Postnatal care is the care given to the mother and her new-born baby immediately after the birth for the first six weeks of life. This period marks the establishment of a new phase of family life for women and their partners and the beginning of the lifelong health record for new-born babies. Although for many ladies and babies, the postnatal period is uncomplicated, effective postnatal care is also about recognising any deviation from expected recovery after birth, and evaluating and intervening appropriately in a timely fashion. It is of major concern that less than 6% of women in Ethiopia give birth in health facilities and not more than 10% receive any postnatal care within two days of delivery. Your role as a Health Extension Practitioner is therefore vitally important in improving this situation, identifying danger signs and reducing the adverse outcomes for mothers and new-borns.
The time when effective postnatal care can make the most difference to the health and life chances of mothers and new-borns is in the early neonatal period, the time just after the delivery and through the first seven days of life. However, the whole of the neonatal period, from birth to the 28th day after the birth, is a time of increased risk. Deaths during the first 28 days of babies who were born alive is reported by all countries in the world as the neonatal mortality rate per 1,000 live births. Similarly, reports of maternal mortality include deaths of women from complications associated with postnatal problems, not just problems arising during the birth. Both these rates are important indicators of the effectiveness of postnatal care.
MEDICINE AND HERBS
Ayurvedic Medicines for Postnatal Care are now easy available in market and online shop also, but there are some herbs that can help this problem. Dashamoolarishtam is extremely effective in boosting the immunity and keeping infections at bay. It is usually prescribed for the first few months as it also helps reduce inflammation and pain. Pulileham is run to new mothers from the third week onward for a few month and 0.5.
According to mother’s digestive system, you must take sesame oil i.e. til oil and ghee i.e. clarified butter after mixing it with panchkola. Once this mixture has been digestible, should consume rice porridge and milk that’s medicated with Vidharigandhadi gana or panchkola. Apart from these, mom must jiggery for about a week. After a week, you must eat foods that are easily digestible to help regain your strength.
Ayurvedic foods are in demand for many reasons. They are not only pure and full of health but some foods are really beneficial for new mothers. Postnatal care helps in bringing a balance between the various hormones in the body of a woman after her delivery. Many problems like depression, anxiety, sleep loss, constipation etc. arise after the birth of the baby and Ayurveda has great options to choose from in order to tackle such problems. Postnatal Care in Ayurveda is more effective than the other medicines.