Ayurvedic Diet in Pregnancy

According to Ayurveda, pregnancy and childbirth can be invigorating and positive events in a woman’s life. Ayurvedic disciplines have a separate section called “Striroga-Pruti Tantra” (Gynaecology and Obstetrics) dedicated to the health of women and children, including the care of pregnant women.

An embryo is produced by the interaction of male and female sperm. Ayurveda relates human reproduction to the germination and sprouting of plant seeds, which later develop into mature seedlings. The quality of the seeds is very valuable. The condition of the mother’s womb is also important for the growth and development of healthy offspring, as is the soil in which the seeds grow. Pregnant women can use the principles of Ayurvedic self-care during pregnancy to aid in postpartum recovery. Ayurvedic advice includes diet, practices, activities, herbs, and treatments.

Ayurvedic Care During Pregnancy Focuses on Balance

  • Ayurvedic self-care focuses on creating balance in the mother’s body through diet, exercise, and relaxation.
  • Food for pregnant women should be rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is also important to eat foods rich in fibre, such as whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
  • According to Ayurveda, certain foods, such as caffeine, alcohol, fried foods, and processed foods, should be avoided during pregnancy.

Eat Sattvic food

Sattvic food is easily digested. They are generally clean and help nourish the tissues of the mother and baby. Some sattvic foods are milk, ghee, basmati rice, and whole grains. Fresh fruits and vegetables. Adding these foods during pregnancy can prevent indigestion and constipation.

Things to Avoid

  • Overeating or fasting
  • Dry, cold, heavy, hot, or solid food, wine, and meat (fish is good).
  • They sleep late in the afternoon.
  • Seeing or hearing things that make you sad, angry, scared, or sad
  • Long-term travel by plane, vehicle, or on rough roads
  • Sit for long periods of time, sit in an uncomfortable position, or sit on a hard surface.
  • To avoid strain, lift heavy objects or elevate your back and stomach.
  • Do not suppress your natural urges (such as sleep, hunger, yawning, crying, withdrawing, etc.) unless it is an emergency.

Avoid junk Foods

  • Alcohol
  • Aged Cheese
  • Fermented Food
  •  Mushrooms
  • Raw Onions and Garlic
  • Peanuts 
  • Papaya 
  • Fried Foods
  • Outside Foods 
  • White Sugar
  • Consume Pineapple, Strawberry & Cherries only Occasionally

Foods for Mother According to Ayurveda


These dairy products are a healthy source of fat and protein. Milk and yoghurt provide calcium to the mother. Two separate glasses of milk from grass-fed cows are said to protect the baby’s body. Butter is good for the digestive system. It improves digestion and reduces gas due to hormonal changes.


Ghee gives an inner aroma and strengthens the joints. It also improves memory and retention in mother and baby. Ayurvedic texts recommend 6-7 tablespoons of ghee daily. For best results, use ghee from a grass-fed cow.


In general, all vegetables are healthy during pregnancy. However, it is advisable to reduce peas, beans, potatoes, peppers, eggplants, and raw onions, as they increase pitta (heat) and Vata (Wind). Also avoid mushrooms and corn. Leafy greens like spinach and fenugreek are good sources of protein and iron.


Mix and match here. Avoid guavas, pineapples and plums. Keep the amount of mango you eat to a minimum. Pregnant women can eat a lot of grapes and oranges. Other fruits that you can eat in moderation are guavas, pears, watermelons, and apples. The best fruits for pregnancy are apples, figs, Indian gooseberries, pomegranates, lemons, corn, and bananas.


Mother could also eat assorted nuts. But soak them for 8 hours. Before you eat them, remove all the peel from the almonds and dates. Raisins are also good for pregnant women because they contain iron. Dried dates, figs, and apricots are also good for health.

Snack Suggestion

Soak 10 black raisins, 5–6 almonds, & 2 dates for at least 4 hours. This snack helps the baby gain weight by nourishing the brain and blood. Add coconut water to your diet for strength and energy. Coconut water prevents dehydration because it is rich in electrolytes.


  • Breathing Exercise
  • Eat Healthy
  • Meditation
  • Drink plenty of Water & Coconut Water
  • Stay Calm & Positive