Effects of postpartum depression can last for years and impact kids’ behaviour

The study revealed women who had severe but not persistent depression were about twice as likely to have kids with behaviour problems as compared to women without depression symptoms

Effects of postpartum depression can last for years and impact kids’ behaviourWomen whose postpartum depression lasts for several months are at heightened risk of having depression that lingers for years and it may affect their children, showing up as behaviour problems and increased depression risk in the teenage years, a UK study suggests. The majority of the nearly 10,000 mothers who participated in the research did […]

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Using MRI, scientists have been able to show that the brains of women who have undergone a first pregnancy present significant reductions in grey matter in regions associated with social cognition

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhoodPregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]

Pune: Woman suffering from schizophrenia successfully delivers a baby

In the last week, a 36-year-old woman, married for 12 years, with a known case of paranoid schizophrenia for the last 20 years, delivered a baby at the Sassoon General Hospital, Pune

Pune: Woman suffering from schizophrenia successfully delivers a babyNeha Sane (name changed), 36-year-old, has successfully delivered a baby even after suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, diabetes, fibroid. She was admitted in Pune’s Sassoon General Hospital. The brave lady overcame all the obstacles and battled it with a never-say-die spirit. In October 2017, Neha was admitted in the hospital due to psychological disorder. As per […]

‘Marzi’ helpline launched for unwed mothers

The number of unwed mothers is going up owing to the lack of education and social and family reasons. In such circumstances, it becomes imperative for the girls to opt for abortion. Due to the loopholes in the abortion law, the girls at a young age shoulder the responsibility of motherhood. For which, Beed district's Jagar Pratishthan and Pune’s SAMYAK NGO’s have joined hands and started a helpline ‘Marzi’ for women

‘Marzi’ helpline launched for unwed mothersThe helpline has been launched to guide unwed mothers. Through this helpline, the women will be educated about the PCPNDT act and will be provided health services. Unwed mothers across Maharashtra can avail this facility. Currently, 4 to 5 women call on the helpline asking for the guidance. The helpline number: 9075764763 Speaking to My […]

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 […]

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’

‘Include, value, empower.’ This year the slogan for World Kidney Day highlights the importance of women’s kidney health and the need to create awareness amongst women as well as to give them equal access to healthcare all over the country. Let’s focus on some of the special problems faced by women vis-a-vis kidney health

World Kidney Day: ‘Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women’5 lakh women suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) worldwide and 600000 women die every year of CKD. Kidney disease has become the 8th leading cause of death in women. Although, women are somewhat more prone to develop CKD (14% prevalence in woman compared to 12% in men.) Woman with chronic kidney disease will have […]

Physically demanding jobs and shift work may impact women’s fertility, says study

Among women going through IVF cycles, those who had a physically demanding job had an 8.8 percent lower egg reserve and 14.1 percent fewer mature eggs than women whose jobs did not require heavy lifting

Physically demanding jobs and shift work may impact women’s fertility, says studyWomen who have physically demanding jobs may experience decreased fertility, finds new research by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Working schedules that fall outside normal daytime office hours may also lower a woman’s ability to conceive. Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, a research fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at T.H. Chan School of Public […]

‘Laparoscopic surgery associated with pregnancy is feasible and carries a low morbidity’

The incidence of pelvic pain requiring surgery ranges from approximately 1:440 to 1:1300. The incidence of surgery during pregnancies is approximately 0.75%. One in 600 pregnancies are complicated by the presence of adnexal masses. There are multiple concerns in abdominal operations in pregnancy, because the life of the mother and foetus must be considered

‘Laparoscopic surgery associated with pregnancy is feasible and carries a low morbidity’Earlier studies have shown that abdominal surgery in the first trimester is associated with a higher (12%) rate of spontaneous abortions, which is reduced to zero in the third trimester. Adnexal  mass in pregnancy increases the rate of preterm labour: in the second trimester, it is 8% but it increases to 30% to 40% during […]

Woman loses uterus but doctors save her baby

It was an intense moment for Sharmila Mane, (name changed) when she came to know that placenta that provides nutrition and oxygen to baby is abnormally surrounding her uterus. Doctors explained her about the risk involved if post-delivery that it leads to heavy bleeding. But last week, Mane delivered a baby boy with minimal blood loss of just 300 ml. even though she lost her uterus she thanked the doctors for saving her and her baby

Woman loses uterus but doctors save her babyPlacenta provide nutrition and oxygen to baby. Normally baby is delivered first. Then placenta is delivered.  Placenta attached on mouth of womb separates and delivers before baby. It causes life threatening torrential bleeding risking mother and baby’s life. This dangerous situation is called placenta previa. Few patients of Placenta Previa are even more dangerous. It is […]

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says study

Babies born to mothers with gestational diabetes tend to have high birth weights. Women who have gestational diabetes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes later. Their babies are also at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes as well as obesity

Less sleep during pregnancy can lead to gestational diabetes, says studyThe amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16 per cent of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of sleep among pregnant women may be a contributing factor to the development of […]