‘Extending medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks is need of the hour,’ says President of FOGSI

There is a strong demand among doctors to change the PCPNDT Act. FOGSI will be organising workshops across the country for doctors and educate them on PCPDNT Act. Doctors will be trained on how to stick to the law to ensure there is no violation

‘Extending medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks is need of the hour,’ says President of FOGSIThe 24-weeks extension for medical termination of pregnancy is need of the hour, says Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai who took over as president of the Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), the umbrella body of gynaecologists in India which has 34,000 members. In an exclusive interview with My Medical Mantra, Pai talks about several […]

If you are keen to get pregnant then cut out sugar from your drinks

A study found women who drank artificial sweeteners had poorer eggs and embryos. Sugar substitutes in hot drinks also resulted in deformities to the embryo

If you are keen to get pregnant then cut out sugar from your drinksDiet drinks may reduce a woman’s chance of getting pregnant during IVF, a study suggests. Would-be mothers, who opted for pop with artificial sweeteners, or put sugar substitutes in hot drinks, produced poorer eggs and embryos, researchers said. While it is widely believed taking artificial sweeteners is healthier than taking sugar, both options raised the […]

Month-long trauma ends for Mumbai woman as KEM doctors successfully abort her 24-week abnormal foetus

The woman had approached SC to seek permission to abort her 24-weeks-old unborn after a routine sonography test revealed that the foetus has a serious developmental defect called anencephaly- absence of brain 

Month-long trauma ends for Mumbai woman as KEM doctors successfully abort her 24-week abnormal foetusThe Mumbai woman, who fought a legal battle in Supreme Court (SC) to abort her abnormal foetus, went through abortion in the wee hours of Friday. Dr Avinash Supe, dean KEM Hospital said the abortion procedure was initiated and she aborted the child at 3.30 am. “She is stable and under observation. We are most likely […]

Three types of depression women are likely to suffer after delivery

A point to be noted is that these disorders are more common in subsequent pregnancies. So you need to be vigilant when she is pregnant the next time

Three types of depression women are likely to suffer after deliveryDo you’ll remember the movie “Abhimaan” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bahaduri? Just try to recollect the condition of Jaya Bahaduri in that movie. After her so called abortion she starts remaining aloof, doesn’t talk much, and has disturbed sleep and also avoids social interaction. This condition comes under a category of disorders called post-partum […]

SC gives permission to abort 24-week-old foetus of Mumbai woman

The woman was forced to approach SC last week to seek permission to abort her unborn after a routine sonography test revealed that foetus has a serious developmental defect called anencephaly – absence of brain

SC gives permission to abort 24-week-old foetus of Mumbai woman“Weeks of mental agony has come to an end. I hope my case will now benefit other couples and they do not have to go through the trauma like us,” said a relieved Santosh Pal, after the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday gave permission to his wife to abort her 24-week foetus. The couple was […]

Ray of hope for traumatised Mumbai couple as KEM doctors inform SC they favour abortion

A month ago multiple sonography done on Santosh Pal's wife had shown that the unborn child has serious developmental defect called anencephaly – absence of brain – which is incompatible to life. The child will not survive even a day after it is born

Ray of hope for traumatised Mumbai couple as KEM doctors inform SC they favour abortionThe anxious wait for traumatised Mumbai couple got stretched a bit more on Friday, when government lawyer asked for time till Monday from the Supreme Court (SC) to study the report submitted by the KEM doctors. However, there was a ray of hope, when the apex court judge said that the KEM doctors in their […]

US FDA warns against using anaesthesia for pregnant women

Upset that the warning about pregnant women was based solely on animal studies, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, or ACOG, shot back its objection

US FDA warns against using anaesthesia for pregnant womenRepeated or lengthy use of general anaesthetic and sedation drugs in infants, toddlers and pregnant women in their third trimester might damage children’s developing brains, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this month. Upset that the warning about pregnant women was based solely on animal studies, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, or […]

New guidelines urge doctors to wait for a minute before cutting a baby’s umbilical cord

The short increase in time could mean a lot, because “much of the placental blood transfers in that first minute — and there's increasing evidence that it has some health benefits"

New guidelines urge doctors to wait for a minute before cutting a baby’s umbilical cordCutting the cord is a tradition for parents right after they deliver their baby, but holding off a little may be better for the infant. According to an Associated Press report, waiting a minute could give the baby an extra rush of oxygen-rich blood, so new recommendations for obstetricians in the U.S. call for waiting […]

Start to end process of egg donation

This fertility treatment is generally given to women who cannot use their own eggs for various reasons, such as ovarian failure, to avoid genetic defects, or advanced age. Here is detailed explanation of the process

Start to end process of egg donationEgg donation is a process where an egg, or oocyte, is removed from a fertile woman and donated to another woman in order to help her conceive. It is a part of assisted reproductive technology, or ART. Donated eggs are typically fertilized in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are then transferred into the recipient’s uterus […]

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in China

The team comprising obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians, midwives and nurses, spent two hours assisting the woman. This is the second time she has become a mother

140kg woman delivers baby with help from 16-member medical team in ChinaOn Tuesday afternoon (Dec 13) at the delivery room of Hunan Provincial People’s Hospital in Changsha, came a touching moment: A pregnant woman with unusual weight successfully delivered a baby with the help of 16 medical staff members. The woman, who weighed 140kg with the baby, suffers from several diseases, including pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, pulmonary […]