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Pregnancy and Motherhood in Ayurveda by Dr. Scott Gerson

Ayurveda places an enormous emphasis on the importance of caring for the mother before, during, and after pregnancy. 'It is the woman who procreates children and propagates the human species. Dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), lakshmi (auspiciousness), and loka (the entire universe) are represented in every woman.' (CS, Cs 2/3) Ayurveda regards the woman and her ability to produce and care for children as the basis of family life which, in turn, is the very foundation of society. Therefore, only if the women of a society are safe, protected, and content can these qualities manifest in that society.

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