Ayurveda for Mothers-To-Be

Authors: Vd Muskan Abedin, Vd Sara Maid, Vd Tejas Ahire, Vd Aishwarya Saindane


Mother’s Day is just around the corner. As you embark on the wondrous motherhood journey, let Ayurveda be your gentle companion, guiding you to nurture your well-being and cherish every moment of this miraculous time.

Understanding Ayurvedic Perspective on Pregnancy

Pregnancy is not just a physical process; it's a sacred journey encompassing the body, mind, and spirit. Ayurveda teaches us that from conception to birth, every thought, every emotion, and every action profoundly impacts the well-being of both the mother and the baby.

Ayurveda views pregnancy as a deeply transformative phase where the body, mind, and spirit shift significantly. According to Ayurveda, pregnancy is governed by the "Garbha Sanskara," the science of prenatal education, which emphasizes the importance of nurturing the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of both mother and baby. The baby, when in the mother's body absorbs everything, positivity, negativity, and spirituality. It is widely said across India that the way you behave during your pregnancy affects the way your child behaves.

Balancing the Doshas:

Just as each pregnancy is unique, so too are the constitutions of mothers-to-be. Ayurveda recognizes this diversity and offers insights into balancing the doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – during this transformative phase. Through personalized lifestyle adjustments, dietary recommendations, and herbal remedies, we can restore harmony and vitality, ensuring a smooth and blissful journey through pregnancy.


Nourishing Ayurvedic Diet:

Elevate your pregnancy journey with the nourishing embrace of Ayurvedic options such as the following:

  • Dive into a palette of sattvic (pure) foods – vibrant fruits, wholesome grains, nourishing vegetables, and rejuvenating herbs – carefully curated to support the unique needs of expectant mothers.
  • Discover the wisdom of traditional Ayurvedic ingredients such as Shatavari, Ashwagandha, and Saffron, enriching your diet with vital nutrients and promoting overall well-being for both you and your baby. A wholesome and nourishing diet is essential during pregnancy to support the growing needs of both mother and baby.
  • Avoid food that is very spicy or hot as this can increase the issue of nausea and vomiting which already prevails in pregnant women. Correspondingly, include
  • Include ghee in your diet made from pure cow milk. The elderly in India are also advised to drink saffron milk during this period. Ensure you are also consuming adequate protein in your diet as it is very important for the growth of your baby.

Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices:

Amidst the whirlwind of motherhood, remember to prioritize self-care as a sacred ritual.

  • Indulge in the soothing caress of warm herbal oils through daily self-massage (abhyanga) using oils such as Dhanvantara Taila. This strengthening oil also helps reduce stretch marks.
  • Embrace the gentle flow of yoga and meditation, and bask in the tranquility of deep breathing exercises.

Cultivate mindfulness and connect with the divine essence within, forging a deep bond of love and nurturing with your growing baby.

Honoring Ayurvedic Routines:

In the rhythmic dance of life, Ayurveda teaches us the importance of honoring daily routines (dinacharya) to maintain balance and vitality. Embrace the gentle cadence of waking early, nourishing your body with wholesome meals, and surrendering to restful sleep at night. By aligning with the natural rhythms of nature, you can cultivate a sense of harmony and well-being throughout your pregnancy journey.

Seeking Guidance from Healthcare Professionals:

While Ayurveda offers profound insights into pregnancy wellness, it's essential to complement these practices with personalized guidance from qualified Ayurvedic practitioners or healthcare providers. Through comprehensive assessments and tailored recommendations, experts can guide you on your path to radiant pregnancy health, ensuring optimal well-being for both you and your baby. Also do regular checkups and take prenatal medications and vitamins.


Wishing all mothers and mothers-to-be a Mother's Day filled with the warmth of Ayurvedic wisdom. Here's to celebrating the incredible journey of motherhood, surrounded by love, health, and the beauty of nature. Happy Mother's Day!

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