Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her children

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha died during pregnancy from a stroke. Doctors saved her nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat. Hospital staff sung and talked to her bump to replicate a mother's love. Doctors said the babies had no hope of surviving after their mother's death. They were born as healthy premature babies

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her childrenA brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days – the longest time ever – before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after […]

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in Mumbai

The One rupee Clinic has proven its necessity in crowded places. About two months ago, an initiative was started, ‘One Rupee Clinic’ wherein doctors voluntarily give medical treatment for a rupee in select railway stations. Currently, the services of these clinics are available at various stations like Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vashi, Wadala Road and Mulund

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in MumbaiOn Tuesday afternoon around 2:00 pm when Ghatkopar station was sparsely crowded an unusual scene played out. Gudiya Mohammad Ibrar Shaikh was travelling from Titwala to Dadar to get admitted for delivery when she experienced labour pain at Ghatkopar Station. Unable to bear the pain, Shaikh got down from the train with her husband where […]

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterus

Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case for the first time. The patient is suffering from uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent.  Doctors say that the patient has developed blood clots in her uterine cavity as she did not get menses and added that it, if not operated, it could be fatal for the patient

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterusManasi (name changed), a teenager born with two unconnected uterus and without a cervix and vagina. She is born with a birth defect called – uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case […]

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctor

Children growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a UNICEF study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’. City-based doctors say that people should have trust on Government hospitals as they provide better healthcare services at affordable prices

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctorChildren growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’, which was released on Monday. Moreover, the study enumerates that most of these deaths could be prevented with low […]

Direct hospitals to declare number of caesarean deliveries: Activist to Maha CM

Mumbai-based activist, Subarna Ghosh, files petition to draw attention of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on rising number of caesarean deliveries in hospitals. She says clear guidelines are needed for conducting Caesarean deliveries to safeguard the health and rights of women and children. However, doctors say it is unfair to see rise in C-section delivery rate in isolation as every pregnancy is different from other as it involves various factors

Direct hospitals to declare number of caesarean deliveries: Activist to Maha CMA Mumbai activist now starts an online petition to get Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ attention on high number of caesarean deliveries in hospitals. Subarna Ghosh, a member of NGO Birth India, has last week filed an appeal on change.org requesting Fadnavis to make it mandatory for all hospitals to declare number of Caesarean deliveries. “Despite its […]

‘Sexual dysfunctions, a reason behind infertility’

Experts insist on getting semen examined through fertility labs instead of normal pathology labs. The concern of experts comes from the observation that many normal pathology labs fail to meet the WHO’s standards. While discussing about problems in conceiving a child, experts mentioned unconsummated marriage as one of the reasons

‘Sexual dysfunctions, a reason behind infertility’While discussing about problems faced by couples in conceiving a child, experts mentioned unconsummated marriage as one of the reasons. Usually, couples do not realise that penetration hasn’t happened and they mistake this problem as infertility. “When couples come to me with a problem in getting pregnant, in most cases the hymen is intact. The […]

Woman with two uterus delivers baby in Pune 

The birth defect of two uteri is very rarely seen with an occurrence rate of 0.1 to 0.5 per cent, and many among them go undiagnosed. Such case with this birth defect is very rare to get operated. Also, conception in this case is difficult. Retaining full term baby is also difficult, as it is half uterus in size. In such cases chances of abortion are more

Woman with two uterus delivers baby in Pune A woman, who was born with two uteri as well as two cervixes, delivered a child vaginally at Sassoon Hospital, Pune. The birth defect of two uteri is very rarely seen with an occurrence rate of 0.1 to 0.5 per cent, and many among them go undiagnosed. Suman (name changed) a 22 year old, was […]

Women too suffer from sexual disorders

Experts say that the relationship between men and women should be mutual and they should share their dilemmas like they share their life decisions. They feel that the spouses are good, but the communication between them is very poor

Women too suffer from sexual disorders  With men and women these days actively participate in everything and sharing their happiness as well as other decisions of the life, experts say that they should also openly communicate about their dilemmas too. “Nowadays, in many cases, relationship between spouses is extremely good, but the communication is very poor,” said Dr Saroj Gumaste, consultant […]

‘Sex is not a taboo, speak about it,’ say doctors

Aiming to create awareness about sex, the Indian Medical Association held its second SEXYCON — a conference to discuss issues like ‘Sex and the web world’, ‘male and female sexual dilemmas’ among others. Experts say early detection of dysfunction will always help with the problem, but a patient needs to talk freely about the problem with doctors

‘Sex is not a taboo, speak about it,’ say doctorsHaving sexual intercourse is a natural and normal function performed by a human body, yet it the least discussed subject. In India, exchanging views on sex is still a taboo, explains Professor Dr Deepak K Jumani, an assistant professor of Medicine at JJ Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College who also serves as Consultant […]

Make love during pregnancy, but understand your partner’s comfort

Most Indian couples do not discuss this doubt they have about having intercourse while a woman is pregnant. It may be because they are shy or consider speaking about it a taboo. They instead rely on myths and beliefs or lay literature. This further adds to confusion. In this column a doctor shares genuine advice about what can be done in such a situation

Make love during pregnancy, but understand your partner’s comfortSneha and Arun walked into my cabin. The couple was excited as they were expecting their the first baby. It was Sneha’s third month of pregnancy and her second visit to me. This time Arun’s mother was also accompanying the couple. The mother looked happy and watchful too. After the consultation we had a quick […]
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