International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1205153

Pages: 93-95

Author: Swati Malsariya *, K. Bharathi, B. Pushpalatha

Abstract: The series of actions happen in the genitals to expel the live product of fertilization from the uterus at the end of full-term pregnancy through the route of the vagina referred to as normal labour. This definition of labor is quite like the classical definition of Prasava which defines as at an appropriate time Prasuti Maruta acts in the right direction to rotate the fetus as per the pathway of the birth canal with head downward and fetus delivered out of Apathyapathya and can survive independently. The whole process is called Prasava or Sukhaprasava or Prakrutaprasava. In classics, the description regarding different stages of labour is found based on signs and symptoms of the parturient along with care to be given to her. In the present paper, Sukhaprasava is described completely including all its stages mentioned in classics and try to clarify the signs and symptoms mentioned as per the present scenario.  

Keyword: Sukhaprasava, Apathyapathya, Prakruta Prasava, Aprakruta Prasava, Normal labor