The moment you announce your pregnancy you will receive friendly warnings from older relatives and total strangers to get rid of your pet. There is nothing more delightful than your dog and baby being best friends. Animals are full of love and after the initial hic-cups you will have introduced two beings to a lifetime of fun and playing together.
Giving birth can take its toll on emotional and physical health. Many women complain of pain after delivery, as the uterus contracts to its normal size. They may also complain from backache, caused by straining due to delivery, haemorrhoids, a sore abdomen in case of a Caesarean, and a soreness to the genital area as a result of stitches or for an episotomy.
Life begins at forty, so they say. But for the fairer sex it perhaps signifies the end of the world. You are at that threshold of life where you feel that your very womanhood is being threatened. You guessed it right! We are talking about menopause, the very word that sends a chill down your spine. Suddenly the nightmare that had been haunting you for so long is finally knocking at your door. Deep within your heart you are bogged down by this constant fear that the approaching big M will mercilessly kill your blissful life.
4 almonds + 11/2 teaspoon gram flour + 1 teaspoon milk + 4 drops lime juice
This means application of dry powdered medicines on shrir (body). This prevents skin disorders, pruritis and maintains equilibrium of vat dosha.
Many women experience some symptoms prior to menstruation. You are fortunate if you suffer not more than three to four days of minor inconvenience. Whilst most of the women endure a week of miserable sickness, heavy bleeding, headache, cramps, abdominal pain, sleeplessness etc. “Common” might be the word that better describes this complex problems caused by fluctuating hormone levels.
So, the long months of anticipation and wait are finally over, your little bundle of joy is lying snugly in your arms, and your joy is almost equally balanced by your anxiety to do just about everything in your capacity, right by your little baby. The feeling of the enormity of your responsibility the well being of that tiny life which almost entirely depends on your capability and care, tends to overwhelm you; especially if it is your first born. But take heart, that little one instinctively known its basic needs and how to let them be made known to you in its own way! And with volumes and volumes of detailed guidance along with increasingly efficient and supportive socio medical infrastructure added to your dedicated love and care, ensures a healthy, happy future for your baby.
A woman must maintain clean habits and look after herself after delivery. The body takes 6-8 weeks to get back to normal. Whatever she eats indirectly goes to the baby, even her thoughts and ideas.
Diet is very important for a mother as she is nursing an infant. She must avoid foods that cause colic, gas, cold, cough or discomfort to her and her baby. She must consume lots of liquid and fibrous food. Her diet must be high in calcium, iron, phosphorous, Vitamin C and B complex, as she is nurturing a child.