietetics and mode of life to be avoided by pregnant woman, Effect of the use of contraindicated things by pregnant woman and Garbhasthapaka drugs or the drugs beneficial for maintenance of pregnancy. Antenatal care helps to decrease risks during pregnancy and increases the chance of a safe and healthy delivery. Regular prenatal visits can help your doctor to monitor your pregnancy and identify any problems or complications before they become serious will be discussed in detail.
Keywords: MCH Unit, Garbhini , Paricharya, Diet, Garbhasthapaka drug,
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