Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences

Ayurveda in Obstetrics


İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa, Lisansüstü Eğitim Enstitüsü, Ebelik Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye


İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Ebelik Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye

Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences 2023; 6: 63-69
DOI: 10.5152/JMHS.2022.1054541
Read: 502 Downloads: 102 Published: 01 April 2023

Ayurveda is one of the traditional medicine practices and one of the oldest healing sciences. Defending the life integrity, it gives wisdom of a concsious universe that we can maintain in our lives. Thus, it guides people to create consciousness according to their structures, to make changes in their life styles, and to balance and maintain it. Ayurveda states that there are great numbers of different phases of becoming pregnant, process of pregnancy, and birth. Therefore, it suggests that some curative precautions should be taken detecting the factors which can pose risks in pregnancy. With a comprehensive antenatal care, it gives information about nutrition, exercise, meditation, and some objectionable practices in pregnancy. İt also carries out some therapeutic procedures for mental health which is changeable in pregnancy. Ayurveda aims a safe birth environment and being ready for the moment of birth. It tries to help women to regain their strength. It tries to provide immunity and digestion and also prevent the complications that may develop after birth. Thus, ayurveda plays an important role in preventing problems that may arise for mothers and babies by providing high-quality care during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. The purpose of this review is to provide information on the use of ayurveda in obstetrics.

Cite this article as: Yılmaz, L., Günaydın, S., & Dinç Kaya, H. (2023). Obstetride ayurveda. Journal of Midwifery and Health Sciences, 6(1), 63-69.

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