Garbhini Paricharya is a nine month dietary program that is unique to Ayurveda. The diet changes along with the growth of the fetus in the womb and at the same time ensures the best health for the mother. There are small pockets where this is still practiced in India by midwives. The comprehensive prenatal program is only practiced by Vaidyas of the classical Ayurvedic tradition.
The first three months after delivery are particularly important for a mother. Her body will be changing drastically again as her uterus shrinks back, her muscles, ligaments and tendons will begin to gain strength again and her mind and emotions will be adjusting to being a mother. The more nourishment and rejuvenation she does during the first three months, the stronger and healthier she will be for the rest of her life.