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

Managing Premature Twins

Management of Premature Twins babies Twin babies at 32 weeks (8th month), were extracted after caesarian section (LSCS) for anterior placenta which makes normal delivery very challenging. The twin children were showing signs of distress and hence emergency LSCS was performed, however the twin babies were premature and required intensive care. Premature birth or Preterm […] Read more

Stage 1 Food for Babies

MAKE ‘EATING’ A JOYFUL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR BABY- STAGE 1 FOOD   Preparing baby food, especially stage 1 food, is convenient and quick at home.   Since this is the first time your baby is consuming something other than breast milk, you should make it a joyful experience for your baby. Try different varieties of […] Read more

Acute Gastroenteritis in Babies

Acute Gastroenteritis An 11-month-old infant was brought to the casualty of Ovum hospitals with complaints of more than 15 episodes of loose motion and 4-5 episodes of vomiting on the same day. The child was feeling weak and was not able to consume any food. This was a critical condition and required the expert attention […] Read more

Dehydration in Babies

When there is not enough fluid in a baby’s body, they experience dehydration. Babies are more prone to dehydration that adults. Dehydration can be caused due to excessive loss of fluid through vomiting, diarrhea, fever and sweating.  It is very important to keep track of the baby’s fluid intake in order to keep dehydration at […] Read more

Baby Milestone: Reacting to Sounds

A baby can hear sounds and noises from the time they’re in the mother’s womb.All the sound information they gather in turn helps them in brain development and also plays a vital role in developing skills like sitting, rolling, standing and walking. Even though a child’s ears are well developed at birth, it takes around […] Read more

Managing Croup in Babies

Croup is a respiratory condition occurring in children where the larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe) swells. Croup is common among kids who are between 6 months to 3 years old. It is quite in children older than 6 years. Causes Croup is generally a result of viral infections like Influenza & Parainfluenza.  However, it […] Read more