Dr. Sunita Kale, Dr Bhaurao Borkar
Abstract: Ayurveda is a science of life. Basic principles of Ayurveda are swathasya swatha rakshanam atursya vikar prashamanam. Swasthya i. e. well-being of individual dependent of prakruti which is been formed during garbhavastha (during gestation).Well-being of grabha can be achieved only through proper basic principles of garbhini parichrya (regimen) from conformation of pregnancy till delivery. The foetus totally devoid of hunger and thirst, depends upon mother for nourishment. Before formation of placenta the nourishment of the embryo occurs through Upsneha (attracting moisture).During this time the embryo gets its nourishments through upsneha from the fluid moving all around it. But afterwords nourished by placental circulation.Ayurveda focus over dependency and nourishing structures in details. Here the comparative study is done regarding fetal nutrition providing structures.
Keywords: foetal nutrition, grabha poshan, garbha, grabhini paricharya, Upsneha