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Ayurvedic Approach in Controlling Threatened Abortion photo

"Giving birth to a child is one of the most wonderful feelings in life".

Pregnancy is a period that requires more care and support for the women. Getting the baby and mother in full health condition needed a lot of awareness and care.

Threatened abortion is known as bleeding that occurs before 20 weeks of gestation that leads to fetal abnormalities. Fetal anomaly is often called birth defects and can occur at any stage during pregnancy.

Fetal anomalies can be Structural and Functional. Structural anomalies affect the growing body parts of the baby like lungs, heart, kidney, etc. Functional anomalies affect the brain, sensory perception, nervous system, etc.

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Symptoms of Threatened Abortion

General symptoms of threatened abortion:

  • Abdominal cramps.
  • Vaginal bleeding.
  • Lower back pain.

SUMMARY

Abdominal cramps, vaginal bleeding, and lower back pain, etc are the symptoms of threatened abortion.

Causes of Threatened Abortion

Threatened abortion may occur due to various reasons. They are:

  • Inadequate hormone production

    Threatened abortion may occur if the body cannot produce hormones like progesterone and estrogen which are more needed during pregnancy.

  • Internal organ diseases of women

    Diseases of internal female organs like fibroids, weakness in the mouth of the womb, etc cause threatened abortion.

  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Smoking.
  • Excessive usage of caffeine.
  • Injuries during the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Obesity.
  • Certain medications.
  • Trauma to the abdomen.
  • Older age.

SUMMARY

Older age, trauma to the abdomen, certain medications, obesity, excessive usage of caffeine, alcohol consumption, smoking, inadequate hormone production, internal organ diseases for women, etc.

Herbal Remedies to Prevent Threatened Abortion

Herbal solutions are natural and always easy to follow.

  • Ashoka

    Ashoka is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants which improves the overall health of the mother.

  • Shatavari

    Shatavari is rich in antioxidants and strengthens the uterus.

  • Bala

    Bala is rich in rejuvenating properties that will improve the immune system of pregnant women.

  • Shalmali

    Shalmali herbal extract can be used during pregnancy to get rid of vitiation of Vata and Pitta doshas.

  • Lajjalu

    The herb Lajjalu is very popular in treating dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

  • Japa

    Japa herbal powder is very effective in treating various reproductive problems of women.

  • Durva

    Durva grass has a lot of health benefits like that controls sugar, improves immunity, controls acidity, etc.

SUMMARY

Various herbs that can be consumed during pregnancy under the supervision of an Ayurvedic practitioner are Durva, Japa, Lajjalu, Shalmali, Ashoka, Shatavari, Bala, etc.

Ayurvedic Remedies to prevent Threatened Abortion

Ayurvedic antenatal care is a fine remedy to treat threatened abortion. Antenatal care is very important for the health of both mother and baby.

According to Ayurveda, Antenatal care is known as “Garbhini Paricharya". Garbhini Paricharya is a very effective method and includes various natural processes like Ahara, Vihara, and Vichara.

Ahara (Diet)

Ayurveda suggests that a Garbhini should take nutritious foods like:

  • Include more milk products in your diet.
  • Avoid heavy foods that are difficult to digest.
  • Avoid more spicy, hot, and bitter foods.
  • Adding freshly cooked rice to your diet.
  • Include more fruits and vegetables which makes your body so fresh.
  • Drinking coconut water, coconut milk, pomegranate juice with honey, etc are fine remedies to treat threatened abortion.

Vihara (Lifestyle)

Ayurveda suggests that a Garbhini should take nutritious foods like:

  • Try to get enough rest.
  • Drink more water.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid the consumption of excessive coffee.
  • Try to get up in the early morning.
  • Garbhini should take a daily bath in the water with a mix of herbs that can suppress Vata dosha.
  • Garbhini should avoid heavy exercises.

Vichara (Psychological and emotional activities)

Mental well-being is very important as your physical well-being during pregnancy

  • Try to stay with people who make you happy.
  • Try to stay in a positive environment.
  • Garbhini should be very happy and pleasant because the emotional state of mind Garbhini will influence the psychic development of the fetus.
  • Practice Yoga and meditation regularly which makes you feel more comfortable and relax.
  • Get prenatal massage therapy that improves the health of your body.

SUMMARY

Ayurveda can treat threatened abortion and fetus abnormalities through natural ways. To prevent threatened abortion, Garbhini has to follow natural methods like Ahar, Vihar, and Vichara under the supervision of an Ayurvedic practitioner.

Conclusion

All the information related to threatened abortion and fetus anomalies was collected from various Ayurvedic resources. Always seek the opinion of your Ayurvedic doctor before using any herbs or herbal treatments.

References

  • Susrutha Samhita.
  • Ashtanga Hridayam.

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