Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]

Mumbai local: Woman delivers a baby girl

26-year-old Salma Shaikh was travelling by train to KEM Hospital for her delivery. Bu, on the way she started getting labour pain. With the help from one rupee clinic she delivered a baby girl in the train. Currently, the services of these clinics are available at various stations like Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vashi, Wadala Road and Mulund. The patients taking treatment there only have to pay ‘One Rupee’

Mumbai local: Woman delivers a baby girlOn Monday night around 10:15 pm an unusual scene played out in the local train. 26-year-old Salma Shaikh was travelling to KEM Hospital for her delivery. The train reached Dadar and suddenly the woman started getting labour pain. The station master immediately called up ‘One Rupee Clinic’s’ on duty doctor Prajvalit Sonkamble who delivered the baby […]

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 […]

Baby boy of barely 24 weeks, weighing 520 grams miraculously survives

Meet Rajasthan’s youngest premature baby, who barely weighs 520 grams, remarkably survives overcoming his fragile condition. Even though fate had other plans for this baby, it seems like his destiny overcame fate. The child put up a brilliant fight given his condition and has successfully recovered now. Doctors claim that this baby is the youngest premature baby in Rajasthan

Baby boy of barely 24 weeks, weighing 520 grams miraculously survives  Maya premature infant’s tale of survival is an extraordinary one. The micro preemie, who was born prematurely at just 24 weeks of gestation (five and half months) and weighed only 520 grams , fought for three-and-half months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital , Udaipur , the […]

NDRF team helps woman deliver baby in boat in flood-hit Bihar

Harjana Khatun delivered a baby girl in the midst of flood assisted by rescue officials. The mother and baby are now recuperating at a primary healthcare centre

NDRF team helps woman deliver baby in boat in flood-hit BiharThe National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) believes in the motto – Saving Lives and Beyond and this is what one of their teams did during rescue efforts in Bihar. As they managed the crisis in the flood-hit state, a rescue team helped a woman deliver her baby on a boat at Benipatti block, in Madhubani […]

Postpartum psychosis uncommon, but its triggers are not: Doctors

City doctors are coming across an unheard, but definitely, uncommon condition called postpartum psychosis. Psychosis patients may show symptoms such as discomfort with oneself, unaffectionate behaviour towards one’s newborn child, doubts about one’s own children etc. Doctors say the patients may also feel hallucinated during the condition and has observed a significant rise in the number of such cases

Postpartum psychosis uncommon, but its triggers are not: DoctorsDiscomfort with oneself, unaffectionate behaviour towards one’s newborn, doubts about one’s own children are not just signs of postpartum blues, but could be the symptoms of postpartum psychosis. An unheard, but definitely, uncommon condition in the city seems to be a frequent phenomenon for the doctors. Though it is not a common condition, but the […]

Superwoman: Kentucky doctor in mid-labour pauses to deliver another woman’s baby

Amanda Hess, an obstetrician-gynaecologist from Kentucky, checked into the Frankfort Regional Medical Centre as a patient last week, she was wearing a hospital gown and was moments away from induced labour when she heard a woman in another room wailing in pain. Hess jumped into action delaying giving birth to her own child even though she was in labour herself to help the other woman

Superwoman: Kentucky doctor in mid-labour pauses to deliver another woman’s babyDoctors are known to be dedicated to their profession which involves healing and helping people. A doctor from the United States recently proved that she isn’t just a good doctor but also a great human being. Dr Amanda Hess, a Kentucky based obstetrician-gynaecologist, who was in the hospital preparing to give birth put her own […]

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad to compensate women for opting institutional deliveries

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad's health department has decided to give an extra compensation of Rs 2,300 apart from Rs 700 which pregnant women get from the central government. This initiative aims at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rate and to achieve 100 per cent institutional deliveries

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad to compensate women for opting institutional deliveriesIn a bid to tackle maternal and neonatal mortality and to achieve 100 per cent institutional deliveries, Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad’s (ZP) health department has decided to go one step ahead of the central government’s Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). The beneficiaries of JSY would now onwards get an extra compensation of Rs 2,300 apart from Rs […]

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in Mumbai

The One rupee Clinic has proven its necessity in crowded places. About two months ago, an initiative was started, ‘One Rupee Clinic’ wherein doctors voluntarily give medical treatment for a rupee in select railway stations. Currently, the services of these clinics are available at various stations like Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vashi, Wadala Road and Mulund

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in MumbaiOn Tuesday afternoon around 2:00 pm when Ghatkopar station was sparsely crowded an unusual scene played out. Gudiya Mohammad Ibrar Shaikh was travelling from Titwala to Dadar to get admitted for delivery when she experienced labour pain at Ghatkopar Station. Unable to bear the pain, Shaikh got down from the train with her husband where […]

C-section controversy: Doctors term Maneka Gandhi’s demand to display caesarean rates ‘unfair’

Reactions come after Ministry of Women and Child Development wrote to Union Health Ministry to make it mandatory for hospitals to display rate of caesarean. The move came after petition on change.org with 1.3 lakh signatures was submitted to Union Minister Maneka Gandhi

C-section controversy: Doctors term Maneka Gandhi’s demand to display caesarean rates ‘unfair’The caesarean section (C-section) versus normal delivery debate has made a comeback after Ministry of Women and Child Development wrote to Union Health Ministry to make it mandatory for hospitals to display their rate of caesarean. The move came after a petition on change.org, which had received 1.3 lakh signatures, was submitted to Union Minister Maneka […]