Child Birth as seen from the Horoscope
Child birth is seen from the 5th house. 5th house is also a love making, entertainment house. No wonder why children are associated with the 5th house ! Jupiter is the karaka for children. A positive 5th house is conducive to the birth of a healthy baby. Maraca planet aspecting the 5th house, present in the 5th house, aspecting the 5th lord, conjunct the 5th lord bring tension related with child birth. Maraca influence result in delay in child birth, some times premature child birth, abortion etc possible. the first rate maraca in a chart are the 6th , 8th , and 12th lord, also the natural maraca planets plays a difficult role. All these difficulties can be clearly seen from the chart.
Udhara sthan (Stomach) is very important to consider. Fiery and Dry planet like Mars and Sun are not helpful for the development of foetus, where as natural benefic and wet planets like moon or Venus would help much either by aspect on 5th house presence in the 5th house. As usual the maraca for the 5th house children related issues are the 6th house and 11th house. Those 2 lords malefic influence would not help for the children matters, especially if the mother is running the main period or sub period of those maraca lord.
The obvious patterns that delays or prohibit the child birth are Rahu present in the 5th house, Jupiter the Karaka for children present in the 5th house there by making Karako Bhava Nasah. Of course the Jupiter and Rahu if both present in the 5th house would make the situation much worse. 6th house, 8th house and 12th house from the 5th house, their house lords, position etc has to be considered while analysing the horoscope for the progeny issues.
Your Horoscope chart would also show how many children you would have, also the gender of the children.
Couples who are having problem with child birth, please feel free to post your details and I could analyse your horoscope and suggest remedial measures!
Author Reference : S.K.Ramakrishnan (http://www.shadbala.org)