Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels, whether caused by diabetes or other factors, keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancyA new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]

Maha: 13-months-old baby boy undergoes liver transplant

Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai successfully performed a liver transplant on a critically ill one-year-old baby in February. He is the smallest baby, by weight at 6.5 kgs to have undergone a liver transplant in Maharashtra. The baby’s aunt Divya, donated a part of her liver to her nephew

Maha: 13-months-old baby boy undergoes liver transplantRam Mistry was diagnosed with end stage liver disease due to a rare congenital condition called Biliary Atresia, which progressed to advanced liver cirrhosis within months of his birth. The parents of the baby, Ishani and Pritesh Mistry are based in Gujarat. Finding a team familiar with who help in transplanting organs for small babies […]

Can a father’s diet before conception affect the baby’s health?

The study comes at a time when researchers are learning more about other influences men have on babies' health that are not necessarily coded within genes, a concept called epigenetics. These influences include direct environmental effects such as exposure to toxins that can be passed from the father to his offspring through his semen

Can a father’s diet before conception affect the baby’s health?Dear men, if you are planning for a baby, include fish, meat, vegetables and fruits in your diet daily as your diet before conception can impact newborn’s health, claims a recent study. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US found that a low carbohydrate and high protein diet by the father will help […]

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed baby

The transgender woman in the experiment — she, her partner and their hometowns were not identified — approached the medical professionals for hormonal medications in 2011 as part of transgender treatment. She had been receiving it for several years before she began breastfeeding, according to the study. She had not had gender-reassignment surgery nor breast augmentation

Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed babyWhen a transgender woman told doctors at a hospital in New York that she wanted to breastfeed her pregnant partner’s baby, they put her on a regimen of drugs that included an anti-nausea medication licensed in Britain and Canada but banned in the United States. Within a month, according to the journal Transgender Health, the […]

Bengaluru’s ‘blue baby’ with a rare condition gets discharged

On Tuesday, A 5-month-old baby boy from Sudan got a new life on Tuesday as he was discharged from Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield, Bengaluru. The child was suffered from a complex congenital heart disease had travelled all the way from Sudan and is all set to fly back free

Bengaluru’s ‘blue baby’ with a rare condition gets dischargedBaby Ahmed (name changed), a 5-month-old baby who had travelled all the way from Sudan to Columbia Asia Hospital Whitefield in Bengaluru, arrived with complaints of severe breathlessness and low oxygen levels. Hospitalisation and further diagnosis led to the doctors realising that it was a rare condition. Ahmed was suffering from a congenital heart disease, […]

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weight

It used to be that, baby fat was indeed healthy and temporary. In days, when infant mortality was high, a little heft meant some extra reserves for the baby. And until recently, most children lost their baby fat once they got old enough to be active outside

6 ways to help keep your baby at a healthy weightWe all love chubby babies, but ‘baby fat’ is something people generally don’t worry about. Not only do we think of it as cute, we also think of it as healthy and temporary. Unfortunately, it’s not healthy or temporary. And that is why; parents need to be careful about their baby’s weight. It used to […]

Doc flips baby 180 degrees inside mother’s womb

In an incredible video Vanessa and her husband Nick posted on Facebook, the doctor carefully turns the baby around so he can be born head-first instead of feet-first or bottom-first, a position called “breech

Doc flips baby 180 degrees inside mother’s wombA few weeks prior to being launched into the world, most babies shift into the head-down position in the womb, ready to be delivered vaginally. But the nearly full-term baby Vanessa Fisher was carrying was in the breech position—meaning the baby was positioned with its butt or feet first While Fisher’s doctor said a C-section could be […]

Miracle: 35 weeks pregnant lady delivers baby after her accident

While, India witnesses one of the highest number of accidental deaths in the world, a 35 weeks pregnant woman from Pune, successfully delivered a baby boy, immediately after she met with an accident

Miracle: 35 weeks pregnant lady delivers baby after her accidentIndia witnessed 17 deaths and 55 road accidents every hour in 2016, one of the highest in the world, according to the latest report released by the Union road transport and highways ministry. To make Indian roads safer and to initiate responsible driving among people, the National Safety Council of India along with the Ministry […]

Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in Bangalore

Triplets were born to a couple through IVF in Bangalore. Unfortunately, all the three infants had fragile health and other morbidities. Of the three, doctors could only save one of those. The infant weighed only 520 gms at birth. Miraculously, she was saved by the doctors. The 26 week preterm baby is healthy now and weighs 2.25 kgs

Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in BangaloreAccording toWHO, India has the greatest number of preterm births, with nearly 3,519,100 preterm births every year. Every year an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation) and this number is rising. Given these stats, a unique case came to the forefront at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore. Triplets were born […]

Manushi’s journey from 400 gms to 2,400 gms

Baby Manushi is the smallest baby ever to survive not in India but also in South Asia, claimed Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaypur. Doctors call her a ‘miracle baby’ and said, "She’s fought, fought and fought against all the odds. But she’s made it." Today, Manushi was discharged and she weighed close to 2,400 grams

Manushi’s journey from 400 gms to 2,400 gmsBaby Manushi weighed 400 grams and measured just 8.6 inches when she was born, her minuscule feet only slightly bigger than a fingernail. She was not breathing when she was born. But the couple decided to fight to keep her alive. She was born to a couple after 35 years of their marriage. Manushi’s mother’s […]
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