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 […]

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternity

For the very first time in both India and Asia, a woman has given birth to a baby girl after successfully undergoing a uterus transplant

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternityThe woman who hails from Vadodara, Gujarat, who underwent a uterus transplant surgery, has delivered a baby girl. She was the second person in India to undergo a uterus transplant. On the occasion of Dusshera, it is a matter of great pride for Indians and the entire medical fraternity in India. As a doctor in […]

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 […]

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’

Post-delivery to stop blood loss, the doctors remove the uteruses of women, who are suffering from ‘placenta praevia.’ However, a Mumbai gynaecologist, Dr Ashok Anand, has developed a procedure, which is done at the time of Caesarean section which can stop bleeding, as well as, save the uterus. He and his team has managed to save uteruses of 52 women with this technique

Mumbai: JJ doctors save uteruses of 52 women suffering from ‘placenta praevia’In the past two years, doctors from Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals have managed to save uterus of 52 pregnant women. According to the doctors, these women were suffering from placenta praevia, a condition when the placenta attaches inside the uterus, but near or under the cervical opening. The complications include dangerously low […]

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual cramps

About three out of four women experience menstrual pains, and every one out of 10 women experiences severe cramps

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual crampsAs women, we all know it, dread it, and are sometimes even thankful that we get it — I’m talking about our monthly period. We all know the constant throbbing and cramping pains that come with it. According to the Mayo Clinic, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your period. Hormone-like substances, […]

‘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 […]
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