Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby

How much sleep mothers get when they are pregnant can impact on the health of their growing baby, according to a new scoping study conducted by the University of South Australia

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing babyAssessing outcomes relating to birth weight, foetal growth, pre-term delivery and stillbirth, researchers identified four key aspects of maternal sleep that may contribute to poor foetal outcomes. Lead researcher, UniSA’s Associate Professor Jane Warland, says the research gives expectant mothers and clinicians important insights into sleep and healthy pregnancies. “This study looks into relatively un-navigated […]

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergies

The study's findings are consistent with new dietary recommendations for pregnant and nursing mothers. Previous research had not been conclusive, with some studies indicating a protective role for breastmilk, and others suggesting that children could become allergic to foods they encountered through their mother's diet

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergiesResearch published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine today indicates that a mother’s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies. Conducted by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the study offers an explanation for how breastfeeding can promote tolerance to the foods that most often cause allergies. The study received support […]

Breastfeeding awareness: Udaipur hospital makes a video

Breastfeeding is known to be the best way that a mother can use in order to protect one’s child from any infections or ailments. All in all, ‘Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development,’ describes World Health Organization (WHO). In order to raise awareness on the breastfeeding, Jivanta Children’s Hospital in Udaipur has made a video which highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for both, mother and child

Breastfeeding awareness: Udaipur hospital makes a videoBreastfeeding is best for your baby, as the breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants and it’s good for your health, too. In August 2017, Bollywood actor Lisa Haydon posted a picture of her breastfeeding her infant son on Instagram, and captioned it with a hard-hitting message- “I’ve gotten loads of posts asking about life after having my son… esp. to […]

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birth

In a reply given in the Lok Sabha, the union government stated, in 2015-16, 41.6 per cent of children under the age if three have received breastfeeding in the first hour.  Whereas, 57.5 babies in Maharashtra received breast milk from their mother in the first hour. According to lactation experts, the percentage of breastfeeding should be 100 per cent

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birthMother’s milk is the first right of a new born baby. It works as an antibiotic for the baby and breastfeeding is important for the infant’s growth. According to the World Health Organization, the baby needs to be breastfeed in the first hour after the birth. However, babies do not receive breastmilk due to lack […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Son motivates his 94-year-old mother to undergo hip replacement surgery

Considering her advanced age the doctor treating the elderly patient suggested a hip replacement for her fractured hip by using the technique of non-cemented implant. The surgery was successfully performed two weeks ago and the 94 year-old woman is able to walk with a walker

Son motivates his 94-year-old mother to undergo hip replacement surgeryWhen Kamal Deore, a 94-year-old Pune resident fell at her home few days ago and fractured her hip, her son Dileep wondered if his mother would ever walk again. The accident had left 94-year-old patient bedridden and in excruciating pain. In spite of her advanced age, the son wanted to see his mother get back […]

Revealed: Embryo communicates with mother’s womb

A team of researchers have uncovered how an embryo gets implanted in the womb. It also gives insights on early life events that take place inside the mother's womb. Also, through this research, an attempt has being made to decode the reasons behind the failure of IVF

Revealed: Embryo communicates with mother’s wombReproduction is the biological process by which new individual organisms (offspring) are produced from their parents. And the pregnancy process begins, after the fertilisation of an egg by a sperm. But do you know how this embryo finds a place in the mother’s womb? It is an important part of the pregnancy process, as the embryo has to find a […]

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

During her prenatal checkups, Sebastian was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect, in which the two main arteries of the heart are reversed. His case was especially complex because the interior walls of his heart were sealed shut, so that blood couldn't flow between the chambers to pick up oxygen

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birthKristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was “the most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.” “They always prepped us for a blue baby,” she said. “They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen.” But when Sebastian arrived at Mount […]