Babies born to obese mothers are more likely to face complications, finds study

Babies born to obese mothers are more likely to face complications, finds studyPregnant women who are obese or overweight are at an increased risk of complications, such as needing caesarean sections, developing gestational diabetes, and even the dangerous high blood pressure known as preeclampsia. Obesity may be as important (as) hypertension and diabetes as a modifiable risk factor to improve birth outcomes, the study authors wrote in […]

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 […]

What you eat while pregnant may affect your baby’s gut

A mother’s diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her baby’s gut microbiome and the effect may vary by delivery mode, according to study published in the open access journal Microbiome

What you eat while pregnant may affect your baby’s gutSara Lundgren, lead author of the study said, “Our study demonstrates an association of a readily modifiable factor, maternal diet, with the infant gut microbiome. This knowledge may be key for developing evidence-based dietary recommendations for pregnant and lactating women.” Lundgren and colleagues at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical Center, USA found that the gut microbiome in infants […]

‘Demographic, socio-economic and institutional factors determine the rate of caesarean delivery’

Although the WHO considered the ideal rate of Caesarean sections to be between 10% and 15%, we are now witnessing a global and a regional rise in the trend of Lower segment Caesarean section (LSCS) not only across the state and nation but also across the world

‘Demographic, socio-economic and institutional factors determine the rate of caesarean delivery’Latin America and the Caribbean which had the highest C-section rate in 1990 (22.8%) is also the region with the largest rate in 2014 and the largest absolute increase in the Caesarean section (CS) rate (19.4 points). The region with the second largest absolute increase was Asia going from a CS rate of 4.4% in […]

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all odds

The baby, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is recovering after undergoing three operations which allowed her heart to be put back inside her body. She is believed to be first baby in UK to survive with the extremely rare condition

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all oddsVanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by caesarean section. She has had three operations to place her heart back in her chest. The condition, ectopia cordis, is extremely rare, with only a few cases per million births, of which most are stillborn. The hospital says it knows of no […]

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her children

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha died during pregnancy from a stroke. Doctors saved her nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat. Hospital staff sung and talked to her bump to replicate a mother's love. Doctors said the babies had no hope of surviving after their mother's death. They were born as healthy premature babies

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her childrenA brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days – the longest time ever – before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after […]