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After Delivery Care Of Mother For First Three Months By Ayurveda

The first three months after delivery is very important for the mother. During this period, the expanded uterus shrinks back to normal position, ligaments, muscles and tendons associated with uterus start gaining back the lost power. Mother also recovers back the mental strength, which will be a bit low in the first week after delivery.

post partum mother care

First week after delivery: 

We have learnt in detail about care of mother in the first week after deliver.

Ayurvedic Post Natal Care – The First Week After Delivery 

Ayurvedic post natal care based on season and place

The following explanation is further to the first week care.

1. Oil massage and hot water bath – should be continued for next 2 to 3 months. Oils preferred are – Balaswagandhadi Taila, Ksheerabala taila or Bala taila. It helps to strengthen the lower back, hip area, bones, muscles and ligaments.

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2. Lumbar belt –
Using an abdomen belt with moderate pressure at least for 4 – 5 hours a day helps to strengthen back, supports uterus and ligaments.

Rest – While mild walking is quite ok, rigorous work, heavy weight lifting is totally discouraged. It leaves the uterine muscles and tendons weak. Uterine prolapse during post mid life is linked to improper after delivery care of mother and rest.

Ayurvedic medicines:
Ayurveda explains different Ayurvedic products based on the need of the mother. Here is a general bird view regarding a few basic Ayurvedic products. Consult your Ayurvedic doctor for suitable suggestion. Self medication will be dangerous.

As a general rule, Dashamoolarishtam is advised for initial couple of months. It helps to relieve pain and inflammation. It also boosts immunity and keeps most of the infections at bay.

Jeerakarishtam is advised especially for mothers during winter and rainy season. It helps to keep the body warm due to its hot nature. It also helps induce normal lactation.

Shatavari Gulam is usually advised to achieve overall hormonal balance. It also helps to improve lactation.

Pulilehyamusually administered in Kerala Ayurveda practice. It is administered third week onward for 30 – 45 days.

Balanta Kada – number 1 – 3 is often prescribed by a few doctors. Each one in successive months.

Note: All the products are not advised together. usually doctor chooses permutation and combination of medicines based on symptoms in the mother.

Commonly used herbs:
Musta – Nut grass – 
It helps to improve breast milk production and also relieves milk duct clogs. Its paste is made with water and applied over breasts to relieve inflammation and to improve lactation. If the baby has mild fever or diarrhea, a water decoction of this herb is made and administered to the mother.

Shatavari – A teaspoon of powder is mixed with a cup of milk and boiled. It is administered for a period of 5th day to 3 – 4 months to improve breast milk production. Apart from improving breast milk, it is also useful to calm the mind (useful in post partum depression). It assists in normal involution of uterus as well.

She can have all the warm foods and freshly made hot dishes.
Avoid ice creams and excess oily foods.

Dr JV Hebbar B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu), is an Ayurveda Doctor. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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  1. nice blog and good work in the field of ayurveda dr hebbar.

  2. Good information. If every female takes this treatment after delivery more than 70 % female common diseases may prevent.

  3. Sowmya Vijayakumar says:

    Can this lumbar belt be helpful in the situation for the person where the stool is generated (especially in the evening) but there is a lack of pressure to push it out rather than straining in the toilet leading to Piles?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It might not be useful as a pressure source for bowel evacuation. Including fiber rich diet ( bran, cauliflower, cabbage, berries, green leafy vegetables, Celery, squash, beans, mushroom oranges.) and having warm water frequently during the day should help in easing the bowels.

  4. Where exactly abdomen belt should tie?

  5. Sudharsini says:

    Dr, unfortunately I landed on your web site late and very late on this article.But I Thank God for coming across such a wonderful Doctor virtually!Now its two and half years over after my delivery, can I take any of the above mentioned Ayurvedic medicine to prevent mid life prolapse of Uterus?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, thanks for your kind words of appreciation. I would rather recommend taking Ashwagandharishtam – 10 ml mixed with 10 ml of water, at night for four months, as a general tonic to have improved strength and stamina.

  6. Hi doctor, it is a very informative article for a expecting mother.I am a mother of 1.5 year old breastfeeding daughter.Which tonic should I use to enhance my immunity, stamina and further successful breastfeeding?
    Sir, can we take shatavari and ashwagandha together and in what amount.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Shatavari alone is good enough. – 2 grams of powder along with a cup of milk, once or twice a day, for a period of 2 months should be good.
      Even 1 gram Ashwagandha can be mixed with it

  7. sudharsini says:

    Thank you doctor for the reply!

