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Prevention of Functional Intrautrine Life Anomalies through Antenatal Care in Ayurveda

Dr. Nitin Sharma

Abstract: Congenital anomalies affect millions of babies worldwide occurring at around 1 in every 33 babies born. Congenital anomalies also known as birth defects, congenital disorders or functional anomalies that occur during intrauterine life, can be identified at the time of birth and sometime may only be detected later in infancy. The most common severe congenital anomalies are Heart defects, Neural tube defects and Down syndrome. According to modern science these congenital anomalies are due to defect in germ cells or somatic cells in intrauterine environment. The interaction of germ cell genotype, geo-climatic conditions and uterine factors, mothers diet and activities as well as nature of Panchmahabhoota in the environment at the time of fertilization determine the healthy state of foetus and newborn. The unhealthy state of factor result in various congenital anomalies.These types of abnormalities happen in Beeja (ovum or sperm), Beejabhaga (chromosome) and Beejabhagaavyava (gene) level. Antenatal care (Garbhaniparicharya) care mentioned in Ayurveda plays a vital role at excellence in form of fetus, its development without any defects. The present review aims to highlights the role of Garbhiniparicharya in predictive, preventive as well as personalized aspect of congenital disorders.

Keywords: Garbhiniparicharya, Congenital anomalies, Antenatal care,

Country: India, Subject Area: Herbal Medicine

Pages: 798 - 800

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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Dr. Nitin Sharma, "Prevention of Functional Intrautrine Life Anomalies through Antenatal Care in Ayurveda", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR),, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 798 - 800

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