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Pre-Conception Care in Ayurveda

Preconception care is the care and advice that focus on the health of both mother and father to increase the chances of having a healthy progeny care in Ayurvedic. Preconception care not only aims on the health of the mother, but also on the healthy status of father. It aims to improve maternal, paternal and child health in both the short and long-term.

Ayurveda explains preconception care in a holistic way of approach. Pre-Conception care in Ayurvedic aims at both male and female health, to develop a good quality of sperm and ovum for an uneventful preconception pregnancy journey and a healthy baby.


1) Counselling

2) Shodhana

3) Aahara Diet Plan for both the partners

4) Vihara

5) Important herbs for fertility

6) Yoga and pranayama to be practiced.

1) Counselling

Preparing couples mentally and physically to be healthy to prepare self for the welcome of a baby. In today’s lifestyle we come across a majority of infertility cases, also miscarriages.

Infertility is not only the cause it maybe due to the vitiated doses in female but also in male partner. So, counselling for both the partners is to be prepared for basic changes in their lifestyle, and for few Shodhana procedure that helps for their health improvement with a healthy egg and sperm, to go through the beautiful journey of parenthood for Uneventful and healthy pregnancy care in Ayurveda.

So, counselling helps a lot for the couple both mentally and physically.

2) Shodhana

Shodhana is the Panchakarma procedure which helps to balance the vitiated doshas in both the partner, Shodhana is planned depending upon the individual vitiated doshas or any specific health issues are there.

So Shodhana is done as the part of beeja sanskara, to produce healthy ovum and sperm, that results in preventing genetic disorders in the baby, miscarriage and aiming at healthy conception and progeny.

  • Snehana
  • Swedana
  • Virechana
  • Basti
  • Matra basti
  • Uttara basti in female for treatment in some cases

According to Ayurveda four elements play an important role for conception-

1) Rutu

Season, that is fertile period in women ovulation period for conception.

2) Kshetra

Fertile land, healthy uterus without any ailments for implantation

3) Ambu

Water in the form of nutrition, good nutritional supplement to fetus.

4) Beeja

Healthy egg, that is healthy sperm and ovum for fertilization.

So, if all the four elements are in healthy balanced state, then conception happens. So, Ayurvedic treatment approach is to maintain the four elements to prevent and treat infertility. All these support after Shodhana in a very healthy way for conception.

3) Ahara diet plan

  • Intake of fresh fruits, vegetables.
  • Milk and ghee should be the part of the diet.
  • Blackgram is the rich source of folic acid, protein, fibers, also helps to prevent neural tube defect.
  • Leafy vegetables should be part of diet.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Buttermilk.
  • Til taila(sesame) oil usage in diet.

So one always have to eat freshy prepared homemade food at proper time.

4) Vihara

Activities and way of living life should be with positive attitude and in a healthy manner. Couple should be happy and spend time with each other by supporting each other emotionally and physically.

5) Important herbs for fertility:

  • Shatavari
  • Ashwagandha
  • Kumari
  • Guduchi
  • Amalaki
  • Til

6) Role of Yoga and pranayama:

Role of yoga and pranayam as a part of preconception care and beeja sanskara has very beneficial result for conception and uneventful journey of pregnancy with garbhasanskar.

Practice of Suryanamaskar daily gives strength to reproductive system of both male and female partner, prepares body for conception in female.

  • Trikonasana
  • Paadahastaasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Halasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Butterfly poses
  • Setubandhasana

So, it's very important to take care of health, diet, sleep, physical activity as a part of preconception care in Ayurveda to start a new journey of life.