  8. I have read all the articles about post natal mother care.All are wonderful.At present I am doing the same in US to my daughter.Iam giving dasamula rasayanam,sowbhagya Sunti,and shatavari Guda.In food I am giving methi,dill,and leafy vegetables adding pepper,Sunti mixed with jaggery along ghee is giving,Abdomen belt is followed” I am doing oil massage with gingily.Are these things correct Dr, My daughter has hemorrhoid problem,kindly suggest some remedi. With regards,Padma rangachar

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      You seem to be doing all correct. For hemorrhoid, Triphala churna – 3 grams with water / buttermilk at night after food should be good. If symptoms do not improve even after 2 weeks, please consult a doctor directly.

  9. Nice suggestion

  10. Very informative article.
    Is there anything you would suggest for back pain after csection?

  11. I found the article very useful. I had my delivery 22days back. Now I have urine infection, infection in my stitches and light fever every evening. Am taking antibiotics. I am breastfeeding but don’t really feel hungry. As a result of all this I feel really low n depressed.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, till the time the infection is totally brought under control, please follow your doctor’s advice obediently.

  12. I was just searching in Google ,thank god found this site please let me know if balantha kada works after 2 1/2 months of delivery . Please suggest I have the bottles number 1,2,3. My son had jaundice for first month so was not able to take the medicine .
    My mother was asking to take now , my son is 2 months 10 days.

    Thanks in advance

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, yes it works after 2.5 months of delviery.
      Use the number 3 – for next 2 months.

  13. I was unaware of all this in my first pregnancy n at my mother’s home also I didn’t take much rest n care so I have my abdomen bulge, my convert is if I follow all this in my second delivery. N tie lumbar belt also can I be alright. ..?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Yes. You will have your chance to aim at better health after your second delivery. All the best for that 🙂

  14. I landed on this informative article today. I’m a breastfeeding mother of 7 month old baby delivered by C section. Have a bulging tummy and regular back ache. Can i use dashmoolaristha now and for how long? Will it enhance milk supply?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, if you want to enhance milk production, then Shatavari Kalpa granules – 1 teaspoon twice a day would be better option. You can take Dasamoolarishtam as a general tonic for a couple of months. For the backache and bulging tummy, you can start exercising and diet control.

  15. Geetha Vijay says:

    Dear Dr. J.V. Hebbar,

    I am very much impressed and very happy plus grateful to you for your selfless service of educating us with the life saving and pain saving techniques. Ayurveda being Rshiproktam, I consider myself lucky o have discovered your articles. I am a die hard fan of Ayurveda. In the absence of my Guru who guided me through and through in my Ayurvedic lifestyle, your articles come to me as a great solace. Dhanyaasmi.

    I wish to get more customized tips from you. But my location(chennai) and unsuitable
    feasible conditions prevent me from doing so.

    I am now 4 months pregnant and being guided by a wonderful lady ayurvedic doctor here. But I am not able to talk to her frequently and clarify my doubts.

    Your articles are so very useful for me. Dhanyaasmi again.

  16. k jayanthi says:

    Dear sir, m nursing mother of 1 month old baby.suffering from cold n lower back pain.m cooking my own food as no one to take care of me.pls suggest what should I do for my cold n back pain
    Jayanthi bangalore

  17. Sandhya says:

    Hi doctor really im happy by reading these articles. Im having 3 month daughter. I felt restlessness. Can u suggest me remedy plez.

    Can I take Dashamoolarishta after 3 month,is it help me.

  18. vinay nair says:

    thanku for giving as this information it is very help full

  19. Hi. i am a mother of 2.5 month old daughter. is there any tonic to get back in good stamina and immunity because i didnt take much rest and care .now i am suffering from body pain and back pain . I am feeling week. so suggest me any syrup.

  20. Dear Dr, This article is very informative. I’m now 3 weeks after delivery. My Dr gave me some ayurvedic medicines. But I wonder those medicines are not mentioned here. He gave me mahadhanwantharam gulika, vidaryadi kwatham, and gorochanadi gulika..No lehyams and arishtams were prescribed as I had gestational diabetes. I got constipation after consuming these tablets.Dr pls tell me the purpose of these tablets.

  21. Nice information doctor.. Me a mother of fifteen days baby is having maha sowbhagya shunti, shatavari and chyavanaprasha lehya twice daily after meals… Is this a correct combination?

  22. Hello Dr! Can I take unsweetened shatavari choorna instead of shatavari kalpa for better lactation ?

  23. Thanks for the Valuable information.

    I had C Sec 15 days back , Can i start taking Jeerakaristam and Dasamularistam now ? I am breastfeeding the baby and seems like she is struggling a little with gas and crying while pooping – i am hearing from people that this is because of mother’s food habits. I am eating only vegetarian items – and mainly rice and rice items.
    Any suggestions please ..

