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Nutrition in Pregnancy – Busting the ‘Eat for Two’ Myth

The role played by nutrition during the pregnancy period is something that has implications on the health of the mother, the baby as well as on the baby’s health in later adult life. Optimal nutrition is what needs to be stressed here and not the myth of ‘eat for two’ that is still doing the

Concept of Birth Planning

The birth of a child has and will always be something that is unpredictable, but birth planning is something that can go a long way in communicating a mother’s expectations and goals regarding the birth of a child. The time of labor is difficult for everyone and the mother may not be in the right

Vaginal Infections

Vaginal infections vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina are fairly common and the tendency to treat by self-medicating is also on the rise these days, with medicines being made available at the click of a button and Google being at everyone’s beck and call. Maybe it has to do with the stigma of not being able

Medical Abortion

The two different medicines used in medical abortion to terminate a pregnancy are mifepristone and misoprostol. The abortion pills can be had up to 77 days (11 weeks) after the first day of your last period. Another thing to understand is that these pills can never act like the “morning-after pill” which is designed to prevent pregnancy.

Is Twin Pregnancy double trouble?

The chances for twin pregnancy are often higher in older women because hormonal changes can cause more than one egg to be released at a time. Other methods like the use of assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization can also increase the odds of a twin pregnancy. Twins occur only in one in every 80 pregnancies. There are many unique issues in twin pregnancies when compared to single pregnancy and this calls for double the care as only40 percent of twin pregnancies go full term.

Hirsutism & Acne – Simple but unresolved?

Hirsutism which is excessive hair growth on the body and acne are two conditions that are majorly impacted by hormonal changes in a person’s body and there is always going to be a connection between both. Both hirsutism and acne that could be symptomatic of other diseases can have a great impact upon a person’s psychological well-being in part due to its negative impact on body image.

Infertility – Understanding Treatment Options

It’s a widely known fact that infertility is on the rise in our present society and it is so common that one in seven couples trying to have a baby will experience difficulty in conceiving spontaneously. This trend is expected to increase in the future and by 2025, around 30 million couples are predicted to grapple with infertility problems in our country. Infertility treatment depends on certain factors like what’s causing the infertility, how long the couple has been infertile, the age of the couple and other personal preferences.

Bleeding at birth…What is Postpartum Hemorrhage?

Death due to pregnancy is an important cause of premature mortality of women across the globe in developed as well as in developing countries. Postpartum haemorrhage also called PPH is when a woman has heavy bleeding after giving birth. It’s a serious but a preventable condition. It usually happens within few minutes after the birth of the baby , or in the next 48 hours. About 1 to 5 in 100 women who have a baby (1 to 5 percent) have PPH.

Cervical Cancer And HPV Vaccination

Cervical cancer caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), is the second most common cancer in India, with around 77,300 new cases being reported annually. Human Papilloma Virus causes about 91% of cervical cancers and there are over 100 different types of HPV, most of which are considered low-risk and do not cause cervical cancer. Some cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and oropharynx (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils) are also caused by HPV.

Breastfeeding Techniques

Breast milk isno doubt the liquid form of love and breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to her baby, to herself and to the earth. The benefits of breastfeeding for both the baby and the mother are numerous and it is quite a special time of physical and emotional bonding between the mother and her newborn baby. Breastfeeding is natural & beautiful and can be mastered with a little patience and coordination. There is no right or wrong way of breastfeeding the baby and what is most important here is that whatever position or technique is chosen, it should be a comfortable one for both mother and baby.

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