Category Archives: Kaumara Bhritya

Pumsavana – Choice of child

Ayurvedic technique of genetic engineering to ensure healthy progeny and to determine the sex of the child is Pumsavana or Garbhopachara (Susruta Samhita Shareera 2/31).  Pumsavana is one of the Shodasha Karmas (Sixteen rituals) practiced in various stages of life in ancientIndia. Ayurveda uses many Gender selection drugs such as – Putramjeevi, Vatankura (Ficus Benghalensis), Apamarga, Sahachara, sahadeva, viswadeva, swetabrhati, etc.

To determine the use pattern of sex selection drugs (SSDs) or in rural North India an integrated qualitative and quantitative study was conducted. The Ayurvedic procedure described to change the sex of the foetus at 2 months of gestation is as follows “milk boiled with the paste of herbs . . . ..  [read more]

Child’s Obesity

Barton Cobert, Josiane Cobert, “100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Obesity”
Jones & Bartlett Publishers | 2009 | ISBN: 076377832X | 190 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB

100 Questions & Answers About Your Child s Obesity gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about childhood obesity. Topics include treatment options, medication, prevention, sources of support, and coping strategies — for both parents and caregivers. This book is an invaluable resource for understanding and coping with the medical, psychological, and emotional aspects of a child with obesity.

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From First Kicks to First Steps

Alan Greene, Alan Greene – From First Kicks to First Steps: Nurturing Your Baby’s Development from Pregnancy Through the First Year of Life
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | 2004-09-01 | ISBN: 0071427864 | PDF | 304 pages | 3.53 MB

Innovative ways parents can nurture their child’s development even before birth
Most expectant parents can’t wait to get to know the mysterious little person who will be arriving. Now parents can find out what’s really going on in there and start nurturing their baby’s development during pregnancy with the help of From First Kicks to First Steps.
Beautifully written by a pioneering pediatrician, this groundbreaking book focuses on the transition between pregnancy and the first year to help parents give their baby the very best start in life. Dr. Alan Greene answers such common parental concerns as:
Do babies dream before birth?
What can parents do during pregnancy to help their babies later in life?
Can babies become better sleepers even before they’re born?
Does taking fluoride help or hurt?
And much more!

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Birth Gender Chart

Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives

Herbal Treatment of Children: Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives
Butterworth-Heinemann | 2005-10-18 | ISBN: 0750651741 | 320 pages | PDF | 2 MB

A comprehensive and authoritative text providing information on the usefulness, effectiveness and appropriateness of the use of herbal remedies in childhood.
* A practical guide to the safe and effective use of herbal medicines in pediatric primary care, written by a respected and internationally known expert
* Easily accessible information ensures quick reference in practice
* Case histories and practical tips make this an essential companion for all professionals in primary care


Autism: The 5P Approach

Linda Miller, “Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens With Autism: The 5P Approach”
Jessica Kingsley Publishers | 2009 | ISBN: 1849050384 | 175 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB

Children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders present many challenges to the people who care for them. ‘Difficult’ or challenging behaviour is often encountered on a daily basis, and it is easy for both parents and professionals to feel completely overwhelmed by its sheer range and complexity. Where do you start? What happens when, in managing one set of problems, another gets worse? Is there some way to tackle difficulties before they get out of hand, or even before they arise? “Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism” answers these questions and provides practical solutions that really work. It offers a complete framework for behaviour intervention which has its roots in prevention and good practice, with an emphasis on promoting and encouraging the development of skills and independence. From identifying behaviour and understanding the root causes, through to planning and implementing a comprehensive intervention programme, this book is packed with practical strategies and expert guidance. While clearly defining the steps you need to take, it also allows for flexibility according to need and individual contexts. Designed specifically for parents and teachers, and complete with photocopiable tools, this book will provide structured yet flexible guidance for all parents and professionals supporting a child or young person on the autism spectrum.