    Thanks and in advance

  24. I delivered a baby girl on 28.06.2015 and it was a cesarion .. The stiches were removed on 06.07.2015.. Now I am using dhanvantaram tailam and kasturi manjal for bathing.. Can u please guide me whether it is right???

    I am also using abdominal belt … For how much hours and what is the period of using it??

  25. My mother in law has given me a pulileham and told to take it with hot curd for two weeks,which helps to reduce my belly. ???

  26. Hi doctor, I delivered 13 days back through lscs. When can I start tying abdominal belt. And how should I tie. Please suggest.

  27. Hi Dr, I have gestational diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. Is it good to take Shatavari gulam for GD?

  28. Pranam Dr. Which brand od Dasamoolarishta is recommended?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Sandu, AVN, AVP, Sri Sri, BV Pandit, Bhuvanendra – are the good brands that I know for this product.

  29. Hi Doctor, thanks a ton for d article. This is my second delivery and I have severe cold and because of me little one has stuffy nose. No cough or fever but its really uncomfortable. I am taking dashamoola mixed with jeerakarishta. Along with bananti leha… Pls suggest how can i get rid of my cold?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If the Bananti leha is spicy, then the cold will be taken care of automatically. If your leha is sweet and not spicy, consider adding a bit more of ginger and black pepper to it.

  30. Hello Dr. I am a mother having a 2 months baby. I have a doubt on diet. What kind of vegetables I need to have, because some veggies cause cold. Please let me know. And also how long I have to tie lumbar belt.


    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, Excluding those causing cold such as cucumber, ash gourd, you can have the rest. If you include a bit of spices in the diet then it is good.

      • Vijay Muraleedharan says:

        Dr. Can you please tell me, vegetarian diet required when having Ayurvedic medicine? I’m asking for my wife. She is now 50 days after delivery.

        Thanks in advance.

        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

          Hi, there is no rule that vegetarian diet should be followed while taking Ayurvedic medicines / treatment.

  31. Hi Doctor,
    Very nice information you are giving.
    Kindly let me know about the diet of postpartum apart from medicines.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Diet depends on once natural diet habits.
      Too coolant things such as ice creams, excess of cucumber, excess of orange, etc should be avoided.
      Foods that are freshly prepared and in hot condition is good.

  32. Bhavani suman says:

    Hi dr ur really great that ur helping lots of mother. I got cesarean. after one week my baby ill complete 4 month I don’t even have drop of a breasmilk to feed my baby I have bought mahasowbhagya gada is it useful and how to take that and which oil is good for my bone strong I have lots of back and legs pain

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Thanks. Yes, Mahasouwbagya guda – 1 teaspoon 2 times a day is useful. Along with that, please also take Shatavari kalpa granules – 1 tablespoon twice a day, with milk. Try it for a month. If still no improvements, consult a doctor directly.

  33. Hello doctor, I had a c section delivery 6 days ago . I had a doubt regarding water intake during postpartum. In our family they only give 1 glass of water a day.pls suggest on the reason of less water intake .

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Hi, usually such a restriction on water is unnecessary. It is best for the new mother to take boiled and cooled water or boiled water in lukewarm condition, as and when she feels thirsty.

  34. Hello Dr. I am taking post delivery ayurvedic medicines. I am a non vegetarian. Do I need to stop taking non veg while taking these medicines? I am taking arishtam and lehya chawamprash. Also tell me how can I reduce my tummy. I had cesarean and my baby is 1month 17 days old.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      If you are accustomed to non veg food, you can continue them while taking Ayurvedic medicines. No need to stop it, just because you are taking Ayurvedic medicines. Do not worry about reducing tummy as of now. Because you have undergone cesarean, it is best to plan for exercise, diet etc after 5 – 6 months after child birth.

  35. Very nice Article Dr. I wish i could saw that one and half year early. My daughter is 1.5 years old now. I am suffering from frequent colds and my tummy is out like i am seven months pregnant even after normal delivery. Can i take the balant kada and other herbs prescribed above now?

  36. Sir, I delivered my baby 15 days back.. As advised by my mother, I have been having/driniking sowbaghya sunthi , eating sunthi powder mixed with rice , 5 cloves of garlic slightly tossed in ghee along with jeera , a glass of warm milk with a pinch of turmeric since post delivery.. Please let me know if I can continue using the above and suggest if any thing else I should add to the above for better health, better lactation and stamina..
    Thanks in advance..

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