Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy bill

Among the several suggestions given by the Parliamentary Standing Committee it includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex couples and single parents to benefit from surrogacy. The committee also noted that commercial surrogacy is an economic opportunity available to a surrogate mother and should not be looked down upon or dismissed in a paternalistic manner

Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy billDoctors’ fraternity welcomed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare’s suggestion for reforms related to the surrogacy bill. On Thursday, the committee noted several discrepancies in the draft of the Surrogacy Bill 2016 and suggested amendments in Rajya Sabha. Among the several suggestions given by the committee includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex […]

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrieval

Healthy sperm can be collected within 24 and 48 hours of a man’s death, and if frozen properly, has a 70 to 80 per cent chance of successful conception if used with a woman with normal fertility levels

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrievalA widow in New York City gave birth to a child two years after her husband passed away using sperm taken shortly after his death for in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Though it is controversial, this is not the first time that post-mortem sperm retrieval was used to conceive a child after the father’s death. In […]

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 […]

Transgender from Oregon gives birth to a boy

Reese, who was assigned the female gender at birth, posted a video in March explaining his decision to carry a baby as a transgender man. He had stopped taking testosterone to prepare for the pregnancy. Both Leo and Reese were in good health after the birth, the couple wrote on Facebook

Transgender from Oregon gives birth to a boyTrystan Reese, a transgender man living in Portland, Oregon, has given birth to a boy with his partner of seven years, Biff Chaplow. Their son, Leo Murray Chaplow, was born July 14. Leo is the couple’s first biological child, but they are no strangers to parenting: Reese and Chaplow adopted Chaplow’s niece and nephew in […]

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 […]

Mumbai reports 128 cases of hepatitis in July

Hepatitis A and E remains to be a life threating disease for pregnant women. According to a report released by the BMC's health department, 135 pregnant women lost their lives to due to the hepatitis A and E infection in last the three years

Mumbai reports 128 cases of hepatitis in JulyOn the eve of World Hepatitis Day which is marked on July 28, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) released the number of hepatitis cases reported in the city. There are 128 cases of hepatitis which were reported till in the month of July (until July 26). Speaking about the number of increasing cases of hepatitis, BMC’s […]

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 […]

Mental health problems in offspring linked to high-fat diet during pregnancy

The new findings suggest that diet is at least as important as genetic predisposition to neurodevelopmental disorders such as anxiety or depression

Mental health problems in offspring linked to high-fat diet during pregnancyA high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact on offspring behavior. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as […]

Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers child

Such a type of delivery is very rare and complicated say Mumbai gynaecologists. Jyoti Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. The normal range for hemoglobin is 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter for men and 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter for women. The baby was born with no health complications except being under-weight

Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers childJyoti Pardeshi was a full-term pregnant woman who was expecting her third child when she encountered a horrific medical emergency yesterday. On Tuesday, she was recommended to Nashik’s Bytco Medical Hospital from another hospital due to vaginal bleeding. In a rare case, Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. Even her platelet […]
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