‘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 […]

Pune-based NGO organises a unique letter writing competition

A Pune-based social organisation, ‘Samajbandh,’ has organised a unique letter writing competition. In which, an adult will write a letter to a teenager on the concept of puberty

Pune-based NGO organises a unique letter writing competitionSamajbandh – a Pune-based social organisation, working for health issues of tribal and rural people in Maharashtra, has organised a unique letter writing competition. Through this competition, any adult in Maharashtra will write a letter to any teenager on the concept of puberty. There are many stigmas attached to the concept of puberty. When a […]

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?

At times, many women use certain pills to delay their menstrual cycle. There can be many reasons to delay their periods, but mostly women do this so that they can participate in festivals, weddings or religious event. But, it is advisable for women to consult a doctor before considering taking these pills as they can have a negative effect

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?Women rely on menstrual cycle extended pills to delay the onset of their periods. They may use it to delay periods so that there can attend social gatherings. Even teenage girls resort to take this pill if they have to attend a picnic. But is it safe to manipulate the natural course of menstruation according […]

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problems

Women who started having periods at an early age are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems later in life, according to the study conducted by the researchers from The University of Western Australia

Women who start periods early are at a higher risk of developing heart problemsResearchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. More than 800 young women from the Western Australian Pregnancy […]

4 biological changes in women as they enter their early 30’s

For women, the decade of life past the age of 30 can bring both change and stability in career, personal life, and certainly health

4 biological changes in women as they enter their early 30’sBone mass begins to reduce gradually Aging leads to a natural decline in bone mass, which peaks during your 20s. The loss can put people at higher risk of osteoporosis, a condition where the bones become fragile and can break easily. Due to hormonal factors and smaller bones, women are generally more susceptible to it […]

Quick remedies for menstrual cramps

Medically, menstrual cramps are known as dysmenorrhea. These cramps usually occur in lower abdomen and sometimes the pain can be felt in the thigh or lower back area. Here are some remedies for menstrual cramps

Quick remedies for menstrual crampsIt’s that time of the month and you are not pleased, simply because of menstrual cramps. Women experience menstrual cramps in varying degrees. Medically, menstrual cramps are known as dysmenorrhea. These cramps usually occur in the lower abdomen and sometimes the pain can be felt in the thigh or lower back area. Here are some […]

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periods

About 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. But these natural tips can help get a good night’s sleep

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periodsAccording to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, about 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. At the start of your menstrual phase (when your period begins), there’s a decline in estrogen (and a slowing of your metabolism), and you […]

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s health

The most severe painful periods in women occur due to a condition called endometriosis. Though it is a benign condition, it can behave like a cancer. It spreads its tentacles from the ovaries to the pelvis and can go further to invade the bowel, the bladder, the uterus, scars in the abdomen wall and sometimes travels even beyond the pelvis and the abdomen into the chest

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s healthWhat is endometriosis? It is simply the invasion of the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) into spaces where endometrium is normally not found. It responds to the hormones in the body in a similar way as the endometrium responds. Every month, the endometrium within the uterus grows thicker in response to the rising hormones […]

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’

In order to promote menstrual hygiene and make sanitary napkins accessible for women, Ujjwala Devre, a sarpanch of a village named Karanjad in Nashik, inaugurated a sanitary napkin vending machine. Owing to which, adolescent’s girls and women will now be able to get sanitary pads at an affordable price

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 48% of those surveyed in rural India used sanitary napkins during their menstrual cycle 78% of women use sanitary pads in urban parts of the country 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. […]

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual cramps

About three out of four women experience menstrual pains, and every one out of 10 women experiences severe cramps

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual crampsAs women, we all know it, dread it, and are sometimes even thankful that we get it — I’m talking about our monthly period. We all know the constant throbbing and cramping pains that come with it. According to the Mayo Clinic, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your period. Hormone-like substances, […]