Postnatal Care in Ayurvedic methods involves Ayurvedic herbal Medicine, Diet (should be healthy and light ),mild exercise, To avoid exertion, To restore the digestion, Normalise the vata.
Optimise the quality of Breast milk. Post pregnancy care deals with the strengthening of mother's body. Ayurveda uses a specialized approach that helps in Pregnancy care and throughout the post natal care.
Having a daily routine is important for rest and rejuvenation. You will need to think less about what is going on once you get in the flow of a routine. Have the oil massage and bath in morning.
Nourishing mother after birth ( Diet Plan )
Increase your breakfast (around 7am) and lunch (around 2pm) size.
Try to get everything from breakfast itself. Breakfast and lunch should be solid.
Eat a very light dinner.
After childbirth, foods must be more Vata soothing, warm, easy on digestion, with no fermentation or raw except when sweet fruits are desired. A wholesome, pure balanced diet is essential. Try to replace sugar with jaggary ,Palm sugar and honey.
For the 1st 10 days, the diet should be focused on cleansing, building digestive fire (Agni) and lactation. Foods to favour during the first 10 days include: Boiled milk; favour with saffron, turmeric (1st 3 days only), cardamom, fresh ginger and at least 1 teaspoon of ghee (clarified butter) per cup. Hot almond milk with ghee, spices and soaked dates. Milk based puddings with ghee, have soaked almonds (well ground), very mushy kichadi simple soups with digestive herbs and spices.
Foods to favour 10-21 days include: Focus on foods listed above plus more stews, root vegetables, and grains, juice, almonds(soaked in water).
21-42 days, rejuvenation of tissues (dhatus), Agni and lactation.