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Postnatal Care

Remember, seeking support for postnatal well-being is a sign of strength and a vital step in ensuring the best possible outcomes for both the mother and the baby.

Remember, seeking support for postnatal well-being is a sign of strength and a vital step in ensuring the best possible outcomes for both the mother and the baby.



  1. Fatigue: Postpartum fatigue is common due to the physical demands of childbirth and caring for a newborn.

  2. Mood Swings: Hormonal fluctuations after childbirth can lead to mood swings, including feelings of joy, sadness, or anxiety.

  3. Physical Discomfort: This may include pain or discomfort from stitches, sore breasts from breastfeeding, and general body soreness.

  4. Difficulty Sleeping: Adjusting to a newborn's sleep schedule can lead to sleep deprivation.

  5. Changes in Appetite: Some women may experience changes in appetite, including increased or decreased hunger.

  6. Other Symptoms: Severe headacches, constipation, hair fall, cracked nipples, clogged breasts, depression, backaches.


  1. Hormonal Changes: Significant hormonal fluctuations occur after childbirth, which can impact mood, energy levels, and physical well-being.

  2. Physical Recovery: The body undergoes a process of recovery after childbirth, including healing from any delivery-related interventions.

  3. Sleep Deprivation: Caring for a newborn often involves disrupted sleep patterns, which can lead to fatigue and mood changes.

  4. Emotional Adjustment: Adjusting to the responsibilities and emotions of motherhood can be a significant factor in postnatal well-being.

Impact on Women's Mental Health:

  1. Baby Blues: Many women experience mild mood swings, often referred to as "baby blues," in the first two weeks after childbirth. These are normal and typically resolve on their own.

  2. Postpartum Depression: Some women may experience more severe and persistent symptoms of depression after childbirth. This can significantly impact daily functioning and require treatment.

  3. Anxiety Disorders: Postpartum anxiety disorders can lead to excessive worrying, restlessness, and physical symptoms like rapid heart rate.

  4. Postpartum Psychosis: While rare, postpartum psychosis is a severe condition characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and extreme mood swings. It requires immediate medical attention.

  5. Impact on Relationships: Postnatal challenges can strain relationships, particularly if there are differing expectations or levels of support.

  6. Self-Care and Identity: Balancing the demands of motherhood with self-care and maintaining one's sense of identity can be emotionally challenging.

  7. Seeking Support: It's crucial for women to seek emotional support from partners, family, friends, and healthcare providers. Professional help is available for those experiencing severe postpartum mood disorders.

  8. Importance of Self-Care: Taking time for self-care, including rest, relaxation, and engaging in activities that bring joy, is essential for mental well-being.

  9. Understanding the Transition: Acknowledging that the postnatal period is a major life transition can help women navigate the emotional ups and downs.

  10. Professional Help: If symptoms persist or worsen, seeking help from a mental health professional experienced in perinatal care is crucial.



Postnatal care and Ayurveda:


It's crucial to note that Ayurvedic postnatal care should complement conventional medical care. Any Ayurvedic regimen should be pursued under the guidance of a qualified  Ayurvedic practitioner . The goal is to offer a holistic approach that supports the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of both the mother and the newborn during this important transition period. Sutika Paricharya mentions in Ayurveda as Post natal care . Sutika  Paricharya has its own importance. In this  Ayurveda have addressed that throughout pregnancy and during  labour or C- section women goes through various physical and mental changes , Vata dosha get increased in this phases  so in this phase if not taken proper care long term effects can be observed such as  Joint pain,  Arthritis,  Lower backache, Obesity ( not limited to how is diet pattern) , low energy levels for long term, long term fatigue,Various  Gynecological disorders  , various physical and mental symptoms. According to Ayurveda Post natal care is very important. Ayurveda specifies post natal care can be obtained through her Mental care also physical care . Ayurveda also explained Post natal diet and  daily routine. Not limited to this ayurveda also specifies about  lactation and  how lactation should be improved, what diet and medicines should be taken to improve lactation all this is explained in Ayurveda .


Ayurveda provides comprehensive guidance for postnatal care, focusing on the physical and emotional well-being of both the mother and the newborn. It emphasizes natural practices and therapies to support recovery and promote optimal health. Here's how Ayurveda approaches postnatal care:

  1. Balancing Doshas:  Balancing the health and eco-system of your entire body, is the main priority for us at Dyumna. Ayurveda recognizes that childbirth and the postpartum period can lead to an imbalance of doshas, particularly Vata. Specialized practices aim to restore doshic equilibrium.

  2. Abhyanga (Postpartum Massage): Gentle and nourishing postpartum massages with warm herbal oils are recommended to support healing, relax the body, and improve circulation. This helps in toning and rejuvenating the tissues.

  3. Diet and Nutrition: At Dyumna, we place your 'Gut Health' at the forefront of our focus, customizing it to align precisely with your body's unique requirements. Ayurveda empowers us with dietary wisdom that not only harmonizes hormones but also nurtures reproductive health and overall metabolism. This involves embracing foods that not only nourish but also balance essential hormones. In Ayurveda, the concept of 'Gut Health' holds paramount importance, guiding us to prescribe foods tailored to each individual's specific digestive needs. Ayurveda provides specific dietary recommendations to support postpartum recovery. Nutrient-rich foods that are easy to digest are emphasized, along with warm, nourishing beverages. For example -Fruit vegetable Soups made in cow’s ghee,Dry fruit laddu made in cow ghee  with eatable gum, misri/ Gur, dried dates, Cress seeds [ ahaleev]  etc. . Bishop’s weeds are used in making roti and  cow milk .

  4. Internal medicines:  At Dyumna, our commitment is to the essence of treatment. We diligently prescribe the precise internal medicines tailored exclusively for you, ensuring optimal and effective results. Ayurvedic medicines which includes herbs like Shatavari, and Ashwagandha, Dashmool, Guggulu,pippali, pippalimool, Prataplankeshwar, may be prescribed to support hormonal balance, enhance lactation, and promote overall well-being.

  5. Soothing and Healing Therapies: Specialized treatments like Udvartana (herbal paste massage) and Swedana (herbal steam therapy) may be recommended to support tissue healing and reduce inflammation.

  6. Lactation Support: Ayurveda offers specific guidelines and herbal remedies to promote healthy lactation, ensuring the newborn receives optimal nutrition.

  7. Rest and Relaxation: Adequate rest and relaxation are considered crucial for postpartum recovery. Following a balanced daily routine (Dinacharya) helps establish a sense of stability.

  8. Emotional Well-being: Ayurveda acknowledges the importance of emotional well-being during the postpartum period. Practices like meditation, self-reflection, and mindfulness are encouraged.

  9. Abdominal Binding (Udara Patti): This traditional practice involves wrapping the abdomen with a cloth to provide support to the abdominal muscles and promote their healing.

  10. Self-Care Practices: Ayurveda encourages self-care practices such as oiling the scalp and body, maintaining personal hygiene, and 

  11. Avoidance of Stressors: Ayurveda advises avoiding stressors, including excessive travel and exposure to harsh weather conditions, during the postpartum period.

  12. Consultation with an Ayurvedic Practitioner: It's important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner experienced in postpartum care. They can provide personalized guidance based on the individual's constitution and specific needs.






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