Unfolding the phobias new mothers face while breastfeeding

There are various factors that cause a mother to be hesitant while beginning the latching process and it is understandable. These fears can make it harder; however, even though breastfeeding is not an easy feat to begin with, fears can be overcomed

Unfolding the phobias new mothers face while breastfeedingWe are all aware that breastfeeding is essential for the benefit of both, mother and the child. Breast milk acts as a source of nutrition for the newborn and is equally advantageous for the mother, as studies show that mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop postpartum depression or stress. However, this does not […]

Another woman to terminate pregnancy after getting a ‘nod’ by the HC

The Bombay High Court on Monday provided relief to a 28-year-old woman after it allowed her to terminate her 25-week-old foetus.The Mumbaikar had approached the High Court after prenatal tests showed that her unborn child was suffering from neurological and skeletal abnormalities that were incompatible to its life

Another woman to terminate pregnancy after getting a ‘nod’ by the HCIn yet another case, a woman found out that her foetus had abnormalities after she crossed the 20-week deadline. Since in India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, she approached the Court on November 3 with the plea to allow […]

Miracle: Alibaug doctors save premature baby weighing 520 grams

The team of doctors at a civil hospital in Alibaug, managed to save a 26 weeks born baby boy, who weighed 745 grams, at the time of birth. What is worth crediting is that they did this without a ventilator. The baby was hospitalised for 68 days.The doctors managed the case well and it showed that under any circumstances doctors and relatives should not give up hope. The baby weighed 1.4 kg at the time of discharge

Miracle: Alibaug doctors save premature baby weighing 520 gramsA civil hospital in Alibaug, which did not have the facility of a ventilator, managed to save a 26 weeks baby boy, who weighed  around 520 gram. The baby stayed for 68 days in this rural hospital and was discharged with a weight of 1.4 kg. The baby, who weighed 745 grams, at the time […]

Conjoined twins: A baby with two heads born in Beed  

An emergency C-Section was successfully performed by the team of doctors who had the daunting task of saving the foetus and the mother. The twins have two heads and share one heart, two lungs and kidneys. The newborn, who weighed 3.7 kg at birth, has now been kept in the NICU. Their feedings have been carried out through IVs. The delivery took place at Swami Ramanand Tirth Rural (SRTR) Govt Medical College Ambejogai, Beed district

Conjoined twins: A baby with two heads born in Beed  On Sunday evening, a woman gave birth to conjoined twins at the Swami Ramanand Tirth Rural (SRTR) Govt Medical College Ambejogai, Beed district. An emergency C-Section was successfully performed by the team of doctors who had to save the foetus and the mother. The twins have two heads and share one heart, two lungs and kidneys. […]

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant women

The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Apart from lowering the maternal deaths, the project will also aim to lower the deliveries undertaken in private hospitals by improving the public healthcare facilities in the state

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant womenIn order to zero in on maternal deaths and infant mortality in Junnar and Purandar talukas of Pune district, the Pune Zilla Parishad’s health department has started a unique pilot project. The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Under […]

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothers

While we are all aware that osteoporosis is most common in older people, there has been a considerable rise in the number of younger people being affected by it, including premenopausal women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The term ‘premenopausal’ refers to women who are still having regular menstrual periods and have not yet reached menopause, says Dr AbhijitKale, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, S.L Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate Hospital

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothersOsteoporosis is bone loss that is serious enough to result in fragile bones, increasing the risk of fracture by multifold. Younger women who tend to restrict what they eat in order to lose weight are at a higher risk of Osteoporosis and fractures. This also includes young mothers, since the baby growing in its mother’s […]

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s life

Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution during gestation had shorter caps on the ends of their chromosomes, according to the researchers, who suggest the findings offer a possible biological reason for health problems encountered by kids who live where smog and traffic exhaust is pervasive

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s lifePollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Paediatrics found. The length of telomeres, caps at the end of chromosomes, similar to shoelace tips, is considered a marker of biological ageing. Based on their results, […]

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancy

Recently, across India, a number of cases have surfaced where people are approaching the judicial authorities to terminate the over 20-week pregnancy of the women. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Doctors feel that there is a need to make amendments in the MTP Act

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancyA father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 26-week pregnancy. The high court, on October 10, had directed the KEM Hospital to form a medical board of expert doctors and examine the present health condition of the victim. The court had asked the board to […]

SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limit

In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. Meanwhile, on October 3, US House passed a legislation criminalising abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limitThree women who have crossed the 20-week abortion limit, are looking forward for October 6, when the Supreme Court will hear the plea to abort their unborn child suffering from life threatening abnormalities This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. In India, […]
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