We shall briefly focus here on the branch of Ayurveda that deals with child care — from intrauterine life till the age of puberty. In fact, it is stressed that the would-be mother and father should be physically, mentally and emotionally fit before the conception in order to have a good pregnancy.
Our ancient Ayurvedic literature deals elaborately with the emotional and nutritional needs of the pregnant mother. To ensure proper growth and development of the foetus, herbal decoctions, to be taken every month, are given to a pregnant mother. These are especially recommended to women who have a history of recurrent abortions or miscarriages.