Ayurveda contains a wealth of information on the correct diet and lifestyle for a truly healthy pregnancy. The health of the mother on a physical, mental and spiritual level is crucial to a complication free pregnancy and delivery. An entire branch of Ayurveda, Kaumarabhratya is dedicated to obstetrics and pediatrics which explains how the potency of the sperm and ovum at conception and the physical and mental well-being of the mother are crucial for the production of healthy children.
Ayurvedic Kaumarabhratya also includes a wealth of information on the care of the newborn. All aspects are covered such as the proper diet in the first few months, how to bathe the baby, what food the mother should eat, how to create the right environment to promote the long-term health of the child and more.