When modern anatomy starts from the dissection of the dead, Ayurveda sareeram (anatomy) starts from the birth of life. It starts with the explanation of the female reproductive system and its peculiarities and then proceeds to the fertilisation of sperm & ovum to form the zygote. Ayurveda enumerates the size, shape and characteristics of the foetus month wise. There is also the description of the signs visible in the pregnant woman each month. By combining these characteristics, Ayurveda vaidyas assured the health of the baby inside the womb.
Before trying for a baby, both husband and wife should undergo a Panchakarma therapy session, as in house therapy under the supervision of an Ayurveda physician. It will take at least two weeks for one person and complete abstinence should be followed till the physician suggests. The treatment starts only after personal consultation and detailed evaluation. The needed lab tests and diagnostic reports should be taken. If one or both parents are affected with any disease, it should be managed first and then only the pre-conception treatment starts. It is very important especially in lifestyle disorders like diabetes, thyroid disorders etc. Levels of hormones are made sure to be normal before trying for conception. Usually, the in-house treatment includes internal medicines, procedure-based therapies along other therapies like yoga if needed.
The medicines advised for each individual differs widely. They are not decided with a disease-medicine-age-dose formula. It is decided after evaluating ten factors like disease, dosha vitiated, age, place of residence, strength, season, body constitution, age etc. In such a way, the Ayurveda physician takes time to analyse the couple scientifically and a customised prescription is given. The internal medicines for generally healthy persons may aim at cleansing the body, detoxifying all systems and internal organs in the first phase. Medicines to enhance Agni (digestive fire) is given in the initial stages to improve absorption & assimilation of food and medicines. Any persons with a tendency to get recurrent fever & chills, swelling etc will be given medicines to reduce that tendency first. Medicines that support the body’s innate power to heal when combined with proper diet & lifestyle, miracles happen.