Pune witnesses a trend of doctors charging normal delivery at par with C-sections

The trend becomes important when the percentage of caesarean deliveries in India is increasing. Doctors mention that both the procedures need a qualified skillset and both are challenging at different circumstances

Pune witnesses a trend of doctors charging normal delivery at par with C-sectionsGone will be the days when normal deliveries will be charged less than caesarean deliveries. These days’ doctors have started charging equal rates for both deliveries. When normal delivery needs more time and good medical judgement doctors see no need to charge less for normal deliveries. There have been allegations in the past, where patients […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals study

Pregnant women are more likely to have complications during labour and caesarean deliveries than during vaginal births, and a new study offers fresh evidence that older mothers are most at risk

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals studyRates of caesarean deliveries, or C-sections, have risen in the developed world to more than 20 per cent of births, even though the World Health Organization recommends this surgery only for the roughly 10 to 15 per cent of cases when the health of the mother or baby is in danger. While C-sections can be […]

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatment

Marisha Chaplin, 26, and Jon Hibbs, 29, who met while undergoing cancer treatment, had already had a daughter through IVF but could not afford a second round. A band of social media mums secretly raised £2,000 for the couple, despite never having met them

Crowdfunding: UK couple have baby after Facebook group funds IVF treatmentA couple who underwent IVF treatment paid for by friends from a Facebook group have had a baby girl. Marisha Chaplin gave birth to Isla on Saturday via Caesarean section. The new mother-of-two, from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, said she broke the news to members of the Facebook group as soon as she could. “I messaged them […]

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birth

A 30-year-old woman named Garima Shrivastava from Pune has given birth to a baby girl weighing an astounding 5.05 kgs at Motherhood Hospital in Kharadi

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birthOne of the heaviest babies in Pune was born by via Caesarean section. It is a rare case for Indian baby’s weight more than normal. Such large babies are known as Macrosomic babies. A normal baby weight is around 3 kgs at birth. Generally, having large babies is a family trait It was a complicated […]

Caesarean sections deliveries are on a rise globally, reveals Lancet study

The number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015, from 12 to 21 per cent of all births, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet journal

Caesarean sections deliveries are on a rise globally, reveals Lancet studyThe number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015, from 12 to 21 per cent of all births, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet journal. In 15 countries, more than 40% of births happen through this procedure. In 2015, use of C-section was ten […]

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’

Post-delivery to stop blood loss, the doctors remove the uteruses of women, who are suffering from ‘placenta praevia.’ However, a Mumbai gynaecologist, Dr Ashok Anand, has developed a procedure, which is done at the time of Caesarean section which can stop bleeding, as well as, save the uterus. He and his team has managed to save uteruses of 52 women with this technique

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’In the past two years, doctors from Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals have managed to save uterus of 52 pregnant women. According to the doctors, these women were suffering from placenta praevia, a condition when the placenta attaches inside the uterus, but near or under the cervical opening. The complications include dangerously low […]

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughter

When a Wisconsin couple went into hospital for the birth of their baby it was not just mum who had an eventful night, dad had to step up in a way he never imagined

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughterWisconsin couple Maxamillian and April Neubauer just welcomed a baby girl into their lives. When April was unable to breastfeed immediately after birth, Maxamillian stepped in to help, and images of the ‘breastfeeding’ dad have gone viral. April had an emergency C-section to deliver their daughter, Rosalia, in June. The new mother thought she would […]

Surgeons discover two surgical sponges left in woman’s abdomen for 6 years

Sometimes, a bloated stomach is just gas or the result of something you ate. But for one woman in Japan, her abdominal bloating turned out to be caused by two surgical sponges that were left in her body years earlier9

Surgeons discover two surgical sponges left in woman’s abdomen for 6 yearsTwo surgical sponges were left in a woman’s abdomen for at least six years, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine. The unidentified 42-year-old went to a primary care clinic in Japan, saying she had experienced bloating for three years, according to the report, published on Wednesday. A CT scan […]

WHO issues guidelines to curb C-sections

On Thursday, women in labour should be given more time to give birth and have fewer medical interventions, while participating more in decision-making, said World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO issues guidelines to curb C-sectionsWorldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years, practitioners have increased the use of interventions that were previously only used to avoid risks or treat complications, such as oxytocin infusion to speed up labour or caesarean […]
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