Recurrent abortion/miscarriage types, causes, and management - Dr. Pratibha Balan
Dr. Prathibha Balan, BAMS, MHA, RAD, LMT, Texas, USA - has completed her BAMS from Santhigiri Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala. She immigrated to the United States of America in 2010 and pursued her love for Ayurveda in multiple ways and pursued a diploma in clinical weight loss management and massage therapy and lymphatic drainage. She has served as yoga and wellness advisor in Minneapolis and further took upon the role of Director of Interns at the Bodhananda Vedic Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is an entrepreneur, with her zeal to provide holistic ayurvedic wellness, she had established India Veda in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA providing ayurvedic wellness consultancy, therapies, yoga and bodyworks including Pachakarma and other modalities of massage therapy including lymphatic drainage. After a break to provide care of her newborn daughter, she had completed Master of Health Administration from Rutgers university, New Jersey which has helped her to get ready to start thinking of establishing a venture to pursue her passion in Ayurveda. Right now, she owns VedicSparsa LLC and lives in Flower Mound, Texas, USA.
Topic: Recurrent abortion/miscarriage types, causes, and management
Abstract: Recurrent Pregnancy Loss is an important reproductive health issue “Garbha stravi vandhya” is a term used in ayurveda for the infertility due to recurrent habitual abortion in first trimester. Garbha Vyapad or miscarriage is historically defined as sequence of three or more consecutive spontaneous abortions before 20weeks. This distressing problem is affecting approximately 1% of all women of reproductive age. The risk is increased with each successive abortion reaching over 30% after 3 consecutive cases. (Patil M &Pawar A,2019). According to Ayurveda the improper food and lifestyle habits is mentioned as factors responsible for abnormality in the fetus, the doshas get vitiated and the normal functions are disturbed resulting in the expulsion of the fetus. Management in Ayurveda includes use of ayurvedic formulations having the properties of lekhaniya, ushna, ruksha, tikshana, vatanulomana, garbha shatan and garbha shodhan along with addressing their mental well-being. All these properties cause uterine contraction and thus proper evacuation of the remaining of the pregnancy, and minimizes the blood loss and reduces the pain.After this medicines are given for cleaning the uterus along with amapachana drugs .These drugs clear the doshas-dhatu and kleda thus balancing the agni, dosha, dhatu and helps in the quick recovery of the person.