#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’

Women are the pillars of strength of every home. The stability of a home depends on the health of women. A happy and healthy woman builds a strong foundation of a happy home. If a woman is unwell for a day, the home is in disarray

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’Women, today, are career-oriented and put in the same hours as the men. During the process, they are subjected to severe stress from the work and home fronts. Sustaining this pressure for a long time takes a massive toll on their bodies, and they end up paying a heavy price. Earlier, in case of complications, […]

World Contraception Day: Understanding possible side effects of the pill

Contraception is an important and essential public healthcare requirement. Control over one’s fertility is a crucial part of a woman’s independence

World Contraception Day: Understanding possible side effects of the pillIn recent years, the dialogue around fertility control, contraception and the ‘pro-choice’ movement has significantly increased awareness about the need for a woman to be in charge of her sexual and reproductive health. However, due to irresponsible marketing and industry driven propaganda, emergency contraception has come to the forefront of the public eye. What is […]

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 years

A committee headed by Maharashtra health department's principal secretary will conduct a probe into several cases of hysterectomies that have come to light in Beed district, state health minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday in the state Legislative Council

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 yearsRaising the issue in the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena MLA Neelam Gorhe and Dr Manisha Kayande,  Shiv Sena Spokesperson and MLA said some women engaged in sugarcane cutting work in Beed got their wombs removed to avoid hindrance in work and fines due to menstruation. Responding to her, Maharashtra health minister Eknath Shinde said […]

World Schizophrenia Day: 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

World Schizophrenia Day: 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 […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchers

Researchers have shown that maternal age may not influence the implantation potential of embryos in IVF or the likelihood of miscarriage. The study concludes that whilst older women produce fewer euploid (healthy) embryos, age does not affect implantation or live birth rates, if healthy, high-quality embryos are used

Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchersThere have been several studies that suggest that age causes a decline in the reproductive potential for women. This has mainly been attributed to the decrease in the yield of oocytes (eggs) and an increase in aneuploidy (embryos that have less or more than the requisite number of chromosomes). According to research, the rates of […]

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals study

Pregnant women are more likely to have complications during labour and caesarean deliveries than during vaginal births, and a new study offers fresh evidence that older mothers are most at risk

C-section complication risk rises with mother’s age, reveals studyRates of caesarean deliveries, or C-sections, have risen in the developed world to more than 20 per cent of births, even though the World Health Organization recommends this surgery only for the roughly 10 to 15 per cent of cases when the health of the mother or baby is in danger. While C-sections can be […]

Asia’s first woman to give birth via uterus transplant, heads home

This is the first child born through uterus transplant in India and Asia. Baby was born from the same womb from which her mother was born. She delivered the premature baby girl at Galaxy Care Hospital on October 16. This was the first-of-its-kind delivery not only in India but the Asia-Pacific region

Asia’s first woman to give birth via uterus transplant, heads homeMeenakshi Walan, resident of Vadodara, underwent a womb transplant in May 2017. Her had mother donated her own uterus. Meenakshi’s uterus had become non-functional following miscarriages and a still birth. She gave birth to a premature baby girl at Galaxy Care Hospital on October 16. The child named Radha is now two-and-a-half months old. The […]

Pune: Doctors remove 5 kg fibroid from woman’s ligament, save her life

In a rare and risky case, doctors at government hospital in Pune successfully operated a 53 year-old woman, who had a huge 5.5 kg mass of fibroid in her broad ligament

Pune: Doctors remove 5 kg fibroid from woman’s ligament, save her lifeAccording to experts the fibroid was huge and the surgery was risky. The mass was 25 cm by 20 cm in size. The broad ligament is a peritoneal fold that attaches the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries to the pelvis. The mass was in very close proximity to abdominal aorta, both veins and arteries supplying […]

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality

On May 18, 2017, the baby’s mother, Meenakshi Walan, got a uterus transplant. Meenakshi’s mother had donated her uterus to her, because her daughter's uterus was damaged and she couldn’t conceive a baby. And now, 17 months after getting her mother’s womb, Meenakshi has delivered a baby girl at the Galaxy Care Hospital, in Pune, on October 18

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality“I am extremely happy. Something that was impossible two years ago, is a reality today. I wanted a child from such long time and today I have one. My joy knows no bounds. I cannot express my happiness. I am experiencing this kind of happiness for the first time,” said Meenakshi Walan, Vadodara woman who […]
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