GARBHA SAMSKARA - PRENATAL EDUCATION: CONCEPTS, PRACTICE AND PROSPECTS

Jasmine Ritesh Gujarathi, Ritesh gujrati

Abstract


A couple planning to conceive and visiting Fertility clinic demanding conception of healthy, intellectual offspring with other desired traits is a common sight now a days. As a result of this, the booming fertility markets now also provide techniques like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Pre implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for acquiring a desirable progeny.  The influence of diet, psyche and other routines of mother on the fetus has been talked since ages. Ayurveda describes simple methods to procure a healthy offspring and the planning of which starts from the selection of partner. These methods are popularized as ‘garbha samskara’ worldwide. The present paper deals with the concepts, current practices and future prospects of garbha samskara.  

Keywords


Garbha Samskara, Ayurveda, Designer baby, pre conception, antenatal care

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