Ayurveda – the name itself gives the meaning – the science of life. ‘Ayu’ means life and ‘Veda’ means science. Pregnancy and motherhood are very well explained and documented in Ayurvedic science and it is stored in various Samhitas like Charaka Saṃhita, Sushruta Samhita, Kasuta Samhita.
There is a lot of evidence about how a pregnant woman should be given care at every month. How masanu masika – how every month, she should be taken care of is very well explained as a concept as documentary evidence in various samhitas. Ayurveda has a lot of branches in the system of medicine called ‘ashtangas’ – eight limbs of Ayurveda. One of the branches of Ayurveda is obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics – together, called ‘balaroga’ and these are the evidence that is, seen how a mother could be taken care of.