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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Miscarriage Treatment in Ayurveda - Causes, Symptoms, Types & Herbal Remedies

Miscarriage is basically an interrupted journey of embryo or the foetus in the mother's womb. It is the most natural process of pregnancy loss. It is also termed as Spontaneous Abortion. The foetus dies even before it gets the opportunity to survive on its own independently. This is an unfortunate situation for any pregnant woman. According to research studies, approximately 10 to 25 percent of pregnancies often lead to miscarriage.

It occurs generally during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy

MAJOR CAUSES FOR MISCARRIAGE

Well, the causes for miscarriage are many. But, during the initial stages of pregnancy, the major cause of miscarriage is the abnormality of the chromosomes of foetus. This occurs due to the damaged sperm or egg. Apart from this cause, there are certain other causes for miscarriage. The major one being the improper lifestyle. This includes excessive smoking, drinking, drug addiction, malnutrition, exposure to harmful radiation and consumption of excessive amount of caffeine. Maternal trauma, maternal age, infections, hormonal complications are some of the other causes. And, if a situation occurs when the implantation of the egg fails to occur in the internal lining of the uterus, miscarriage often occurs. Age is yet another cause for miscarriage. If a woman has already experienced miscarriage previously, she may experience it once again. Obesity and diabetes are some of the other common causes for miscarriage.

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF MISCARRIAGE

In Charak samhita Shaarir sthan chapter 8 jatisootriya adhyaya; Miscarriage has been mentioned as garbha sraav or garbha paat.

Dysfunction of Apaan vayu can lead to miscarriage. Ayurveda also relates negative emotions of pregnant mother like anger, jealousy, talking ill of others, sorrow, grief responsible for miscarriage. Malnutrition, consumption of junk food in early months of pregnancy, pitta aggravating foods, vata aggravating lifestyle , excess of spicy, stale foods, mental stress, hectic travelling and improper physical activities lead to miscarriage

According to Ayurveda, miscarriage may occur if the sperm and ovum were deficient in nutrients at the time of conception.

SYMPTOMS

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Vaginal bleeding that is generally heavy
  • Abdominal pains with cramps
  • Weakness

WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS THAT MISCARRIAGE MAY OCCUR

The major signs are listed below:

  • Weight loss
  • Back pain
  • painful contractions in every 5 to 20 minutes
  • Whitish pink colored mucus discharge from the vagina
  • Bright red or brown colored blood from vagina without or with cramps.

VARIOUS TYPES OF MISCARRIAGE

Miscarriage is basically a series of gradual processes. It isn't a single event. Here are the various types of miscarriages described in detail.

Threatened Miscarriage

This is a type of miscarriage, which occurs during the initial phase of pregnancy. It results in uterine bleeding, cramps and pain in the lower region. The cervical os remains closed during this type of miscarriage. This abortion can be prevented by proper medication.

Missed Miscarriage

A miscarriage may occur unknowingly. The embryo dies and there is no embryonic expulsion. It can be diagnosed by the absence of the heartbeat of the foetus in an ultrasound.

Incomplete Miscarriage

When there exists a dilation of the cervix or the rupture of membranes, miscarriage is inevitable. It leads to cramps and bleeding. Medical intervention is sought to clear uterine cavity.

Complete Miscarriage

When the conceived embryo completely leaves the uterus, it is complete miscarriage. Pain, cramps and bleeding will stop completely. It can be confirmed by ultrasound.

Recurrent Miscarriage

It is defined as the consecutive miscarriages in first three months of pregnancy.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR MISCARRIAGE

Here are some herbal formulations, which help to avoid the condition of miscarriage to a large extent. Planet Ayurveda has given us some of the wonderful herbal formulations, which are natural and vegetarian in nature. These are pure and free from any chemicals. These are absolutely free from any side effects as well.

Miscarriage Care Pack

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The Miscarriage Care Pack has 4 herbal formulations. These formulations are mainly to balance pitta dosha and vata dosha. These are given below in details.

1. Female Health Support

Female Health Support capsules are 100 percent vegetarian and natural. These are extremely important for maintaining the female health. These capsules also help in maintaining the health of the female reproductive system. These capsules mainly have 3 herbs. These are the following:

Ashok (Scientifically known as Saraca indica): It is having astringent taste and it is cold in potency and prevents miscarriage.

This herb is known for its nutritional richness. Its bark is mainly used for medicinal purpose. It contains strontium, aluminium, iron, calcium, potassium, silica and sodium. It takes care of the female reproductive system to a huge extent.

Lodhra (Scientifically known as Symplocos racemosa): It is having astringent taste and it is cold in potency

This Ayurvedic herb is extremely effective for the treatment of various gynaecological problems. It helps to treat bleeding disorders effectively and prevents miscarriage.

Shatavari (Scientifically known as Asparagus racemosus): Shatavari herb acts as a reproductive tonic. It is used to support women of various ages. It also helps to maintain a healthy female reproductive system.

All these 3 herbs work synergistically to combat the risk of miscarriage completely.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule two times in a day with milk or water.

2. Pitta Balance

It is a herbal formulation, which is 100% natural. It is free from chemicals, preservatives and other substances. Praval Pishti, Mukta Pishti, Akik Pishti, Kamdudha Ras and Giloy Satva are the major components of this capsule. Its main function is to reduce excessive heat from the body and to enhance alkalinity in the body.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice in a day with plain water after meals.

3. Shatavari Capsules

These capsules contain pure extact of Shatavari herb. This herb is 100% vegetarian and natural. This is completely safe during pregnancy.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules in a day with milk or water.

4. Stress Support Capsules

These capsules are suitable for balancing vata. These are completely natural. These capsules contain 3 herbs. These are very effective in managing stress among pregnant woman.

Ashwagandha (Scientific name is Withania somnifera): This magical herb is very good anxiolytic. It is a good nervine tonic and calms nerves in an effective way. This herb, also known as Indian ginseng acts as an important herb to enhance good health.

Tagar (Scientific name is Valeriana wallichii): It helps to treat mental stress, insomnia, nausea, headache, anxiety and memory loss.

Brahmi (Scientifically known as Bacopa monnieri): Its therapeutic nature helps to enhance female health significantly. It is very good relaxant of mind.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule two times in a day with milk or water.

All these 4 herbal supplements work together to combat the problem of miscarriage in a very effective way.

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