• About Us

    Ovum Hospitals aims to bring about a positive change in the field of child and maternity care and, by the means of this blog, we want to provide relevant and reliable medical information that are sought after by parents and parents-to-be. Parents tend to have various questions on topics related to pregnancy, prenatal, maternity, infant and child care. We aim to address these concerns and provide reliable information through a credible source about child behaviour, healthcare, women’s wellness, etc, in an effective and comprehensible manner.

    Ovum Hospitals is solely dedicated to child and maternity care. We strive to provide highly standardized effective and reliable patient care in a comfortable environment. Our expert team of doctors are highly experienced in the field of gynaecology and obstetrics, neonatology and pediatrics. Read more

Pregnancy and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). And what you can do about it.

In conversation with Dr Sandhya Shivakumar (MBBS, DGO, DNB – Obstetrics & Gynecology) Carpel Tunnel Syndrome or CTS is a condition when pregnant women experience numbness, pain and discomfort in their fingers and wrists and sometimes in hand, during the second and third trimester of their pregnancy. The symptoms also include tingling, numbness, and weakness. […] Read more

Fever in newborn babies

In conversation with Dr Shanthi Reddy MBBS, MD (PAED)(Neonatology and Pediatrics) Newborn babies are born into a world, where they could take some time to come to terms with. New conditions, new situations… And, they have no clue how to cope with too! That’s why not just doctors, but parents too have to keep a […] Read more

Kangaroo Mother Care

In conversation with Dr Prabhu M MBBS, MD(pediatrics), Fellowship in Neonatology from Manipal Hospitals What is Kangaroo Mother Care? Kangaroo Mother Care, which is widely suggested for babies born as preemies, is a method of holding the baby naked except for diaper and a cloth covering its back, upright against the bare chest of the […] Read more

Lactose Intolerance in Babies

In conversation with Dr Chandra Sekhar Tippareddy MD (paed) (Neonatology and Pediatrics) Lactose Intolerance in Babies- Symptoms, Causes, Treatment What is lactose intolerance in babies? Lactase is the enzyme that is required to digest sugars present in milk ( lactose ). Lactose intolerance occurs when a person does not produce this enzyme, or does not […] Read more

Chloasma during Pregnancy

In conversation with Dr. Kalyani C Reddy (MBBS, MS – Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DGO) Chloasma often known as melasma or the mask of pregnancy is a skin condition that can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. Hormone fluctuations are partially to blame for melasma. Chloasma or melasma causes patches of discoloration. The patches are darker than […] Read more

Importance of Vitamin D and Iodine

In conversation with Dr. Harini Shetty (MBBS, DGO, Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine)   Why is vitamin D and Iodine important during pregnancy? While vitamin D is a key nutrient for maintaining strong bones for mum and baby. Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function, and during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy it contributes to babies’ […] Read more