Caesarean sections deliveries are on a rise globally, reveals Lancet study

The number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015, from 12 to 21 per cent of all births, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet journal

Caesarean sections deliveries are on a rise globally, reveals Lancet studyThe number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015, from 12 to 21 per cent of all births, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet journal. In 15 countries, more than 40% of births happen through this procedure. In 2015, use of C-section was ten […]

Being aware of foetal movement doesn’t prevent stillbirths, reveals study

Encouraging pregnant women to be aware of reduced foetal movement and to report it promptly to their doctors does not reduce stillbirth risk, new findings show

Being aware of foetal movement doesn’t prevent stillbirths, reveals study“We cannot rely on reduced foetal movement awareness as a strategy to reduce stillbirth,” said Dr Jane E. Norman of Queen’s Medical Research Institute in Edinburgh, the study’s first author. Stillbirth prevention programs often advise pregnant women to beware of reduced foetal movement, despite the lack of evidence that such monitoring reduces stillbirth risk. Norman’s […]

What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about it

Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth. It can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary is morbid fear of childbirth in a woman, who has no previous experience of pregnancy

What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about itChildbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, pain, their ability to give birth, losing control, and interactions with health professionals. Even women who […]

Here’s why dental care should not be ignored during pregnancy

Dental care has greatly progressed in India. The visit to the dentist gone from being pain-oriented to become prevention-oriented. However, there are certain areas in dental care which are as yet not considered as important as medical care by the population at large

Here’s why dental care should not be ignored during pregnancyThis article will discuss and focus on aspects of antenatal dental care for the mother. Compulsory dental check-up of women after confirmation of pregnancy Dental check-up of a woman should be done in the first trimester of her pregnancy. Hormonal changes may lead to swelling of gums called pregnancy gingivitis. They should brush their teeth […]

Consuming vitamin D during pregnancy tied to lower risk of underweight babies

Women who take vitamin D during pregnancy may be less likely to have underweight babies, according to a research review that also suggests these supplements may also be associated with a lower risk of foetal or infant mortality

Consuming vitamin D during pregnancy tied to lower risk of underweight babiesOverall, mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy were 28 per cent less likely to have underweight newborns or babies who died in the womb or during infancy, the study found. But prenatal vitamin D supplements only appeared to have these benefits when women took 2,000 International Units (IU) or less each day. This amount […]

Mumbai: Woman gives birth to a baby girl weighing 5 kgs

A woman from Colaba, Mumbai has given a birth to a baby girl weighing 5.3 kgs.  According to the doctors at Cama Hospital, Fort, the mother and the baby both are doing well

Mumbai: Woman gives birth to a baby girl weighing 5 kgsA 28-year-old woman from Colaba, Mumbai, has delivered a baby girl on September 28 at Cama Hospital. According to the doctors, the weight of the baby at the time of delivery was 5.3 kgs. Doctors delivered the baby with the help of the caesarean section. As a normal delivery in a case like this would […]

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopause

A new study suggests that women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and gestational diabetes may experience a greater burden of hot flashes during the menopause transition

Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopauseWhat occurs during pregnancy could have longer-term health effects than originally thought. Study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, 2018. It is estimated that among 60% to 80% of women experience hot flashes as part of menopause. Since hot flashes have been associated […]

Depression during pregnancy? Yes, it’s real! Know its causes and symptoms 

Depression during pregnancy is referred to as prenatal depression. According to the psychiatrist, cases of depression during pregnancy are rising day-by-day. Experts say, if not treated, it can prove to be fatal to the expectant mother and the developing foetus

Depression during pregnancy? Yes, it’s real! Know its causes and symptoms Have you ever heard about prenatal depression, or, have you ever experienced a low, lonely feeling during pregnancy? Even if you have not faced such a situation, many expectant mothers are facing this situation. According to the doctors, in India, around 15 to 20 pregnant women, per 100, are suffering from prenatal depression. Depression can […]

In a rare case, father passes on HIV to newborn son

While it is well-known that a mother can pass HIV to her child during pregnancy and childbirth, transmission from father to child is very rare

In a rare case, father passes on HIV to newborn sonAfter a 4-year-old boy in Portugal was diagnosed with HIV, the biggest question was how he got the infection. His mother, for example, didn’t have it (women with HIV can pass the virus to babies). An investigation revealed a surprising source: leaky blisters on the boy’s father’s skin. The new report, published Sept. 20 in […]

Choosing long-term birth control might be a wise health decision for new mothers

Increased use of LARC [long-acting reversible contraception] reduces unintended pregnancies, increases the spacing between pregnancies, and therefore reduces adverse birth outcomes for mom and baby

Choosing long-term birth control might be a wise health decision for new mothersAfter giving birth in a hospital, some women are taking immediate action before they go home in order to prevent another pregnancy. According to a study by the University of Michigan, published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the rate of IUDs or implants given to women right after childbirth increased from 1.86 per 10,000 deliveries in […]
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