Pregnancy & Child Birth
Ayurveda emphasis on the importance of being healthy before becoming pregnant. Which does not necessarily imply an absence of a disease symptom moreover, the body should be rid of toxins and the digestive system should function effectively. Menstraution should be healthy and regular in order to conceive and have a smooth pregnancy and birthing thereafter. In short, the healthier you are, the smoother the delivery! Hence Ayurveda accentuates on the fact that a woman needs to be in good health even when contemplating having a child. In case there has been no time to delve into this before hand, one should take immediate action on improving one's health.
The most important treatment is to strengthen and nourish the entire body. Mild exercises should be done and Ayurveda prescribes Hatha Yoga for pregnant women, which is good especially because it keeps the Prana flowing efficiently through the body. Which not only helps the to-be-born baby but also the mother during the delivery period. The most significant aspect of childbirth however is "love". To be loved and to love alone can make up for a number of physical short comings and most cases of neurosis. Ayurveda lays great stress on this one factor as the key treatment during pregnancy and the birth of a new being into this world.