The Hindus believe in Shastras. In Bhagvat Gita lord Krishna says’’ तस्माच्छात्रं प्रमाणते कार्याकार्य व्यवस्थितौ ‘’ which means that shastras should be considered as Praman. The reference and perform the Do's ( karya) and Dont's ( Akarya) as per the dictum enunciated in Shastras. Therefore, in Hindus religion,there are lots of doctrine specially about children issues and pregnancy than any other religions.
The Shastras says that a man without a son does not get emancipation ( Moksha) by the saying ‘अपुत्रस्यगर्तिं नास्ति ‘.Childlessness is a major issue in the Hindu perspective and the marriage in Hindus has acquired sanctity because of the belief that the male issues are a must for the perpetual growth of the Vansha i.e. the clan.The eldest son is called the "Karma Putra" and it is he who has the right to lit the pyre after death of his parents and it is also his responsibility till his death to perform the obsequies for his parents after their death.
Once a couple gets married all their happiness lies in becoming parents. There is no other materialistic pleasure which can equal the joy of having own child but unfortunately, some parents do not get male issues at all in their life time but there may be only female issues. In some cases,there may be absolutely no issues whether Male or female. Some of couple often face lots of issues and delays regarding childbirth. In case of problem in childbirth,the horoscope of both the couple should be analysed properly. (Specially the women’s horoscope should be examined properly during conception).Generally this process that is called match-making is done before the couple intend to marry. After the analysing the horoscope of both the couple,there may be either of two possibilities-whether it is a case of Childlessness or case of Delays.
According to ancient astrology, difficulties in childbirth may happen if the natives’ 5th and 9th houses and their Lord is not in a good position,impact more in the process of childbirth. For predicting about childbirth,the astrologer must be analyse the 1st,5th and 9th house and positioned of their lords.The Ascendant,Navamsa,Saptamsa and division charts are also be considered.Regarding childbirth ,there are numerous yoga is defined by our vedic Rishis.Here some of yogas are as follows:
If the Navamshadhipathis of 5th,2nd and 7th house's are conjoined with malefics or aspected by malefics. It causes childlessness.
If Jupiter lord of lagna, the 7th lord and 5th lord are all devoid of strength it causes childlessness.
If the navamshadipati of 12th lord occupies the 8th and if the 5th lord occupies krura shastansha. It causes childlessness.
Children are born in the dashas connected with the 5th house or the Lord of the 5th house of saptamsha.An afflicted 5th lord which can be combust,retrogate and aspected by Malefic generally results in delay of childbirth.
If the 5th lord occupies 6-8-12 sons will not be born. If the 5th lord is conjoined with malefics or combust sons are not born. If born the sons will die soon.
If Saturn conjoins with the lord of the fifth in fifth and gets the aspect of Moon or gets conjoined with Moon and Rahu, it caused the loss of children.
If in 2nd house Mars is posited and Jupiter occupy the twelfth, Saturn occupy fifth and Rahu's conjunction or aspects causes loss of son.
For predicting childbirth astrology if the 5th lord occupies kendra and trine sthanas. It is auspicious for birth of children.
If the lord of lagna or Jupiter or Venus is in kendras, the native's son will have a long life and wealthy. If the Lagnesh or Jupiter or Venus is in the quadrant then the native's son is long-lived and wealthy. If the Saptmansa is in odd sign and occurred by good planet or aspected by male planet then this yoga gives son. If the Saptmansa is in even sign and conjoined or aspected by female planet then this yoga gives daughter. If both types of female or male planet are in any sign amount then both the son and the daughter yoga is formed.
The conception can be performed on the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth, fifteen and sixteenth night. For this,the calculation and knowledge of Mensuration cycle should be correct for example, if a woman's menstruation begins at 8:00 pm in the evening of December 21 , till 8.00 pm on December 22 the first day will be counted.It is the main thing to keep in mind that if a couple wants to get a son,then counting on the days of the menstrual cycle, sex should be done on the 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th and 16th night. While if the couple wants the daughter, sex should be done on 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and 15th night. The third part of the night is considered to be best for conception.The conception can be performed on the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth, fifteen and sixteenth night. For this,the calculation and knowledge of Mensuration cycle should be correct for example, if a woman's menstruation begins at 8:00pm in the evening of December 21 , till 8.00p.m on December 22 the first day will be counted.It is the main thing to keep in mind that if a couple wants to get a son,then counting on the days of the menstrual cycle, sex should be done on the fourth, sixth, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th and 16th night. While if the couple wants the daughter, sex should be done on 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th and 15th night.The third part of the night is considered to be best for conception.
Vishnu Puranam says that certain days (Tithis) such as Rikta tithis, Ashtami, Dwadashi, Amavasya, Poornima and Bhadra tithis must be avoided for sexual union. In fact astrologically, the full Moon day is avoided for a sexual union for conception. The date such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12 and 13 are good for conception.
According to the scriptures, chanting of the Gopal Mantra is an absolute remedy for achieving child. It is necessary for each couple to chant a certain number of mantras in their regular form. By this result,the native gets desirable progeny and the obstacle related to get the child is destroyed. The couple should be establish a picture or statue of Lord Krishna's child form, worship and offer Naivedya with a resolution of the desire to achieve progeny after all this doing,couple should be chant a certain number following mantra with a calm mind.