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 […]

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 […]

Pune doctors successfully deliver child of woman with uterus rupture

During the C-section delivery, the doctors observed more reddish appearing blood around the uterus. The doctor’s observation revealed that her uterus was ruptured from behind. After the baby was delivered the ten centimeter tear on the backside of her uterus was then stitched by the doctor, thereby saving Rupali’s uterus

Pune doctors successfully deliver child of woman with uterus ruptureTimely intervention by the doctors at Sassoon general hospital has helped a 20-year-old woman to save the life of her newly born baby. A full term pregnant Rupali Gaikwad had developed a 10 centimeter tear in the backside (rear) of her uterine wall when she underwent labour. This condition might have been fatal for Rupali […]

After heart surgery woman delivers baby

The pregnant woman who was operated in Pune's Sassoon Hospital, suffered from severe narrowing of heart which is known as ‘aortic stenosis’. And after the heart surgery, woman successfully delivered a baby girl. Now, mother and daughter, both are hale and hearty

After heart surgery woman delivers babyA 23-week pregnant Nikita Jadhav had come all the way from a small village in Latur to the Sassoon hospital in Pune, when she developed difficulty in breathing. She remained in Sassoon under doctor’s observation for three months and left Pune with a smile on her face after she had a successful normal delivery in […]

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections

The increase in numbers of C-section deliveries had raised many eyebrows. The WHO has suggested that only 10 to 15 per cent of the total deliveries should be through a C-section.  Tamil Nadu reported a figure of 34 per cent and Telangana 54 per cent. To curb unwarranted C-sections government has directed all hospitals which fall under Central Government Health Scheme to declare C-section deliveries

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections  In a bid to curb unwarranted C-section deliveries, the central government has taken up a series of measures to control this rising trend. Earlier, private hospitals that are a part of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) were asked to declare the rate of C-section deliveries which take place. Now, the Federation of Obstetric […]

Family planning cannot be imposed in India, say doctors

According to WHO, 214 million women worldwide lack access to family planning, while doctor’s in India inform that women have access to family planning

Family planning cannot be imposed in India, say doctorsFamily planning is the planning of every individual and couples in their life to decide and attain their desired number to have children and the spacing and timing of their births. And doctors say that family planning is couples decision and cannot be imposed on anyone. “There is a family welfare department of MCGM (Municipal Corporation […]
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