Pune: 52-year-old mother gives birth to triplets via IVF treatment

A 52-year-old woman, Sunita Kadam (name changed) from Pune has become first woman in India to give birth to triplets conceived through IVF at Pune’s Saishree Hospital

Pune: 52-year-old mother gives birth to triplets via IVF treatmentThe two out of the three are boys. Well in this case, two kids were born healthy while the third one was weak, and was kept in NICU. It was not an easy journey to parenthood for Mr and Mrs Kadam, as they tried to conceive through IVF in Hyderabad and Pune Hospitals before. Even […]

Are fathers misusing their paternity leaves?

While all the big corporate companies have recently started generously giving paternity leaves for men, are they really using it for their duty of childcare?

Are fathers misusing their paternity leaves?Gynaecologists from the city say the answer is no. For these new fathers these leaves are also for vacation, to get done their pending work and to while away time with their friends. “I delivered my baby last week. My husband works in Siemens, Pune. He has two weeks of paternity leave. But he has […]

Taking naps during pregnancy tied to healthy birth weight  

Pregnant women who nap regularly may reduce their baby’s risk of low birth weight, according to a recent study from China. Low birth weight, defined as less than 5.5 pounds (2,500 grams), is associated with adverse health outcomes in childhood and adulthood, including respiratory illnesses, diabetes and hypertension

Taking naps during pregnancy tied to healthy birth weight  “Low birth weight is one of the feared outcomes of pregnancy, and novel insight into risk factors is welcome,” said Dr Ghada Bourjeily, a sleep researcher at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, who wasn’t involved in the study. “Sleep, its quality, and duration are emerging as risk factors for various […]

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects, warns study

More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests

Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects, warns studyThe study is preliminary, and the potential impact of climate change on congenital heart disease is far from clear, the researchers say. But earlier work has suggested that expectant mothers, who are exposed to extreme heat in the spring or summer, particularly in early pregnancy, are more likely to deliver babies with heart defects. “Early […]

Pune: Know why trend of confused pregnancies are on the rise in metros

The gynecologists are witnessing a trend where many pregnant women continue their pregnancy with confusion on whether they want to be a mother or not

Pune: Know why trend of confused pregnancies are on the rise in metrosWe have always been thinking of pregnancies either to be planned or not. The gynecologists are witnessing a trend, where many women continue their pregnancy with confusion on whether they want to be a mother or not. Many doctors from Pune have said that while counselling about pregnancy, they have found many women, who want […]

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 […]

Pregnant women face greater risk of having haemorrhagic stroke

Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) at the International Stroke Conference 2019

Pregnant women face greater risk of having haemorrhagic strokeA study led by senior author Farhaan Vahidy, PhD, MBBS, MPH, found that pregnant women and those who recently gave birth were three to 10 times more likely to suffer intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH), which occurs when a blood vessel inside the brain bursts and spills blood into or around the brain. Vahidy is an associate […]

Pune: Timely diagnosis helps Pune docs save pregnant woman’s baby  

Doctors from Pune, Maharashtra have successfully saved the life of a baby via Intra Uterine Blood Transfusion (IUBT) procedure. The procedure is performed to replace the foetal red blood cells which are destroyed by the mother’s immune system

Pune: Timely diagnosis helps Pune docs save pregnant woman’s baby  It was a timely diagnosis by the doctors which helped them to identify the condition, through which they managed to save the babies life. Timely diagnosis plays a vital role in the management of the disease or medical treatment. Timely diagnosis in pregnancy essential.  And none other than Seema Dorge, a middle-aged woman from Shirur tehsil Pune, Maharashtra can […]

Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds study

Infertility has long been linked to an increased risk of premature deliveries and underweight babies, and the current study offers fresh evidence of this

Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds studyWomen are more likely to have preemies when they use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF), but a new study comparing outcomes for these babies to siblings conceived naturally suggests that other factors may be the cause of these early arrivals. Compared to babies conceived naturally, infants born after women used assistive reproductive technology […]

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says study

The study suggests that exposure to rotating night and day shifts, even if only in early pregnancy, may adversely affect maternal metabolic and pregnancy outcomes

Working shifts can raise risk of reduce foetal growth and prolonged pregnancies, says studyNew research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced foetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased […]
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