Holistic prenatal care is an approach that takes into account the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of a pregnant woman. It emphasizes comprehensive and integrated care so that a woman is supported throughout her pregnancy, keeping in mind all aspects of her health and wellness. The reason we do this at Inamdar Hospital is to achieve a healthy outcome at the time of delivery, both for the mother and her newborn baby!
Holistic prenatal care typically involves a combination of medical interventions, such as regular check-ups, prenatal testing, screenings, and complementary and alternative therapies that promote overall well-being. This approach recognizes that pregnancy is a transformative and multi-dimensional experience and aims to provide support and care for the woman as a whole, rather than solely focusing on the physical aspects of pregnancy.
In this program, we offer various practices and therapies, such as:
- Nutritional guidance: Providing dietary recommendations to ensure optimal nutrition for both the mother and baby, including the appropriate intake of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients.
- Exercise and movement: Encouraging physical activity and exercise routines that are safe and suitable for pregnant women, promoting strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. This is done under the supervision of our trained and qualified expert physiotherapy team
- Emotional support: Recognizing and addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of pregnancy, offering counseling or therapy, and providing resources to manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges.
- Mind-body techniques: Incorporating relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, breathing exercises, and other stress reduction methods to support emotional well-being and promote a positive pregnancy experience.
- Complementary therapies: Introducing complementary therapies like yoga to address common discomforts of pregnancy, alleviate pain, and enhance relaxation. Our trained yoga experts help to guide you through this process.
- Education and empowerment: Providing comprehensive education about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting options, empowering women to make informed decisions and actively participate in decisions regarding their care.
- Birth planning: Assisting women in creating birth plans that align with their values, preferences, and desired birth experiences. Educating women and their families about the options available for a painless delivery.
- Postpartum support: Recognizing the importance of postpartum care and offering resources and guidance for the physical and emotional well-being of the mother after childbirth.
By adopting a holistic approach to prenatal care, the Obstetric Unit at Inamdar Hospital aims to optimize the health and well-being of both the pregnant woman and her baby while considering each individual’s unique needs and preferences. It promotes a more comprehensive and integrative model of care that goes beyond the purely medical aspects and addresses the whole person and involves the family too, making pregnancy and delivery a happy and memorable experience!!