The first three months or to be precise the 45 days after delivery are crucial for new mothers. Thus Ayurveda has mentioned specific regimen for new mothers to prevent postpartum illness and improve her health.
After delivery the mother and baby should get proper s with medicated oils, herbal drinks, medicines for proper lactation and get back the physical fitness she had and then, most importantly, stay fit.
This section is called the Sutika period – a term derived from the word prasuta or the mother once delivery. There are different opinions about the duration of this period, which ranges from six weeks to six months and some believe that it lasts until the restoration of the menstrual cycle.
A special diet arrange for the prasuta is suggested for this period to create good loss of the reproductive fluids, dhatus and blood during the pregnancy and delivery. The prasuta ought to consume light yet nourishing food during the sutika kaal.
Proper adherence to this regimen results in faster recuperation and restoration of the health of the mother. Adequate care and precautions along with the prescribed regimen ensures that the mother regains her physical charm and maintains a beautiful figure and retains health skin to that of her pre pregnancy days.