Garbhini Paricharya – The Ancient Art Conceiving, Pregnancy and Post Delivery – 2 of 3

The first trimester aims in stabilizing the foetus and prevention of miscarriage.

First Month

Diet
  • Sweet, cold, liquid diet
  • Cold sweetened milk in small quantity but frequently. (considering her digestive power and strength)
  • Cold decoction of gold silver sidha jala.
Medicine
  • Jeshthamadhu with white sandalwood power, red sandalwood powder in cow’s milk. Jeshthamadha, Saagbee, Ksheerkakoli, Devdaru (Cedrus deodara) milk.
  • Kashyam with milk and bala

Second month

Diet
  • Cold milk in small quantity but frequently
  • Cold liquid diet like Coconut water, Fruit juices, kanji, Buttermilk, Lotus stem, Nagakeshar Milk, Lotus, Bel fruit, Camphor and Goat milk.
  • Avoid fruits– pineapple, papaya and sugarcane
Medicine
  • Milk medicated with sweet group of drugs yashtimadhu ( athimadhuram), with sandalwood powder but frequently
  • Kashaya with bala -Milk kashaya
  • Ashmantaka (Apta) til, Pippali (Piper longum), Manjishtha (Rubia cardifolia) Shatavari (Asparagus recemosus). These are taken in same quantity and a Kashaya (decoction) is prepared and taken with milk and sugar.
Third Month
Diet
  • Rice with milk or Ghee (clarified butter) and honey in unequal quantity with milk and  same type of fruit juices that are told in 2nd month.
Medicine

Vrikshadani, Ksheerkakolki, Priyangu, Sariva, Sugar, Nagkeshar Milk Sandalwood powder, Khus, lotus, cold water with milk.

Kashaya with bala- Milk Kashaya

The second trimester focuses on the nourishment  and development of foetus.

Fourth Month
Diet
  • Milk with butter(extracted from milk or cream not curd)
  • Cooked red rice with curd, cooked rice with milk and butter
  • Coconut water, fruit juice, mango, water melon, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, snake gourd, berry, pomegranate
  • Meat soup, Rice & Chicken
Medicine
  • If pregnant women feels thirst and burning pain in abdomen then milk boiled with banana root, lotus, khus  or Shunti, musta, sandalwood powder boiled water
  • Kashaya with bala-Milk Kashaya

Fifth Month

Diet
  • Ghee from butter, cooked red rice with milk, Meat of wild animals & payasa
  • Meat soup, black gram, that which increases blood- pomegranate, chickoo, apple, spinach, beet root, amalaki, guava, etc.
Medicine
  • Ground pomegranate leaves, sandal wood paste should be mixed with curd and honey. Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum) Laghu Kantakari (Gmelina arborea) leaves of Ksheeri trees (like Pipal – Ficus religiosa) banyan, udumbar (Ficus glomerata), Plaksha – (Ficus lactor) powder with milk.
  • Ground blue lotus, Renukbeej, Nagkeshar, pumpkin with water.
  • Kashaya with bala-Milk Kashaya

The last trimester focuses on the the easy and safe delivery of the baby ,protecting the mothers health and production of breast milk

Six month
Diet
  • Ghee prepared with madhura rasa drugs or swarnaprashan, ghee, ghee rice, yagvagu(rice ganji), Sweetend curd.
  • For complexion – Sandalwood powder, Lotus, Ushira (vettii ver), Sariva (nannari ver) Yeshtimadhu (athimadhuram), Manjishta,vidarikanda with milk
Medicine
  • Kashaya with bala-Milk Kashaya
  • Gokharu (Tribulus terrestris) Siddha ghee (processed ghee),
  • Gairik, cow’s dung, black mud heated and put in water and after setting for some time, take upper water only and in that mix sandal powder, sugar and drink it.
  • Prishniparni (Uraria picta), Bala, Gokharu, Drum stick, Jeshthamadhu decoction. Balya (Strengthening) Endri, Gorakshakarkati(papaya), Vidarikanda, Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Mashparni, Bala, Atibala.
Seventh Month

Repeat 6th month all foetal body parts are developed

Diet
  • Avoid – salt and large quantity of water
  • Milk kashaya with Barley or Bala
Medicine
  • If there is itching on her lower abdomen, thigh or breast, the following medicine are used:- Berry Kashay: processed in sweet medicines, butter milk. Kanheri siddha oil massage Parishek of Jai, Jeshthamadhu decoction.
  • Take bala, Gokharu, Musta, Lajjalu, Nagkeshar powder, Honey.
  • Take – Water Chestnut (Trapa Bispinosa) lotus, grapes, Musta, sugar, Jeshthamadhu docoction.

Eighth month

Diet
  • Milk porridge mixed with ghrta – Ghee mixed milk porridge
Medicine
  • Asthapana vasti (oil enemas – Special panchakarma for preganant women)
  • Take Lodhra, pippali powder with honey and milk
  • Milk processed in Kapittha (Eeronia elephantum) Laghu Kantakari and snake gourd, Bruhat Kantakari, Cane Sugar.
  • Asthapana Basti(decoction enema)
  • Berry Kashaya, Bala, Atibala, Milk, oil, salt, honey and ghee.
  • After taking the above, we can commend this give Anuvasana Basti (Oil enema) of milk, madhuraushadhi siddha kashay oil (decoction prepared with drugs of sweet taste), so that pregnant woman has got strength and soft vaginal passage and she will deliver easily

Ninth month

Diet
  • Unctuous gruels, meat soup of animals up to period of delivery
Medicine
  • Vaginal tampon of oil
  • Milk kashaya with satavari( asparagus) or bala
  • Anuvasan Basti with madhurashadhi siddha oil and put oil tampon in vagina.

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