Birth is a natural process, not a medical procedure. To give birth is to create life through a crucial nine-month period, and nurture it thereafter. (I always wonder why this 9 number is common in navagraha, the nine planets considered in Vedic astrology and 9 months of pregnancy). To a woman, it means a time of bodily and hormonal change, a time to familiarize herself with the new form that is preparing itself to chart a course on her and her partners DNA map.
The literal meaning of the word Kaumarabhritya is the Nurturing of Kumara (Child) but in fact comprises much more. According to Sushruta, Kaumarabhritya is that branch of Ayurveda which deals with the management of Nurturing of Kumara,