About the Book :
Prasuri Tantra, an integrated part of Kournara-bhrirya which is one of the Ashtangas, describes everything about pregnancy and child birth. Brihat-trayi, Laghu-trayi and Kashyapa Samhita described every aspect of pregnancy & child birth like antenatal care, natal knowledge with techniques with postnatal care and perinatal care.
Observing Rajasvala-niyama, net being exposed to Garbhopaghatakara bhavas, Pumsavana described in Samhitas may provide sufficient ground in preventing pathological conditions of pregnancy. Role of Garbha-sambhava-samagri and Shad-bhavas in pregnancy is complete in its concepts and preconceptional upgrading of these elements leads to Shreyasi-praja - is a precious contribution of Ayurveda.
Even though brief, the knowledge of Beeja (Spermatozoon & Ovum), Kshetra (The endometrial bed of un-vitiated uterus), Ritu (The fertile period), Aparya parha (Genital tract) as described in Samhitas is precise and the preparation of these elemen rs for better progeny is commendable. The role of Sattva (the psyche) in making of psychological attitudes and potentialities of fetus described in Ayurvedic texts is in completion with the present knowledge of child psychology. The version of Sarrnya has opened long back the avenue of immunological concepts related with pregnancy e.g. Acceptance of zygote by endometrium etc. Garbhini paricharya (ante-natal care of pregnant woman), Garbhini sadvritta (code of conduct of pregnant woman), Garbhini lakshana, Garbhini pariksha etc. are described on the grounds of available contemporary knowledge.
About the Author :
Born on 19.07.1963 in Vijayawada, A.P., the author has completed the graduation from Anantha Lakshmi Government Ayurveda Medical College, Warangal in the year 1985. She worked as faculty member in the Government-aided Mohta Ayurvedic College in Rajasthan and later on finished her post graduation from Government Ayurveda College, Hyderabad in 1993. She is meritorious throughout her carrier. She served as Assistant Professor, Professor & P.G. Professor in N.K.]. Ayurveda Medical College, Bidar from 1993 to 2002 and has joined the S.D.M. College of Ayurveda, Udupi and P.G. Professor since then.
She is scholarly teacher, research worker, clinician and compassionate social worker and is also the author of the books 'Neurological Concepts in Ayurveda', 'PreConceptional Care in Ayurveda' and 'A Text Book of Gynaecology (Streeroga- Vijnan)'. She is the editor of annual bulletin themed on surgical aspects of Ayurveda 'Soushruti' and one of the organizing secretaries of 'Soushruti-97' an international seminar and many CME programmes. She is associated with different universities and national institutes in Ayurveda as examiner, P.G. examiner, Ph.D. guide and presented papers and chaired many national and international conferences and published many research papers.