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A Critical Review on Impact of Food & Daily Regimen (Garbhini Pricharya) During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a demanding physiological state. Nutrition is a basic requirement to sustain life. An adequate diet is important for pregnant mother to meet their nutritional needs as well as foetal growth. In pregnancy ICMR (Indian Council of Medical research) recommended the high amount of calories, protein, minerals and vitamins etc. Micronutrient deficiency like iodine, calcium and zinc can cause anemia, hemorrhage and death in mothers. Life begins from conception and in Ayurveda, it is considered that garbhasanskar starts from before the conception. By following ahara, vihara and vichara as mentioned in Ayurveda, is the best way to make sure childbirth safe and natural. The purpose of this paper is to provide a broad view of the diet, nutritional needs, daily and seasonal regimen during pregnancy as well as correlation of mother nutrition with foetal growth during period of pregnancy, Garbhini Paricharya is nine-month protocol in Ayurveda, recommended the pregnant women to follow a specific diet and daily as well as seasonal regimen, which is designed properly to take care of the requirement and needs of the pregnant woman for safe pregnancy and motherhood. It advised to follow a diet, which is mainly sweet (madhur) in taste, easy to digest (laghu), which provide cooling to the body (sheet) and should be liquid (drava) in consistency. The purpose of the study is to emphasize that dietary management, mental health and daily lifestyle (ahara, vihara and vichara) are very important factor to reduce the maternal health complications and fetal growth.

Ahara, Vihara, Vichara, Ayurveda, Adequate-diet, Foetal Growth, Garbhiniparicharya, Maternal Health

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Garima Yadav, Kanchan Chowdhury. (2023). A Critical Review on Impact of Food & Daily Regimen (Garbhini Pricharya) During Pregnancy. American Journal of Health Research, 11(4), 104-107. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajhr.20231104.12

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Garima Yadav; Kanchan Chowdhury. A Critical Review on Impact of Food & Daily Regimen (Garbhini Pricharya) During Pregnancy. Am. J. Health Res. 2023, 11(4), 104-107. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20231104.12

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Garima Yadav, Kanchan Chowdhury. A Critical Review on Impact of Food & Daily Regimen (Garbhini Pricharya) During Pregnancy. Am J Health Res. 2023;11(4):104-107. doi: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20231104.12

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