Garbha sanskar is a Sanskrit term and an important ayurvedic practice. Garbha means a Foetus who is in the womb i.e. garbhashaya, & Sanskar means culture. Garbha Sanskar therefore means instilling culture or values in the fetus. According to age old Indian wisdom a child's mental and behavioural development begins at the moment he / she is conceived in the mother's womb. Hence, a child's personality starts to form in the womb itself and it can be influenced by the mother's state of mind and body during pregnancy. As a simple example, if the mother is on a wrong diet, it affects the baby's growth adversely.
Step One of Garbha sanskar
The Garbha sanskar procedure actually starts even before conception. To conceive a healthy baby that gets good genes of both the parents, it is necessary for both the partners to undergo Panchakarma. This purification of the body ensures that the good genes become dominant. The enhancement in the mother's health augurs well for the baby too.
Step Two of Garbha sanskar
The second step of Garbha sanskar starts after conceiving, and includes the following points:
- Balanced Diet
- Ayurvedic Medicines
- Auspicious Mantras
- Yoga and Meditation
Step Three of Garbha sanskar
The third stage of Garbha sanskar includes taking care of the baby post delivery, and post natal health of the mother.