Yoga Retreat
Yoga For Pregnancy ( Dr. Shamantakamani Narendran , Dr. R.Nagarathna , Dr. H.R.Nagendra
yoga book   yoga book
Learn more about Yoga through inner research at Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga with an intensive 200-hour teachers training course conducted by Nagesh Acharya. Join Ajarya Yoga Academy.


1.1 Broad Perspectives in obstetrics

The word obstetrics is derived from the Latin term ' obstetrix' meaning 'midwife'; this is also associated with the verb “ obstare” which means to 'stand by' or to 'stand in front of a pregnant woman'. The much older term 'midwifery' was used instead of obstetrics until the latter part of the 19th century in both United States and Great Britain. Even today in England, the term 'midwifery' carries the same meaning as that of obstetrics.

We have however, come a long way from those periods. The word is now concerned principally, with the phenomena and the management of pregnancy, labour, and the puerperium (post delivery period), in both normal and abnormal circumstances. In a broader sense therefore, “obstetrics” is concerned with the phenomenon of reproduction in the society as a whole. With this perspective, obstetrical care, when appropriately practiced, should promote health and well-being, both physical and mental, among the couple and their offsprings and help them as well to develop healthy attitudes towards sex & family life as well as the place of the family in a society. Regretfully, this is rarely observed. A good practicing obstetrician should therefore be concerned with all the physiological, psychological, and social factors that profoundly influence both the quantity and the quality of human reproduction.

This is the sketch of a full term fetus, as shown in its mother’s womb in Leonardo Da Vinci's drawing. Incidentally this is one of the world’s first accurate rendering of a part of the human anatomy. The smaller sketches depict details of the uterus. 

yoga book   yoga book
Go To Page #

You do not have permission to sell or distribute or reproduce Health and Yoga Reading Room text or any portion of the text in any form (printed, electronic or otherwise).To do so is a violation of copyright law

Only FIRST Chapter of Yoga for Pregnancy is available on the Health and Yoga ReadingRoom
The complete book includes 9 chapters.
Out of Stock

   © Copyright 2000 - 2018, All rights reserved Disclaimer
Login close
Forget Password