Rare: A baby with 24 fingers born in Maha

A baby girl born in Mangaon taluka in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, has grabbed the eyeballs all over. The baby girl born in Varad Hospital & Maternity Home has total 24 fingers, on her hands and feet. As soon as the villagers came to know about it, there was a big queue to see this cute baby girl

Rare: A baby with 24 fingers born in MahaYou must have heard about people having an extra finger known as polydactyly, (The condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes). But, you will be amazed to know this baby girl has 24 fingers in totality. Yes! You heard it right… On October 27, Aditi Bhadavakar, a 28-year-old woman gave birth […]

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of death

Rathods’ baby boy suffered severe complications of intestine as well as low body weight at birth. Three months and two operations later, he is all set to go home

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of deathGeetanjali Punit Rathod’s pregnancy was an uneventful one till she hit the sixth month. Married for three years with no apparent health issues, she was taken aback when the gynaecologist told her during her routine check-up that her baby seemed to have a growth problem.  The Rathod’s from Borivali were directed to Nanavati Super Specialty […]

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughter

Even today, a lot of families across the country find girl child to be a burden. But a family in Udaipur in Rajasthan, a place where female foeticide is still an ugly reality has shown exemplary courage by giving birth to a girl child with neonatal complications

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughterFor Bhavna and Ajay (names changed), it was the greatest gift of God to see their three-and-half month old survive the odds and come home from the Neonatal ICU at Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. “We are grateful to Bhavna and her family. We appreciate them for setting a new example to the community. In Rajasthan, […]

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!

Doctors say that some babies do secrete milk-like substance for some period after their birth and it is known as witch’s milk. As people are unaware that these lumps and babies secreting milk is normal. They instead try to burst these small lumps by squeezing them. doctors warn that squeezing them is hazardous for the baby’s health, the lump should be left as it is

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!Recently, a one-month-old baby had been admitted to a hospital in Pune with an infection in his chest. The doctor’s examination revealed that some small lumps secreting milk like substance from baby’s nipple, which was squeezed manually; this was reason that the child had developed the infection. The phenomenon of a neonatal baby secreting a […]

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 […]

A baby weighing 5 kgs born in Kolhapur

When a baby is born, generally, the baby weighs around 2 to 3 kgs. But in Kolhapur, a baby weighing 5 kgs was born which is very unique. And the hospital in which the baby was born claims that it is the first baby of Maharashtra who weighs 5 kgs and the height of the baby is 2 feet

A baby weighing 5 kgs born in KolhapurA woman from Kolhapur gave birth to a baby weighing 5 kg. Yes … you will be shocked if you hear this but it’s true. On 20th September, at the Janani Hospital in Kolhapur, Sampada Joshi (name changed) gave birth to the baby. The hospital claims that it is the first baby in Maharashtra who […]

One kiss can be harmful for your baby

Wow! The baby is so cute! Can I touch him, play with him or kiss him? Are some common questions we ask, when we meet a new born. Sometimes, the elderly people of the family stop us from touching or kissing the baby. Well! There is a strong reason behind it

One kiss can be harmful for your babyOften, we kiss the babies and tend to forget that they might develop infections.  To top it all, the baby can also fall sick. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rohit Narvekar, paediatrician said, “After deliver, if the mother has infection and if she kisses the baby. There are high changes that the baby can […]

Good News: A woman delivers child in a private cab en-route to Kamla Nehru Hospital on Monday

Private cab rides can often be very delightful and comforting but, for this expecting mother it proved to be a boon as she delivered a baby in the cab, on her way to the hospital

Good News: A woman delivers child in a private cab en-route to Kamla Nehru Hospital on MondayIt was a busy Monday morning with usual blues when a private cab driver experienced a different driving event. At about 8 am, the driver Yashwant Galande reached to pick up the customer who turned out to be an anxious expecting mother, and her family member. “After realizing, the customer is due to deliver a baby […]

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfully

Doctors at Ruby Hall clinic, Wanowrie, Dr Shilpa Kulkarni said that she was in critical condition when brought to hospital. In such cases, managing the patient’s nutrition and blood pressure requirement is a challenging task

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfullyA pregnant woman from Pune put up a brave fight against swine flu and beat all odds to give birth to a baby girl at Ruby Hall clinic in Wanowrie. Shilpa Nimbalkar, a 23-year-old lady, was eight months pregnant when she came in with the complaints of fever and itching in her throat, to Ruby […]

Baby with rare congenital complications survives complicated surgery

The child’s case is a very rare one, say paediatricians. The infant was brought to Hinduja hospital congenital deformities.  The child was brought to the hospital after a local hospital approached the Hinduja Hospital’s Rural Health Programme medical staff for the child’s condition for free treatment and is discharged today

Baby with rare congenital complications survives complicated surgeryEven before Laadki Ubersaada could see her infant only after two days since his birth, the doctors at the Primary Health Centre (PHC) informed the parents that their kid was having a major respiratory trouble. Laadki ka ladka, as the kid is fondly referred to in the hospital, was shifted  to P.D. Hinduja Hospital located […]