Doctor treats foetal abnormality in mothers’s womb, saves life 

Nita Parekh (name changed) was a jovial 6-months-pregnant woman who came for her routine check-up to a city clinic. During the check-up she was told that her foetus seemed to have an abnormally high heartbeat. It was about 220/ minute. By giving medicine to the pregnant lady, the foetus was brought back to normalcy

Doctor treats foetal abnormality in mothers’s womb, saves life Nita Parekh waited for her turn patiently at Fortis Hospital, Mulund for her routine pregnancy check-up in September. A foetal echo was done as a part of the check-up. Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of the pregnancy. The technology screens the heart of the foetus very […]

Health ministry launches ‘Safe Delivery’ App to reduce mother-child mortality rate

The app is expected to improve the quality of care that is being provided to the pregnant mother in the labour room and maternity operation theatres, thereby preventing the undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth

Health ministry launches ‘Safe Delivery’ App to reduce mother-child mortality rateThe Union Health Minister, JP Nadda today launched ‘LaQshya’ (Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative), a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral areas, and also released the Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units (HDUs) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs). There is enough evidence that supports […]

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rate

The state government will implement ‘Prime Minister's Mantru Vandana Yojana’, which has been launched by the central government to reduce the number of maternal and infant mortality rate. Under this scheme, financial support will be provided to pregnant and lactating mothers. This financial assistance will be given to women in three stages of pregnancy and after delivery

Maha govt to implement ‘Pantapradhan Matru vandana Yojana’ to curb infant-mother mortality rateIn India, many pregnant women from economically weaker sections of the society live below the poverty line. In order to earn their daily wage, they have to work during the course of their pregnancy. And after the delivery, even when they are not physically capable, many of them resume work immediately as there is no […]

‘Being active with baby bump is fine, but consult a doctor’

Taking up a completely new thing during the pregnancy is not very advisable. Athletes are used to their training and practicing. Though they continue their routine with proper consultation of a doctor, with no complications in pregnancy is fine. But starting a new activity can prove to be risky, say experts

‘Being active with baby bump is fine, but consult a doctor’At one point of time, pregnancy and work were like two different pedals for a woman’s life, but not anymore. With celebrities and athletes working throughout their pregnancy, My Medical Mantra looks at how it is now a trend among women.  Most doctors agree that each pregnancy is different and there can’t be any particular […]

Mumbai: Minor girl to approach Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy

Yet again, a 13-year-old rape survivor has approached a city doctor to seeking help with termination of A 24 week’s pregnancy.  In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Mumbai: Minor girl to approach Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy“Once again helping out a 13-year-old rape survivor with 24 weeks pregnancy for termination of pregnancy,” read a Facebook post by Dr Nikhil Datar, medical director and gynaecologist at Cloudnine hospital on Thursday evening. The doctor has so far helped more than 15 women to approach the Supreme Court with a similar plea to terminate […]

Mental health problems in offspring linked to high-fat diet during pregnancy

The new findings suggest that diet is at least as important as genetic predisposition to neurodevelopmental disorders such as anxiety or depression

Mental health problems in offspring linked to high-fat diet during pregnancyA high-fat diet not only creates health problems for expectant mothers, but new research in an animal model suggests it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact on offspring behavior. The new study links an unhealthy diet during pregnancy to mental health disorders such as […]

Women: Here’s why passive smoking is injurious to your health

Being exposed to second-hand smoke affects an adult’s heart and blood vessels directly. Adult non-smokers, who live with smokers, are at about 25 per cent more risk of developing a heart disease. Smoking can also affects the foetus which can be dangerous, as it may lead to foetal growth retardation

Women: Here’s why passive smoking is injurious to your healthWomen are catching up with men in every field and even surpassing them in some. Today, women have outperformed men in many fields and one of them is the consumption of tobacco. According to various studies, India now has around 12.1 million women smokers and lags behind the United States in this segment. While the […]

Schizophrenia begins in the womb, study suggests

Researchers say new findings open the door to new schizophrenia treatments. For example, a drug could be administered to expectant mothers, whose offspring has a high risk of developing schizophrenia

Schizophrenia begins in the womb, study suggestsBy transforming skin cells from patients with schizophrenia into neuronal progenitor cells – cells that form neurons in early development – researchers identified an abnormal gene pathway called nuclear FGFR1 (nFGFR1) that impairs early brain development. Senior study author Michal K. Stachowiak, Ph.D., of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University […]

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism 

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation more likely to have a child with autistic traits by age six

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism A study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism. The study found pregnant women with […]